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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.

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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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When She Hollers

Review

When She Hollers
by Cynthia Voigt
Scholastic Paperbacks,(1996)
ISBN-10: 0590467158

My rating:



She put the survival knife down on the table. It pointed across at him.
She couldn't breathe.
"From now on—" she said. "I'll have this knife." Her knees were watery, and her mouth trembled. "All the time." She sat down.
He was pretending not to hear.
--When She Hollers, Cynthia Voigt, p. 1.

A powerful, moving story told all in one day about Tish, a teen who's been sexually and emotionally abused by her step-father. She doesn't want to take it any more; she won't. So she fights back—and finds a way to get herself safe and stop him from hurting her again. Powerful. The best book on sexual abuse, the imbalance of power—and finding inner strength, that I've ever read. Suspenseful, tightly written, and compelling—an enjoyable read.


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