Available: June 2020

Reading Level: 2-3 • Interest Level: 9-12
Clear Cut
Available: June 2020
Author: Melody Dodds
Specs: 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” • 200 pp • Suggestions for Further Reading, Written in Verse, Excerpt from Similar Verse Books, About the Author, Hi-lo text
HC ed.: 978-1-5383-8515-9 • $19.95 | $14.45
eBook: 978-1-5383-8516-6 • $19.95 | $14.45
Pbk. ed.: 978-1-5383-8514-2 • $12.90 | $10.95
Heather Wright is always all right. That’s what people say. But if she’s always all right, then why is life so hard? Heather starts cutting as a way to deal with the difficult emotions she locks inside. But what starts out as casual cutting turns into a dangerous addiction. When Heather goes away to summer theater camp, she meets Josie. Josie is a tough, sassy diva who is not just a cutter, but a cutting advocate online. Heather looks up to Josie until the darkness of Josie’s inner world threatens to spill out over the side and drown both of them. Until she does the unthinkable.

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About the Author:
Melody Dodds is a chemist and former substitute teacher. She currently volunteers at a local youth center as a mentor and tutor, and also writes novels and plays. Addiction can shatter the happiest, cleverest, most amazing people we know. Melody wrote this particular book for anyone who has become addicted, or loved someone who did.