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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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Teen Books That Have Something to Say


Wringer

Review

Wringer
by Jerry Spinelli
HarperCollins,(1997)
ISBN-10: 0060249137

My rating:



Palmer does not fit into his town. In his town, when boys become 10 years old, they bcome wringers—boys who ring the necks of pigeons shot at the annual Pigeon Day shooting event. Palmer desperately does not want to become a wringer. He is sickened by the cruelty. That alone will make him the target of bullying and taunting if anyone finds out.

But to make things even worse, Palmer finds a pigeon and begins keeping him as a pet, opening up his window each night to let the pigeon in. As the shooting event draws nearer, he worries that someone will see him—or worse, that the pigeon will get killed. Palmer faces increased peer pressure, and has to decide if he will join the other boys in wringing pigeons' necks, or if he'll take a stand and face the consequences. A book with a lot of suspense and emotion, this is a great read about feeling different, experiencing peer pressure, and summoning up courage.

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


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