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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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Lucy Peale

Review

Lucy Peale
by Colby Rodowsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux,(1992)
ISBN-10: 0374363811

My rating:



After what seemed like hours her father spoke, his voice loud and piercing, as if he were filling all the reaches of the tent and not just that small hot room.
"Clothe your nakedness, Lucy Peale. Clothe your nakedness."
Lucy looked down, smoothing the crinkled cotton nightgown, then crossing her arms across her chest. "I am clothed, Pa. And, besides, I've got my underpants on underneath."
"Don't sass me," he said.
--Lucy Peale, Colby Rodowsky, pp. 8-9.

Lucy became pregnant through being raped. But that didn't matter to her evangelist father. When he found he became emotionally abusive—and demanded that she leave the house unless she confessed her sin to his congregation. So Lucy ran away—with hardly any money and no place to go.

Lucy's money ran out quickly, and she couldn't find a job. She had to resort to sleeping under the boardwalk and eating food people had thrown away. Then she met Jake. Jake was kind, sweet, and sensitive. At first she pushed him away, but when she was desperate she went to him. He took her into his home and heart—and together they made a family.

A sweet story, laced with pain but happiness and strength, too. Although Jake seems to good to be real, and things working out a little too easily, this is a moving book, filled with compassionate, insight, and courage. A beautiful story.


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