A novella about a boy named Mick and his struggles with life. His parent’s divorce and a friend’s suicide make his world unbearable. Each “cut” has a deeper meaning. A cry for help.
“I spin my dad’s Ruger SP101 revolver on the wood floor of my bedroom. Sometimes, just to see what it feels like, I place the tip of the gun against my temple, but I never once pull the trigger. NO!”
“I’m more into the slice of the blade against my skin and the blood running down my arm.”
“It relieves so much pressure.”
“And I can breathe again…”
About the Author
She is currently working on an adult novel series and a Young Adult series about self-harm and suicide topics.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mick and Layla's stories broke my heart and had me breaking out the Kleenex. This emotional read takes on the heartbreakingly difficult topics of depression, suicide, bullying and cutting. The author's writing is thought provoking and made me realize how tough it is for anyone dealing with these topics. This book needs to be in middle schools everywhere.
This is a very touching and emotional read. It addresses the issues that teenagers face and how they often deal with them, suicide and self-harm being two results of constant bullying. Although the topic is a deep one, I would encourage people to read this as it is an issue that is relevant to most people at one time or another. It’s a short read, but a tough read due to all the emotions, there’s a lot of pain in this story, and it’s a story that needed to be written and needs to be read! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
An incredibly engrossing simple story that is anything but simple. There are no hidden messages, twists or turns, although there is a bit of suspense as you wonder what just happened. As a special education teacher and a licensed behavior specialist/mobile therapist my heart broke throughout this story and, I realized, I read a bit of myself in the actions of these children. A call from a child's guidance counselor that your child is discussing suicide with his/her friends is devastating but to not hear until it is too late is much, much worse. If you have a heart for children and people who suffer from depression, this story will pull you in immediately. I read this in a few hours, as it is a short novella. I pray that, like myself, you are further motivated to reach out to help young (and old) people who are struggling with self-image and depression. Take courage and encourage others to say something. Please. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.