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by Patricia McCormick

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Fifteen-year old Callie is so withdrawn that she's not speaking to anyone including her therapist at the residential treatment facility where her parents and doctor send her after discovering that she cuts herself. Her story unfolds primarily through dramatic monologues, gradually revealing the family turmoil that led to her self-destructive behavior. Her little brother, Sam, is ill he nearly died in her care. Since Sam's illness, Callie's mother has become so worried and fragile that she rarely leaves the house.

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We, by the way, are called guests. Our problems are called issues. Most of the girls are anorexic. They re called guests with food issues. Some are druggies. They re called guests with substance-abuse issues. The rest, like me, are assorted psychos. We re called guests with behavioral issues.


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Can you remember how it started? you say. I remember exactly.


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That she d wait till she got out of here for happy hour? Yeah, right. But my dad

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