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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.

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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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Teen Books That Have Something to Say
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Great Reads: By Subject, Title, Author, or Illustrator

All book reviews on this site are written and revised by Cheryl Rainfield.


By Title  |  By Author  |  By Category



A

A la Carte (written by Tanita Davis)
A Time for Dancing (written by Davida Wills Hurwin)
A True and Faithful Narrative (written by Katherine Sturtevant)
Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me (written by Julie Johnston)
Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones (written by Helen Hemphill)
Angel (written by Cliff McNish)
Annie On My Mind (written by Nancy Garden)
Avielle of Rhia (written by Dia Calhoun)
Awake and Dreaming (written by Kit Pearson)



B

Blind Flight (written by Hilary Milton)
Bloodhound (The Legend of Beka Cooper, Book 2) (written by Tamora Pierce)
Borrowed Light (written by Anna Fienberg)
Breakfast at Sadie's (written by Lee Weatherly)
Breathing Underwater (written by Alex Flinn)
Bringing Up the Bones (written by Lara M. Zeises)



C

Chain Mail: Addicted to You (written by Hiroshi Ishizaki)
Cheating Lessons (written by Nan Willard Cappo)
Clockwork Heart (written by Dru Pagliassotti)
Colibri (written by Ann Cameron)
Corbenic (written by Catherine Fisher)
Counterfeit Son (written by Elaine Marie Alphin)
Crazy Fish (written by Norma Fox Mazer)



D

Dealing With Dragons (written by Patricia C. Wrede)
Down a Dark Hall (written by Lois Duncan)
Dreamland (written by Sarah Dessen)



F

Falling Through Darkness (written by Carolyn MacCullough)
Feeling Sorry for Celia (written by Jaclyn Moriarty)
Finding H.F. (written by Julia Watts)
FreeFall (written by Joyce Sweeney)
From Anna (written by Jean Little)
From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun (written by Jacqueline Woodson)



G

Geography Club (written by Brent Hartinger)
Gifted Touch (Fingerprints #1) (written by Melinda Metz)
Goose Girl (written by Shannon Hale)



H

Halinka (written by Mirjam Pressler)
Hatchet (written by Gary Paulson)
Homecoming (written by Cynthia Voigt)
How to Ditch Your Fairy (written by Justine Larbalestier)



I

In Search of Mockingbird (written by Loretta Ellsworth)
Inkheart (written by Cornelia Funke)
Island of the Blue Dolphins (written by Scott O'Dell)



J

Jasper (written by Michelle Groce, illustrated by Laura Duis)
Journey Between Worlds (written by Sylvia Louise Engdahl)
Julie (written by Cora Taylor)



L

Last Chance Texaco (written by Brent Hartinger)
Last Left Standing (written by Barbara Russell)
Letting Go of Bobby James, or How I Found Myself of Steam (written by Valerie Hobbs)
Looking for Home (written by Jean Ferris)
Lucy Peale (written by Colby Rodowsky)



M

M or F? (written by Lisa Papademetriou and Chris Tebbetts)
Mandy (written by Julie Andrews Edwards)
Mary Wolf (written by Cynthia D. Grant)
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (written by James Patterson)
Mercy's Birds (written by Linda Holeman)
Missing Abby (written by Lee Weatherly)



N

Nightmare Academy (written by Dean Lorey)
No Fixed Address (written by Maureen Bayless)
Nothing to Lose (written by Alex Flinn)



O

Out of Order (written by A M Jenkins)



P

Paint by Magic (written by Kathryn Reiss)
Past Forgiving (written by Gloria D. Miklowitz)
Peeling the Onion (written by Wendy Orr)
Premonitions (written by Jude Watson)



R

Remembering Mog (written by Colby Rodowsky)
Rules for Life (written by Darlene Ryan)



S

Safe At Second (written by Scott Johnson)
Sarah's Waterfall: A Healing Story about Sexual Abuse (written by Ellery Akers, illustrated by Angelique Benicio)
Shadow (written by Joyce Sweeney)
Shattering Glass (written by Gail Giles)
Sky Rider (written by Nancy Springer)
Slumming (written by Kristen D. Randle)
Speak (written by Laurie Halse Anderson)
Stoner and Spaz (written by Ron Koertge)
Strong at the Heart: How It Feels to Heal from Sexual Abuse (written by Carolyn Lehman)



T

Tending to Grace (written by Kimberly Newton Fusco)
The Blue Girl (written by Charles de Lint)
The Boxer (written by Kathleen Karr)
The Chrysalids (written by John Wyndham)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (written by Mark Haddon)
The Dear One (written by Jacqueline Woodson)
The Fire Pony (written by Rodman Philbrick)
The Hunger Games (written by Suzanne Collins)
The Long Night of Leo and Bree (written by Ellen Wittlinger)
The Pretty One (written by Cheryl Klam)
The Sacrifice (written by Diane Matcheck)
The Search for Belle Prater (written by Ruth White)
The Speed of the Dark (written by Alex Shearer)
The Window (written by Michael Dorris)
The Year of Ice (written by Brian Malloy)
Theories of Relativity (written by Barbara Haworth-Attard)
Tomorrow, Maybe (written by Brian James)
Totally Joe (written by James Howe)
True Confessions of a Heartless Girl (written by Martha Brooks)
Twilight (written by Stephenie Meyer)



U

Uncle Vampire (written by Cynthia D. Grant)
Undine (written by Penni Russon)



V

Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie (written by Holly Black)



W

Walk Softly, Rachel (written by Kate Banks)
Welcome to the Ark (written by Stephanie Tolan)
What Jamie Saw (written by Carolyn Coman)
When She Hollers (written by Cynthia Voigt)
Wild Magic (written by Tamora Pierce)
Winners (written by Mary-Ellen Lang Collura)
Wren to the Rescue (written by Sherwood Smith)
Wringer (written by Jerry Spinelli)


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