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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


Welcome to the Ark

Review

Welcome to the Ark
by Stephanie Tolan
Avon Books/HarperCollins,(2000)
ISBN-10: 0380733196

My rating:



Phenom Vanishes
PARIS (AP)—Fifteen-year-old Miranda Ellenby, known to the world through her mother's best-selling book, Phenom in the Family, has disappeared from an academic conference on language and culture where she was to present a paper. She is the youngest person ever to be asked to participate in the elite international gathering. ...The girl's distraught father, Dr. Walter Ellenby, who has built a multimillion-dollar business aimed at teaching parents how to raise geniuses, arrived in Paris this morning to join the search. --Welcome to the Ark, Stephanie Tolan, p. 1.

Miranda, a teen genuis, is committed to an upscale mental hospital by her parents. There Miranda meets three other genius children—Doug, Elijah, and Taryn—as all four are taken aside from the others to become part of an experimental project. Each child bears emotional scars from the exploitation or abuse they have suffered—and each child is incredibly gifted in at least one area. Miranda is able to almost immediately understand and speak fluently in all languages (and has for years been toted around in the media by her parents), Doug can do anything with computers, Elijah is telepathic, and Taryn communes with trees and animals.

The project serves as a refuge from their violent world and traumatic pasts, and together they form a kind of family and try to find some healing. As they grow closer, they discover that their minds have an incredible power, and they realize they need to try to save the world from its own violence. A gripping, enjoyable book, with genius children, psychic powers, and emotional healing. Compelling and at times insightful, this book combines emotional depth and painful experiences with fantasy, talent, and intrigue.


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