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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


The Dear One

Review

The Dear One
by Jacqueline Woodson
Delacorte,(1991)
ISBN-10: 0385304161

My rating:



One thing I learned from Rebecca is that when people talk about fifteen-year-olds who are pregnant, they never mention anything about the lost look in the girls' eyes. Rebecca said those people talking and writing books and articles and going on Oprah and Phil Donahue don't know the real deal.
--The Dear One, Jacqueline Woodson, p. 1

Feni does not want her mother to allow Rebecca, the poor, fifteen-year-old pregnant daughter of her mother's old friend, stay with them. But Rebecca comes, any way. At first the two girls don't get along, but over time they come to respect and like each other—and learn from each other.

A moving book that touches lots of important issues, including pregnancy, class differences, being lesbian or straight, and acceptance and courage. Although this book is not as well written as her later Melanin Sun, it is a powerful, gentle story, one I recommend.


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