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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


True Confessions of a Heartless Girl

Review

True Confessions of a Heartless Girl
by Martha Brooks
Farrar, Straus and Giroux,(2003)
ISBN-10: 0374378061

My rating:



Noreen, a troubled seventeen-year-old, stole her boyfriend's truck and money and just drove away after a big fight where she was afraid he was rejecting her. Noreen drove and drove until she reached a coffee shop in a little town. The coffee shop owner decides to take her in, but Noreen isn't grateful.

Calamity after calamity happen, with Noreen resisting the kindness and love the strangers in this town are willing to give her. But gradually, through their attentiveness, Noreen softens, finds a little forgiveness, and matures, and is able to work things out with her boyfriend. But it's a rocky ride.

Complex, edgy, and multi-layered, with complete, believable characters with their own lives and problems, this is an intense, powerful book you won't want to miss. Gritty, emotional, and gripping.


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