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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


Counterfeit Son

Review

Counterfeit Son
by Elaine Marie Alphin
Puffin (reprint),(2002)
ISBN-10: 0142301477
ISBN-13: 9780547258539

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Fourteen-year-old Cameron has lived in terror of his father—a serial killer who kidnaps, abuses, then kills young boys—for as long as he can remember. He has experienced emotional asd psychological abuse at the hands of his father. When his father is killed in a shootout with the police, Cameron grasps at his one chance to have a normal life and a loving family—he poses as one of his father's victims.

In his new identity as Neil Lacey, he is reunited with Neil's family—but all the while he's very aware that although Neil's parents instantly accept him, the police and Neil's sister do not believe that he is really Neil. He desperately wants them to; he wants to be able to live a real life. When Neil's younger brother is kidnapped by one of his father's friends, Cameron must face up to the truth and reveal his scam—a scam that turns out not to be such a scam. The book is rivetting and compelling, revealing the great denial and psychological wounds that can result from severe trauma.


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