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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.

STAINED book cover

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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From Anna

Review

From Anna
by Jean Little
HarperCollins (reissue),(1991)
ISBN-10: 0064400441

My rating:



Anna Solden is clumsy and awkward. Her brothers and sisters tease and disparage her about it, and she knows her mother does not love her the way she does her other children. Anna's teacher thinks she is lazy and stupid, and Anna thinks she must be, because she can't read. The only person she feels loved by is her father.

Then her father announces that they are going to move from their home in Germany to Canada--and will all have to speak English. Anna is devastated. But once they arrive in Canada, things take a turn for the better. Anna, like all the others, is taken to a doctor for an examination—and the doctor, who Anna immediately likes, discovers that she is almost blind! Everything makes so much sense, why Anna was so clumsy, why she couldn't do things the other girls could, like sew, and why she couldn't read—she could hardly see.

Anna gets a strong pair of new glasses, and is sent to a special sight-saving class that she is afraid she will hate—but through the kindness of her teacher and the doctor, Anna blossoms. Everyone notices the change...and Anna realizes that she isn't stupid or all that clumsy—she's just different. A powerful, heart-warming story about how deeply negative messages can affect us—and the power of kindness.

The main character is younger in age, but don't let that stop you from reading this wonderful book.


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