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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


Julie

Review

Julie
by Cora Taylor
Douglas & McIntyre,(1985)
ISBN-10: 088833172X

My rating:



Gradually Julie had changed. She hadn't even noticed it happen. Just that she didn't let herself think about anything unusual anymore—not after she learned about Joan of Arc.
...Sometimes she remembered thee stories she had heard in the night when she was younger, especially when she read one about the ancient women who had become tree spirits. But it was safer to read stories. Safer not to hear things other people couldn't hear.
--Julie, Cora Taylor, pp. 53-54.

Julie has a psychic ability that allows her to see into both the past and the future. Her ability sometimes frightens people; her mother doesn't like her to talk about the things she sees, and Julie knows her mother is, at times, almost afraid of her. Julie feels different, and sometimes lonely. Her father is kinder to her, though he, too, does not completely understand her.

Then her father has a terrible accident—and Julie knows, through her psychic ability, that he needs her help or else he'll die. She leaps onto a horse and rides to where she knows he is—and her mother follows her. Through Julie's intelligence, clear thinking, her psychic ability, and the power inside her, Julie is able to save his life not once, but twice. And Julie's mother softens toward her, and accepts and loves her for who she is.

A tender, moving book, beautifully written. You won't be able to put this book down. If you've ever felt different, or if you like psychic fiction, you'll love this book.

This book has a younger protagonist, but don't let the age of the main character stop you. This is an incredibly well-written, moving, intriguing book. Cora Taylor also wrote a sequel, Julie's Secret, which you'll want to check out after you've read the first book.


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