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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Nonfiction for Teens Recommended

Snowflake Obsidian: Memoir of a Cutter
Written by The Hippie
www.SnowflakeObsidianBook.com
ISBN: 978-1-4502-6654-6
Publisher: iUniverse
Rating: 5/5 stars
Genre: Teen nonfiction

 Reviewed by Bensey originally for Amazon

I consider myself an avid reader and was skeptical before reading this book. However, once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I related to the main character in so many ways and really felt that the author put a true voice to a beautiful soul who was figuring out how to love herself.

I loved the characters in the book, and more specifically the way that The Hippie was able to bring each of them to life and create a way that the reader appreciated each of them whether or not they were an emotionally stunted father or a shallow and back-stabbing best friend, or a drug-using soul mate. The Hippie brought an empathetic voice to each character. I found myself laughing during parts, crying during parts and praising the author's ability to overcome her own insecurities in other parts. I appreciated the way that she wrote about her experience with cutting; not minimizing the pain that she was in, but not over-dramatizing it either. It can be a delicate subject and I felt that The Hippie's vulnerability maintained the balance between self-torture and self-actualization during that time, as well as writing about the experience of overcoming it.

The Hippie's journey during "Snowflake Obsidian" is one that is refreshingly honest. I highly recommend this book.

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