Etched on Me (Paperback)

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On the surface, sixteen-year-old Lesley Holloway is just another bright new student at Hawthorn Hill, a posh all-girls' prep school north of London. Little do her classmates know that she recently ran away from home, where her father had spent years sexually abusing her. Nor does anyone know that she's secretly cutting herself as a coping mechanism...until the day she goes too far and ends up in the hospital.
Lesley spends the next two years in and out of psychiatric facilities, where she overcomes her traumatic memories and finds the support of a surrogate family. Eventually completing university and earning her degree, she is a social services success story--until she becomes unexpectedly pregnant in her early twenties. Despite the overwhelming odds she has overcome, the same team that saved her as an adolescent will now question whether Lesley is fit to be a mother. And so she embarks upon her biggest battle yet: the fight for her unborn daughter.

About the Author

Jenn Crowell was seventeen when she wrote Necessary Madness. She attended Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781476739069
ISBN-10: 1476739064
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Publication Date: February 4th, 2014
Pages: 321
Language: English