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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


Gifted Touch (Fingerprints #1)

Review

Gifted Touch (Fingerprints #1)
by Melinda Metz
Avon/HarperCollins,(2001)
ISBN-10: 0064472655

My rating:



"Sometimes, when I touch things, words fill my head. Words that feel like thoughts—thoughts that are inside of me...but not mine.
I used to think I was crazy. Used to.
I'm starting to wonder if there's a reason for all the voices that tangle together in my mind. And if I'm right, then it's not my sanity I'm worried about—it's my life."

When Rae starts to hear voices in her head, she's afraid that she's going crazy, the way her mother seemed to before she died. Rae has a bit of a public meltdown at school, and all her friends avoid her or treat her like there's something wrong with her—including her boyfriend, who becomes her ex-boyfriend. Rae goes from being popular to being a social outcast. But gradually, Rae realizes that she's hears thoughts—other people's thoughts—when she touches things that they have touched.

Rae still has to attend group therapy sessions at a hospital—because they think she's emotionally unstable. Rae makes a friend at the group—and starts to feel less alone. But just before one of her group sessions, a pipe bomb explodes near Rae—and Rae is able to hear, from the thoughts she picks up, that someone has it in for her. The hospital blames Rae's new friend, so Rae sets out, by using her psychic powers, to try to find out who set the bomb, and why.

Some of the answers to these questions are only found in the next books in the series—a tactic that usually makes me so angry I never buy another book—but for me, this book was emotionally satisfying. Rae has someone on her side—and amazing powers that can help her. I do not usually like series, but after buying the first book in this series, I had to rush out and buy all the others. If you like fiction with psychic aspects, and gripping, fast-paced stories, you'll love this series.


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