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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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Mandy

Review

Mandy
by Julie Andrews Edwards
HarperTrophy/HarperCollins (reprint),(1989)
ISBN-10: 0064402967

My rating:



Mandy is an orphan who has lived at the orphanage for a very long time—and a loneliness begins to haunt her. On one of her explorations around the orphanage grounds, she climbs over a wall and discovers a very small, old, abandoned cottage on another property. Mandy is delighted with the cottage, and wants it for her very own—for a place that feels like home.

She thoroughly cleans out the dirty cottage, and over the weeks and months, furtively finds her way back to the cottage to fix it up even more. She starts lying about where she's going and what she needs things for, because she doesn't want anyone else to break into her dream.

Then one of the other orphans follows her, and finds her cottage—and Mandy is devastated. She runs away in a storm and becomes feverish and ill—only to be discovered by the rich land owner who owns the cottage. The kind man takes her home, and he and his wife nurse her to health. Mandy hardly dares to dream that they might actually want her in their family—and then their son comes home, and her dreams are dashed. But not all is lost, for Mandy finds the family she needs.

A touching, beautiful book. If you've ever wanted someone to love you, someone to belong to, you'll be moved by this heartfelt book.

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


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