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Sarah, a teen with a port-wine stain and body image issues, is abducted, and must find a way to rescue herself.

“Powerful. I raced through it, wanting to know if Sarah would find a way to escape both her captor and her self-doubts. A real nail-biter!“
- April Henry, NY Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

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Kendra must face her past and stop hurting herself--before it's too late.

Awards: #1 in the Top 10 ALA Quick Picks, ALA's Rainbow List, a Governor General Literary Award Finalist, Staff Pick for Teaching Tolerance.

Yes, it's my own arm on the cover of SCARS.

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Caitlyn, a telepath in a world where having any paranormal power at all can kill her, must decide between saving herself or saving the world.

Awards: A finalist for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award.

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Kate sees visions of the future--but only when she has an asthma attack. When she "sees" her sister being beaten, and a schoolmate killing herself, Kate must trigger more attacks--but that could kill her.

Awards: 2013 Gold Winner, Wise Bear Digital Awards, YA Paranormal category.

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Sarah, a teen with a port-wine stain and body image issues, is abducted, and must find a way to rescue herself.

“Powerful. I raced through it, wanting to know if Sarah would find a way to escape both her captor and her self-doubts. A real nail-biter!“
- April Henry, NY Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

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All book reviews on this site are written and revised by Cheryl Rainfield.


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A

A M Jenkins (Out of Order)
Alex Flinn (Nothing to Lose), (Breathing Underwater)
Alex Shearer (The Speed of the Dark)
Ann Cameron (Colibri)
Anna Fienberg (Borrowed Light)



B

Barbara Haworth-Attard (Theories of Relativity)
Barbara Russell (Last Left Standing)
Brent Hartinger (Last Chance Texaco), (Geography Club)
Brian James (Tomorrow, Maybe), (Tomorrow, Maybe)
Brian Malloy (The Year of Ice)



C

Carolyn Coman (What Jamie Saw)
Carolyn Lehman (Strong at the Heart: How It Feels to Heal from Sexual Abuse)
Carolyn MacCullough (Falling Through Darkness)
Catherine Fisher (Corbenic)
Charles de Lint (The Blue Girl)
Cheryl Klam (The Pretty One)
Cliff McNish (Angel)
Colby Rodowsky (Lucy Peale), (Remembering Mog)
Cora Taylor (Julie)
Cornelia Funke (Inkheart)
Cynthia D. Grant (Uncle Vampire), (Mary Wolf)
Cynthia Voigt (Homecoming), (When She Hollers), (Homecoming)



D

Darlene Ryan (Rules for Life)
Davida Wills Hurwin (A Time for Dancing)
Dean Lorey (Nightmare Academy)
Dia Calhoun (Avielle of Rhia), (Avielle of Rhia)
Diane Matcheck (The Sacrifice)
Dru Pagliassotti (Clockwork Heart)



E

Elaine Marie Alphin (Counterfeit Son), (Counterfeit Son)
Ellen Wittlinger (The Long Night of Leo and Bree)
Ellery Akers (Sarah's Waterfall: A Healing Story about Sexual Abuse)



G

Gail Giles (Shattering Glass)
Gary Paulson (Hatchet)
Gloria D. Miklowitz (Past Forgiving)



H

Helen Hemphill (Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones)
Hilary Milton (Blind Flight)
Hiroshi Ishizaki (Chain Mail: Addicted to You)
Holly Black (Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie)



J

Jaclyn Moriarty (Feeling Sorry for Celia)
Jacqueline Woodson (From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun), (The Dear One)
James Howe (Totally Joe)
James Patterson (Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment)
Jean Ferris (Looking for Home), (Looking for Home)
Jean Little (From Anna)
Jerry Spinelli (Wringer)
John Wyndham (The Chrysalids)
Joyce Sweeney (Shadow), (FreeFall)
Jude Watson (Premonitions)
Julia Watts (Finding H.F.)
Julie Andrews Edwards (Mandy)
Julie Johnston (Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me)
Justine Larbalestier (How to Ditch Your Fairy)



K

Kate Banks (Walk Softly, Rachel)
Katherine Sturtevant (A True and Faithful Narrative)
Kathleen Karr (The Boxer), (The Boxer)
Kathryn Reiss (Paint by Magic)
Kimberly Newton Fusco (Tending to Grace)
Kit Pearson (Awake and Dreaming)
Kristen D. Randle (Slumming)



L

Lara M. Zeises (Bringing Up the Bones)
Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak)
Lee Weatherly (Breakfast at Sadie's), (Missing Abby)
Linda Holeman (Mercy's Birds)
Lisa Papademetriou and Chris Tebbetts (M or F?)
Lois Duncan (Down a Dark Hall)
Loretta Ellsworth (In Search of Mockingbird)



M

Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time)
Martha Brooks (True Confessions of a Heartless Girl)
Mary-Ellen Lang Collura (Winners)
Maureen Bayless (No Fixed Address)
Melinda Metz (Gifted Touch (Fingerprints #1))
Michael Dorris (The Window)
Michelle Groce (Jasper)
Mirjam Pressler (Halinka)



N

Nan Willard Cappo (Cheating Lessons)
Nancy Garden (Annie On My Mind)
Nancy Springer (Sky Rider)
Norma Fox Mazer (Crazy Fish), (Crazy Fish)



P

Patricia C. Wrede (Dealing With Dragons)
Penni Russon (Undine)



R

Rodman Philbrick (The Fire Pony)
Ron Koertge (Stoner and Spaz)
Ruth White (The Search for Belle Prater)



S

Sarah Dessen (Dreamland)
Scott Johnson (Safe At Second)
Scott O'Dell (Island of the Blue Dolphins)
Shannon Hale (Goose Girl)
Sherwood Smith (Wren to the Rescue)
Stephanie Tolan (Welcome to the Ark)
Stephenie Meyer (Twilight)
Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games)
Sylvia Louise Engdahl (Journey Between Worlds)



T

Tamora Pierce (Bloodhound (The Legend of Beka Cooper, Book 2)), (Wild Magic)
Tanita Davis (A la Carte)



V

Valerie Hobbs (Letting Go of Bobby James, or How I Found Myself of Steam)



W

Wendy Orr (Peeling the Onion)

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