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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


Wren to the Rescue

Review

Wren to the Rescue
by Sherwood Smith
Harcourt,(1990)
ISBN-10: 0152009752
ISBN-13: 9780142401606

My rating:



Wren and her best friend Tess are both orphans—or so Wren always thought. Then Wren finds out that Tess is really a princess in disguise—and almost immediately following that, Tess is kidnapped, and Wren goes off to rescue her. Along the way, Wren makes some friends, and discovers she has magic talent.

I found it disappointing that Wren's magical talent, which for much of the book had the promise of being stronger than most others', fizzled out in the last third of the book, and Wren went from being the hero to not really being one. For me, that took away some of the power of the book, and this is true even more so in the rest of the Wren series. However, I still really like the book. The writing is mostly very strong, the characters are complete and real and likeable (or dislikeable). It's an enjoyable read, and the last part of the book shouldn't disuade you from reading it. You'll really feel for and root for the characters.


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