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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


Awake and Dreaming

Review

Awake and Dreaming
by Kit Pearson
Puffin (reprint),(1999)
ISBN-10: 014038166X

My rating:



Theo is unhappy. She's poor, teased at school, and neglected and physically abused by her selfish, irresponsible mother. She never has the right clothes, and often doesn't have enough to eat. She also tries to take care of her mother, instead of the other way around. Theo is so unhappy she creates her own world that she can escape into—a world where she has a family named the Kaldors who love her and take care of her, and who provide her with everything she needs. But when the dream begins to fade, and Theo tries to find the real Kaldors, she discovers they don't know her. Gradually, Theo recognizes some things she values in her own family, and finds a bit more happiness. The book is so vivid, you feel like you're right inside Theo's head. A wonderful, powerful book that you won't forget reading.


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