It's hard to keep a secret when it's written all over your body
Told in an extraordinarily fresh voice, Scarred is an unforgettable novel about one girl's struggle to cope with tragedy, and one boy's refusal to give up on her.
Seven months ago on a rainy March night, Willow's parents drank too much wine at dinner and asked her to drive them home. But they never made it- Willow lost control of the car, and both her parents were killed.
Now seventeen, Willow is living with her older brother, who can barely speak to her. She has left behind her old home, friends, and school. But Willow has found a way to survive, to numb the reality of life: She is secretly cutting herself.
And then she meets Guy, a boy as sensitive and complicated as she is. When Guy discovers Willow's secret, he pulls her out of the solitary world she's created for herself, and into a difficult, intense and potentially life-changing relationship.
"In this novel that is in part a love story, Hoban takes readers on an intense journey that allows them to see a cutter's painful reality." - School Library Journal
"Authentically tender. A credible depiction of a grieving girl's struggle towards self-forgiveness." - Publisher's Weekly.
Julia Hoban is a woman of many talents: she writes; designs her own clothes and handbags; and attended graduate school for physics and philosophy. She lives with her husband in New York City, and is working on her next novel (and outfit).
Author: Julia Hoban