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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


Past Forgiving

Review

Past Forgiving
by Gloria D. Miklowitz
Simon & Schuster,(1995)
ISBN-10: 0671884425

My rating:



Fifteen-year-old Alex knows she has a great thing in her boyfriend, Cliff—he's attractive, popular, and polite. But there are more sides to Cliff than what he shows in public. Cliff has a violent temper, and becomes very controlling, jealous, and possessive of her, even to the point of slapping her and trying to prevent her from seeing her friends. Alex keeps excusing his behavior and denying that anything is wrong—in part because she's desperate to have a guy, a good relationship. But when Cliff rapes her, then just expects her to forgive him like she has all the other times, Alex realizes something is wrong. But it still takes her time to get away from Cliff and his abusive behavior.

This is an important story that many teens can relate to, and others should read about. The indications of control and abuse, and how they unfold, are very clear, and serve as good warnings. Packed with emotion.


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