Ceylan Scott on writing ON A SCALE OF ONE TO TEN
On a Scale of One to Ten
Tamar is admitted to Lime Grove, a psychiatric ward for teenagers, where the psychologists ask her endless questions. How did the self-harming start? Will you tell us what happened? How do you feel, on a scale of one to ten? But there’s one question Tamar can’t – won’t – answer: What happened to her friend Iris?
A uniquely powerful, devastating novel of friendship, fragility and forgiveness.
Contains scenes of suicide and self-harm that some readers may find upsetting