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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.

PARALLEL VISIONS book cover

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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How to Stop Self-Harming

by Cheryl Rainfield, 2011

  • Love yourself, even just a little bit. Enough to know that you don't deserve to be hurt;

  • Really take in love, kindness, and compassion from others;

  • Talk to someone safe about your self-harm;

  • Figure out what sets off your self-harm, and what you felt before you hurt yourself;

  • Get out the emotion in safe ways—art, dance, music, writing, sports;

  • Distract yourself, and find alternatives to hurting yourself—even if it's only for five minutes at a time, and then five minutes more.

  • Realize that stopping self-harm is a process. Every time you've put it off a little longer, you've done well;

  • Know that you do NOT deserve to be hurt. Not ever. Not even by yourself.

Written by Cheryl Rainfield, author of Scars, a teen novel about a girl who self-harms to cope with abuse.

Click here to download How to Stop Self-Harming.

©Cheryl Rainfield, 2011

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