She self-harms herself a lot because of bullying. Her parents don't know about it yet, her mom drinks a lot and got taken away from her kids. Her dad doesn't really even pay attention to them anymore. Her brother ran away from home, and only told Ruth, but told her not to tell their dad. when she is in school her friend finds out that she is doing that to her self, she finds some to help her. She goes to consoling and has to stay at the rehab center to help her with the problem. The lady that helps her finds out that she secretly took a razor blade from her house and brought it here, so she takes it from her. But that doesnt stop Ruth from trying to find a way to hurt her self.