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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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(Okay, Cornify isn't a word game, but if you like unicorns and rainbows, it's sure to bring a smile to your face. Press the "cornify" button, and see what happens. Then keep pressing it. To get the page back to normal, just reload it.)


Babel

Use your word skills to build an inspiring tower in this lexical challenge in the ancient world. Travel through time to a land where words have yet to be invented. Test your word skills in 25 unique game types and watch your tower soar. Succeed, and your tower will reach heights never imagined. Stumble, and your tower will fall. Featuring stunning graphics, addictive game play, and hours of word game fun, 'Babel Deluxe' is a towering test of your mental muscle.


Bookworm

This is one of my very favorite word games. The sound effects are funny (with the bookworm burping), and the game is fun and challenging.

Help the Bookworm chomp letters to make words and score points. Gobble up a faster-paced new action mode and make words up to 12 letters long.


Fowl Words

The chicken sound effects make this game a lot of fun.

Each hen bears a letter that you must use to spell as many words as you can before time runs out. Watch the hens drop eggs and then catch their expressions when you shoot the eggs back. A fun game for the whole family!


Fowl Words 2

Welcome to the Chicken Ranch where every hen is busy laying lettered eggs. You must spell the word that the eggs form before they fall off the conveyor belt. The bonus rounds are egg-citing! Unscramble the letters to find the words before time runs out!


Letter Rip

Put your brain into overdrive and Letter Rip! Create as many words as you can before time runs out. Beat the clock and advance to an entirely different puzzle. Power Players can choose between Timed and Untimed games and play over 100 puzzle levels.


Scrabble Sprint

Play Scrabble Sprint a fast and fun word game that helps you sharpen your SCRABBLE skills. Beat the clock as you create the highest scoring words out of the seven letters you are dealt in Scrabble Sprint fashion.


Text Twist

How many words do you know? In Super TextTwist you'll have to think of as many words as you can with the letters you have and still beat the clock. Use all your letters to make a word and you'll move on to the next round.

If you get stuck, just hit the Twist button for a hint. Don't worry; we've already thought of all the words, you just have to tell us what they are :)


Word Freak

Find all the words before time runs out. Remember that the words can run horizontally, vertically, diagnonally and even backwards. If you find a word on the list then that word will remain circled and the word will be crossed off the list. It takes a keen eye to find them all. Have fun!


Word Mojo

Test your Word Mojo in this fun, free game! Form words from the letters on the board before time runs out.


Wordo

Clear the tiles before they stack to the top by spelling words with 3 or more letters. The pressure is on! When spelling a word, tiles do not have to touch but they need to be clicked in the correct spelling order. Submit the word by double clicking on the last letter.


Word Slinger

Word Slinger combines elements from word game classics, creating an unforgettable and addictive gaming experience. Try your hand at two exciting modes: Speed and Strategy. Don't let the list of words reach the top in Speed mode. Take your time to plan each move in Strategy mode. Packed with bonuses and power-ups, Word Slinger will have you hooked!


Word Whomp

Dig your way to a bigger vocabulary in this hilarious spelling game. Spell three- to six-letter words to help move your gopher friends closer to their yummy veggies. Whomp the little guys into place and watch the scoreboard behind them keep track of the words you've already spelled. Get help from an in-game dictionary and the gophers themselves! How long can you survive without running out of words?


Anagramania

If you like anagrams, this game's for you! Unscramble the letters to reveal the original word. Can you unscramble it before the time is up? You get 10 points for every word you correctly unscramble. 10 points are deleted every time you get a word wrong, or don't unscramble it before the time's up. Have fun!


Spellice

How good are you at spotting spelling mistakes? Can you do it well under pressure? Find out in Spellice. Read misspelled passages from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, and correct them before the time runs out. Any typo will mean a wrong turn. This game will especially appeal to editors, writers, and readers. I found it fun.


Word Magnets

Arrange the magnets to make poetry or sentences - just for fun.


Joggle

Love Boggle? Love searching for words? This is the game for you! Find as many words as you can in 3 minutes. Click on the first letter of the word, then move the mouse over each of the next letters. Click when you've finished a word.

Letters must touch each other in some way, and the same letter cannot be used twice in one word - but letters can be touching even by the corners. Lots of fun!