Oct 12, 2009


Being a great lover of the classics and always looking for a new book to read, I find myself frequently looking at what others are reading in hopes of finding something good. Just the other day I was helping out in the Big Kid's room at work and noticed a kid engrossed in a book, so I asked to take a look at it. The title and picture on the front was slightly disturbing and what I read on the back cover was even more. The book was entitled Cut and this is what its description said:

Callie cuts herself. Never too deep, never enough to die. But
enough to feel the pain. Enough to feel the scream inside.
Now she's at Sea Pines, a residential "treatment facility"
filled with girls struggling with problems of their own. Callie
doesn't want to have anything to do with them. She doesn't
want to have anything to do with anyone. She won't even speak. But Callie can only stay silent for so long...

I flipped through the book and its contents were even more alarming than its back cover! I put the book down and looked at the twelve year old boy.

"You are not reading this book! Why would you want to read a book like this? I don't want you ever bringing a book like this to after school care!"

He looked back at me with a questioning look in his eyes and replied, "Well, I have to read this book...It's for school, my teacher said I have to read it..."

I felt so angered yet so saddened too...Really, truly this is what our tax dollars are going towards...educating the children in the public schools on what, how, and why teens get depressed enough to slit their own wrists? Wow!!!
I am so very thankful that God has blessed me with a godly heritage and with the great privilege to have grown up in a Christian home and to have attended a Christian school!

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! That is really scary! I would be scared to read something like that in fear that it would plant seeds of thoughts of depression... not good... not good at all! On a lighter note... I'd like to recommend a book I've just started into called "Share Jesus Without Fear" by William Fay... it's so amazing and I'm only 3 chapters in!



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