Scars

Scars

Scars – a YA fiction recommendation on a “best reads” list was one that attracted me because in 2010 when I first moved back to Tasmania I crossed paths with a school psychologist and she told me that cutting was one of the most common problems she was dealing with across a number of local high schools. In that same year, I discovered two people I had contact with in various contexts were cutting. I read this book and found it moved me to tears, it was so powerful and so truly awful, in part because it was based on the author’s own personal experiences. I will definitely be sharing this book with my children’s literature students, with the hope that it will open up discussions about the place of books which explore issues (traditionally considered taboo) in school contexts.

 

 

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