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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


Homecoming

Review

Homecoming
by Cynthia Voigt
Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster (reprint),(2002)
ISBN-10: 0689851324
ISBN-13: 9780689863615

My rating:



Dicey's mother woke her and her brothers and sisters up in the middle of the night, and bundled them all into the car, telling them they were heading for their Great-Aunt Cilla's house in Bridgeport. But on the way there, Dicey's mother went into the mall for something—and never came out.

Dicey, the oldest of the children, was left with eleven dollars and some sandwiches in a bag, knowing she had to get her siblings and herself to her aunt's, or be stuck in a foster home and have the family broken up. So they began the long trek on foot, and Dicey had to be very resourceful to get enough food for them all as the long days passed.

But they made it. They finally got to Bridgeport—and then they discover that the great aunt has died, and her daughter doesn't really want them there, although she does her Christian best. It's not a good place for the kids; Dicey can see her brothers and sisters getting worse and worse. So they begin their journey again, this time for a grandmother that has never spoken to them.

This is a gripping story about finding people who love you, and about survival and courage. Dicey is a courageous, tenacious hero—and she faces all the challenges, including the ones that come from her siblings, with determination and love. This story will touch you deeply, and you'll want to come back to it again and again. (There are also other books that follow this one that include Dicey and her family.)


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