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Willow by Julia Hoban

This book was so compelling! It is about a 17 year old girl, Willow who has just lost both parents in a car accident AND SHE WAS DRIVING!!! So now that you have that horrible picture in your mind, Willow lives with her borther and his wife and baby and truly believes he blames her and hates her for the loss of their parents. Willow is a cutter and razor blades help her deal with the sick blame she heaps upon herself. But during the first days of school, she meets Guy, who is the most amazing, sympathetic person. He stumbles upon her secret and Willow swears him to secrecy and it is from here that the story of Willow's blame, hatred of herself, and longing to be loved and normal once again begins. I loved the characters, the way Willow perceives them (she is a little unreliable about some of them) and how she finds the strength in herself to confide in Guy all that she has kept in that really makes this a great read. Sad but well worth it!
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