Ruth Wallace knows
she can only hide the scars on her arms for so long. Who wears long
sleeves all summer long? Cutting herself doesn’t make Ruth’s problems
disappear, but at least it helps her cope. Her dad is a nightmare, her
mother seems lost in a medicated dreamland, and her brother Caleb can’t
handle their family life any more than she can. Abby, one of Ruth’s
good friends, is getting suspicious. Fortunately, Glen Collins hasn’t
noticed yet. But then again, he’s a new student and probably doesn’t
want to sound mean. Ruth needs to find someway, any way, to heal her
scars – the ones she hides and the ones she can’t – before something
terrible happens.