Cut by Patricia McCormick follows the story of Callie who cuts and refises to talk. She has been sent to a resident treatment facility where she is goes to group therapy with girls who have eating disorders and someone else who cuts. In treatment Callie learns a lot about herself and her family.
Cut is a very moving, eye opening book. I had heard about people cutting- in particular some of my own students who told me they used to (and have assured me that they no longer do.) Cutting is not something that I fully understand but after reading this book I have better insight.
This is a book that I think every teacher, and anyone who cares about today's youth, needs to read.