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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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FreeFall

Review

FreeFall
by Joyce Sweeney
Bantam Doubleday Dell,(1996)
ISBN-10: 0440219752
ISBN-13: 9780440219750

My rating:



12:30 P.M., Saturday
Ten minutes later, they came to a tunnel where someone had written RICK on the wall with something soft and black, like charcoal. All four boys came to a complete stop. Their collective breathing echoed.
"If we'd gone past that before, somebody would have seen it," David said. He adjusted the visor of his cap and turned to Neil.
"Right," Neil said. His body felt like a stone falling through water....
"How long does it take before people starve to death?" Terry asked Neil.
--FreeFall, Joyce Sweeney. p. 45.

Four teens—two brothers with a secret past, and their friends—become trapped in a cave in Florida—and noone knows where they are or where to look for them. They're trapped together, with only some food and supplies—and one boy is claustiphobic, one boy has asthma, one boy has a chip on his shoulder, and one boy thinks he has something to prove.

Secrets and hidden emotions come to the surface while the four boys are trapped—and some healing actually occurs. A compelling book that will draw you in. This book feels very real, and is taut with emotion.


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