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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


Down a Dark Hall

Review

Down a Dark Hall
by Lois Duncan
Laurel-Leaf/Random House (reissue),(1997)
ISBN-10: 0440918057

My rating:



"So she has it too." Ruth spoke softly, and there was no surprise to her voice.
"Has what?" Kit asked blankly.
"ESP." Ruth paused, then seeing the bewilderment on Kit's face, elaborated. "Extrasensory perception. It's a sort of sixth sense that some people are born with...."
"And you think Sandy has that?" Kit exclaimed. "But you said, 'she has it too.' Do you mean that you...."
--Down a Dark Hall, Lois Duncan, p. 74.

Fourteen-year-old Kit is sent to live at an all-girls boarding school. She'd applied with her best friend, but when her best friend wasn't accepted and she was, she no longer wanted to go. Her mother and new fiance made her go any way.

When Kit arrives, she felt suspicious and uneasy. The next day she discovers that there are only three other students besides herself at the school. Then she discovers that all four of them were picked because of their supernatural abilities—and that those abilities are being enhanced and exploited by the school's owners for financial gain, while the girls' health deteriorates. Kit realizes that she has to get out of there—but she can't get the other students, or anyone else, to listen to her.

Suspenseful and captivating, this is my favorite Lois Duncan book. It's taut and emotional, thrilling and a relief at the end. If you like psychic fiction, don't pass this one up. A very enjoyable read.


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