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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


Last Left Standing

Review

Last Left Standing
by Barbara Russell
Puffin (reprint),(1998)
ISBN-10: 0140386866

My rating:



Josh is having trouble dealing with his older brother's death. He goes off by himself every day into the orange groves near his house, and pretends that his brother Toby is really just away at camp, not dead. One day in his wanderings, he comes across an older woman and a developmentally delayed girl who knew his brother—and who didn't know that he'd died. Josh makes up a lie about the reason his brother hasn't been around—and starts to take over the jobs that Toby had been doing for them. Josh becomes more and more pulled into the lie he told, until finally he must face reality when the girl suffers her own loss.

A moving, uplifting story.


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