A Life, Redefined



When the darkness is too great, When the pain is too real, There is nothing but sharp edges, Razor slices, To remind me that I am alive.

Seven years ago, an innocent act by Rowan Slone turned her life into a nightmare. Since the age of ten she's lived with the burden of her baby brother's death. Now she is seventeen and all she wants to do is graduate high school, go to college, and escape the loveless family she has endured all these years--the same family that holds her responsible for his death. But no one holds her responsible more than herself, and she turns to cutting to ease the pain.

When long-time crush Mike Anderson invites her to the Prom, suddenly her future looks brighter. Rowan's younger sister, Trina, however, is determined to ruin her new-found happiness, no matter the cost. And when Rowan discovers her mother's long-held secret, she finds herself teetering on the edge of an abyss.

Can Rowan find the strength to move toward the future or is she doomed to dwell in the past?

Product Details

BHC Press
Publish Date
March 12, 2020
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.63 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Tracy Hewitt Meyer is an award-winning author of young adult fiction. She has a B.A. in English and a Master of Social Work, and much of her writing focuses on the challenges teenagers face, including pregnancy, self-harm, and transgender. Tracy lives in Virginia with her family and rescue dog.


"A searing portrayal of a teen navigating her dysfunctional family that leaves readers hopeful. Meyer astutely captures the horrors of self-harm and domestic violence." -- Kirkus Reviews

"a deep, emotionally intense novel... Meyer is an author worth keeping an eye on, and a talent worth reading!!!" -- InD'Tale Magazine

"Meyer has a great writing style that will suck you in..." -- The NerdHerd Reads

"...a very emotional, realistic, heart-touching read." -- It's A Book Thing blog