Natalie is a mother.
Natalie is a cutter.
Clawing at walls built by resentment, regret, and guilt, Natalie cuts as an escape from a life she never planned.
Staying present is only possible when you let go of the past. But, what if the past won't let go of you?
This one will go in my favorites...I could not put it down. I've never read anything like this book. I know a girl who is a friend of a friend and she is a cutter, and I never could fathom how someone could end up in a place where this is an outlet for them. I now feel that my knowledge of cutting is much more abundant. When I would read the passages about the cutting, I would cringe and I just wanted her to get help. The story unfolds entirely from Natalie's POV, and works very well that way.
The story of Natalie and Ryker is a poignant one, but so worthwhile. I highly recommend reading it.
16+ for sexual situations.