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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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Hatchet

Review

Hatchet
by Gary Paulson
Aladdin/Simon & Schuster (reprint),(1996)
ISBN-10: 0027701301

My rating:



His eyes snapped open, hammered open, and there were these things about himself that he knew, instantly.
He was unbelievable, viciously thirsty. His mouth was dry and tasted foul and sticky. His lips were cracked and felt as if they were bleeding and if he did not drink some water soon he felt that he would wither up and die. Lots of water. All the waret he could find.
--Hatchet, Gary Paulson, p. 43.

On the way to visit his divorced father, the small plane that Brian was travelling in crashed when the pilot had a heart attack. Brian was the only other passenger. Left with only the clothes on his back, the hatchet clipped to his belt, and a bruised and battered body, Brian had to try to figure out how to survive—alone—in the wilderness.

Brian goes through terror, pain, and loneliness as he struggles to survive, and he comes to some tough realizations—self-pity and despair will not help him survive, and he must use courage and inner strength, intelligence and will, if he is to survive. A well-written, gripping story that will stay with you for a long time.


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