About and Thoughts on Book:
Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen-year- old Willow's parents drank too much wine and asked her to drive them home. They never made it—Willow lost control of the car and her parents died in the accident. Now she has left behind her old home, friends, and school, and blocks the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when Willow meets Guy, a boy as sensitive and complicated as she is, she begins an intense, life-changing relationship that turns her world upside down.
Maybe it's just a scratch.
Willow Randall stares at the girl seated opposite her. Some might notice the girl because she is pretty. Others because of the flaming red hair. If the guys in the class were looking, they would see that the outline of her bra is clearly visible beneath her shirt. But Willow's eyes are riveted by something else: an angry red welt, about three inches long, that runs from the girl's elbow to her wrist. If Willow squints hard enough she can just about make out a few flecks of dried blood.
So I've noticed that other people have been talking about this book, and so I felt I should say what I thought about it. I read it nearly a year ago during the summer, which is when I read the most. It's one of the best books I read that year, or ever. For that reason, I thought it would be the best book to talk about for my second From My Bookshelf. This is such a powerful book. I recently read Cut, and it's about the same thing, but no one knows that Willow cuts herself. Only Guy finds out. Guy is such a sweetheart. He's a great guy, and tries to help Willow out. I wanted Willow to tell her brother, I wanted her to realize what she was doing was not helping herself. It's a really well written book, and I think anybody that has been through something that was hard on them should read this book. It's a book I actually reread, and will probably read it again and again.
Sorry my thoughts weren't very long. I'm kind of busy, and I thought I wouldn't even be able to write this. I'll make sure to get next week's in on time.