While I find the subject matter extremely interesting, this book fell flat to me. Her writing style was to analytical, when it seems she is just trying to tell her story. Instead it reads more like a textbook study of cutting than a heartfelt outpouring of her story. Then again, she does say in her book that she often had a hard time connecting with herself, so maybe that's why.
This book wasn't interesting, explorative, mind-opening, or even easy to follow. It was just a blathering of "ME ME ME" and not even a major percentage of the book focused on the subject matter of cutting. I didn't feel for or relate to the author, I simply wanted it to be over. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone- not someone who is hoping for help in the subject matter, not someone interested in memoirs, not someone who even wants an escape. I'd recommend it for the recycling bin.
I absolutely loved this book. Her writing style reflects her mental state. Where some might see it as just blathering an "ME ME ME ME" It shows her mental state, she's compulsive, analytical, dramatic, and pays WAY more attention to detail than most people. I really enjoyed it, I saw a lot of myself in it. It was recommended to me because I cut. I would recommend it to recovering self-harmers, those who are anorexic, and those thinking about either of those things. IT is also a memoir, so it is allowed to be all "ME ME ME"