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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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Teen Books That Have Something to Say


Annie On My Mind

Review

Annie On My Mind
by Nancy Garden
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (reprint),(1992)
ISBN-10: 0374404143

My rating:



Annie On My Mind is a gentle love story about two girls falling in love. Liza and Annie, both seventeen, meet and become friends—and over time their friendship and feelings for each other grow. They realize that they want more than friendship, but they don't know what that would look like or how to do it. They kiss and hold hands, but both long for more. And they try to hide their relationship from others.

When they discover two teachers at their school who have been lovers for decades, they find some support and acceptance for their own relationship, and this helps them when they have to face homophobic, narrow-minded schoolmates and teachers. When the girls are discovered by another teacher, they face the possibility of being expelled, and of having to tell their parents. The characters seem to be based in another time, as they are very naive and innocent, but this fits their sweetness. This is a tender book that depicts the natural way that many relationships come about—through friendship and love.


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