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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


Crazy Fish

Review

Crazy Fish
by Norma Fox Mazer
HarperTrophy/HarperCollins,(1999)
ISBN-10: 0380731894
ISBN-13: 9780152063733

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Joyce lives with her uncle near the town garbage dump, where he works and she helps out, when she's not in school. At school, Joyce is taunted and shunned by the others because of where she lives, and as a result, she doesn't like school. The taunts hurt, and she feels very alone. Her only refuge is at the dump with her uncle.

Then one day she meets Mrs. Fish, the new school custodian, who is called Crazy Fish by the students because she's large, dresses differently, and sings as she works. But Mrs. Fish just laughs off their insults and taunts. At first Joyce shuns Mrs. Fish, just like all the other students, but over time she develops a close friendship with Mrs. Fish—and feels loved, like the way she might have by her mother, if she was alive.

Joyce knows she needs Mrs. Fish in her life, and wishes she could convince Mrs. Fish to come live with them. But even harder would be to convince her uncle to accept anyone in their lives; her uncle is very stoic and believes in not accepting favours from anyone. Can Joyce convince her uncle to trust Mrs. Fish, and let her into their lives? A moving story about three people who know what it's like to feel different, outside of others—and who know how to love. If you've ever been teased, or ever longed for someone to care about you, you'll relate to this book.


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