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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


Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me

Review

Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me
by Julie Johnston
Tundra Books (reprint),(2003)
ISBN-10: 088776648X

My rating:



Sara's biological mother gave her up, and then her adoptive parents died when she was just a baby. Since then, Sara has been shuffled from foster home to foster home, and grown increasingly more lonely, bitter, and withdrawn. All she is waiting for is her sixteenth birthday, when she'll have her freedom.

At a new foster home, Sara struggles to push the talkative foster parents away, and not to hope about the woman who has come to town, looking for the child she gave up so many years ago. But as much as Sara tells herself she doesn't need anyone, what she really needs is someone to love her. This is an intense, tender story that rings true. This book is insightful, deep, compassionate, and healing. Moving, powerful, and incredibly well written.


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