Crosses by Shelley Stoehr

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Unhappy at home, Nancy and her friend Katie adopt punk lifestyles and find relief in cutting themselves, until Nancy is forced to confront her problems.

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Shelley is a dance teacher and massage therapist.
Published October 1, 1991 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 153 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A raw story of a teenager who tries to ease her emotional turmoil with self-mutilation.

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First-time novelist Stoehr draws a hard-hitting, graphically realistic portrait of troubled adolescents who indulge in alcohol, drugs, sex, shoplifting and ``cutting'' themselves, deliberately, an activity that somehow assuages inner turmoil.

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