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While confined to a mental hospital, thirteen-year-old Callie slowly comes to understand some of the reasons behind her self-mutilation, and gradually starts to get better.
Publisher: Asheville, NC : Front Street, c2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781886910614
1886910618
Characteristics: 168 p. ; 22 cm.

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readmetowonderland
May 29, 2015

this book didn't actually look very interesting to me, to be honest -- but it was really good. I would recommend it if you wanted to learn more about cutting.

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Cristina_Cristina
May 13, 2015

About a 13 yr old, white, teenage girl named Callie who gets sent to a ‘rehabilitation’ centre because she cuts herself. The reader gets to meet the other girls staying there and go with them through their healing processes. There are graphic scenes about how the girls cut themselves, but this isn’t a gratuitous novel about cutting. It delves deeper into the reasons why someone might cut themselves (or physically harm themselves), and makes human these girls who are misunderstood and may be seen as “freaks’ in society. Also deals with parent issues that many teens (and ex-teens!) can relate with (Callie’s dad never comes to visit her and her Mom doesn’t know how to talk about what’s happening). If you like this book, you may also enjoy "Kiss of Broken Glass" by Madeline Kuderick.

Doodles18 Aug 19, 2014

I love this book. I have read it many times and would recommend it. It is sad, but has a happy ending.

Besides, most SI'ers would understand this novel, and it really connects. The words jump.

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nyoomer3000
Jul 07, 2014

A book that makes you cry and laugh and think, all at once.

blue_panda_691 Sep 07, 2013

This book is great book. Its about a girl who has problems which is that she cuts herself. Her parents left in a mental hospitial so they can help her. I hope you enjoy this book.

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tynet
May 18, 2013

I love this book! It was amazing and I loved the ending. (I cried) it was so amazing and wonderfully written

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sunflowerrr
Dec 28, 2012

I really thought this was going to be better with all the great reviews. Just wasn't that interesting.

hayleynicholls Nov 01, 2012

Where can I get this book? It doesn't exist in any of my libraries.

JennComishen Aug 15, 2012

This book was pretty good. I related to the character and found that for once, the authour captured the feelings and the mindset of cutting. However it was really short and left you guessing. It took a few hours to read, and I wished there was more to it, or at least a sequel. I thought this book was going to be even more amazing (lots of people told me it was) but I found it just good. It wasn't that inspirational, however on the very last page I noticed a reader before me wrote "Stay Strong <3" in the space left. That made me smile. Anyone struggling would see that and feel better. It made me even want to write my on inspiring message for the next reader. And maybe I\ll look back on this book in a few months and see a page of inspiration for anyone struggling. <3

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kristadu
Jul 13, 2012

Kinda hard to understand...

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AyeeJulissa Jul 03, 2012

"There's no rush, no relief. Just a keen, pulsing pain. I drop the pie plate and grasp my wrist with my other hand, dimly aware even as I'm doing it that it's something I've never done before. Never tried to stop the blood.."

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

“Ama wipes her hands on her apron, looks up at our old roof with new eyes, and lifts the baby from his basket. She twirls him in the air, her skirts flying around her ankles the way the clouds swirl around the mountain cap--her laughter fresh and strange and musical to my ears.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

Except on nights when the moon is full. On those nights, the hillside and the valley below are bathed in a magical white light, the glow of the perpetual snows that blanket the mountaintops. On those nights I lie restless in the sleeping loft, wondering what the world is like beyond my mountain home.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

i wish i wasnt me

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

"There's no rush, no relief. Just a keen, pulsing pain. I drop the pie plate and grasp my wrist with my other hand, dimly aware even as I'm doing it that it's something I've never done before. Never tried to stop the blood.."

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

“Then I placed the blade next to the skin on my palm. A tingle arced across my scalp. The floor tipped up at me and my body spiraled away. Then I was on the ceiling looking down, waiting to see what would happen next. What happened next was that a perfect, straight line of blood bloomed up from under the edge of the blade. The line grew into a long, fat bubble, a lush crimson bubble that got bigger and bigger. I watched from above, waiting to see how big it would get before it burst. When it did, I felt awesome. Satisfied, finally. Then exhausted.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

ice a day we have Group. Group therapy, according to the brochure they give you at the admissions office, is the 'keystone of the treatment philosophy' here at Sick Minds. The real name of the place is Sea Pines, even though there is no sea and there are no pines. My roommate, Sydney, who has a nickname for everything, calls it Sick Minds. Her nickname for me is S. T, for silent treatment.... And this place is called a residential treatment facility. It is not called a loony bin."

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

Callie cuts herself. Never too deep, never enough to die. But enough to feel the pain. Enough to feel the scream inside

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

“Then I place the blade next to the skine on my palm.
A tingle arced across my scalp. The flood tipped up at me and my body spiraled away. Then I was on the ceiling looking down, waiting to see what would happen next. What happened next was thet a perfect, straight line of blood bloomed from under the blade.The line grow into a long, Fat bubbel, A lush crimson bubbel that got bigger and bigger. I watch from above, waiting to see how big it would get before it burst. when it did, I felt awesome. Satisfied, finally. Then exhausted.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

“I imagine you working on me as an algebra problem, reducing me to fractions, crossing out common denominators, until there's nothing left on the page but a line that says x = whatever it is that is wrong with me.”

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red_cheetah_976
Oct 07, 2015

red_cheetah_976 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 25

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Noemi300
Sep 19, 2014

Noemi300 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

blue_panda_691 Jun 27, 2013

blue_panda_691 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

susienor Jan 25, 2013

susienor thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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Oct 14, 2012

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CaptainHailey
Jun 18, 2014

Callie is fifteen, and she does not want to speak. Not to her therapist, her parents, or even at first the other guests at Sea Pines. Sea Pines, a treatment center for young people with problems that are more serious then meets the eye. Callie, Self harms.. cutting her wrist and other parts of her body for relief.. but she doesn't understand why she started in the first place. As her story unravels, Callie realizes that all she needed was some support in the first place. All Callie needed was other peoples help, all Callie needed was to speak. With the support of everyone at Sea Pines, and finally the support of her family, Callie can finally recover and heal herself.

sterek Jun 28, 2012

Callie is a fifteen-year-old girl who refuses to talk to anyone at the institute. She observes; she knows what will happen. She doesn't want anybody to know why she is there, until, that is, a girl named Amanda arrives. Then they all know. Callie isn't there for no reason. She's there because she cuts.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

Fifteen-year-old Callie isn't speaking to anybody, not even to her therapist at Sea Pines (nicknamed "Sick Minds"), the residential treatment facility where her parents and doctor sent her after discovering that she self-mutilates. At some point, Callie does begin speaking to her therapist/doctor, and she helps Callie understand why she self-harms. As her story unfolds, Callie reluctantly becomes involved with the other "guests" at Sea Pines—finding her voice and confronting the trauma that triggered her behavior. Callie gets better with the help of Sydney (her roommate), Claire, Debbie, Becca, Tara, Amanda, and Tiffany. Only with the loving support of her family does she learn why she cuts herself.

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