What if the only way you knew to relieve the stress and frustrations of your life was to take a razor blade to your arm? What if everything you loved was being stripped from your life?
In Laura Snow's book, Trading Pain for Pain, these are the issues that Kya has to struggle through as she faces each day of her young life. As the daughter of an aspiring musician, she is forced to move all across the country. Never staying in one place long enough to be anything other then the new kid, Kya finds it hard to adjust. Afraid to hurt those around her, Kya turns to hurting herself, trading one pain for another. But as death slowly overshadows Kya's life, the secrets of her cutting are revealed and she begins the hope filled journey of learning to live without it.
'This book takes you to a deep, dark world and forces you to look with compassion on a secret reality, shrouded in shame. A must-read book for teens and parents and those in the helping professions.'
- Linda Mastaglio, Principal