Kendra, a sexual abuse survivor, cuts to cope with the pain, but she doesn't remember the identity of who abused her. Kendra makes a friend in Meghan, and falls in love with her. When Kendra's abuser starts threatening her, she must find a way to face her past and stop hurting herself--before it's too late.
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When I wrote SCARS, I wrote the book I needed as a teen and could never find. I drew on my abuse and trauma experience to write SCARS and bring an insider perspective; like Kendra, I'm a sexual abuse survivor, I used self-harm (and art) to cope, and I'm queer. I know how alone I felt, and how blamed--and when you're in pain, feeling alone and blamed can make the pain so much worse.
I still get reader letters every week telling me how SCARS helped readers know they're not alone; feel understood for the very first time; talk about their own self-harm, sexual abuse, or being queer; get help; stop cutting or want to stop; and a few have even told me that it helped them not want to kill themselves. I also hear from people who've never had any of those experiences before, who let me know that they understand self-harm now (and aren't so judgmental about it any more). I am grateful for all the reader letters that come in, and I try to answer them all (though it can take me a while).
It's my own arm on the cover of SCARS.
Cheryl Rainfield writes edgy, realistic teen fiction as well as paranormal fantasy for teens. She lives in Toronto, Canada.
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Book Description West Side Books, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Kendra hasn t felt safe since devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse began surfacing, especially because she still can t remember the most important detail-her abuserÂs identity. Someone isalways watching Kendra, following her and leaving menacing messages, and making her fear for her life. Kendra cuts to relieve the pressure: itÂs how she copes, along with her brilliant expressive artwork. Her mother is tooself-absorbed to listen, so Kendra finds support elsewhere: from her therapist and her art teacher, from Sandy a family friend, and from Meghan, a friend and maybe more. Will they ever learn the truth about KendraÂs terriblesecret? Scars is the story of one one girlÂs frightening path to the truth. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781934813577
Book Description WestSide Books, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 248 pages. 8.25x5.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zr1934813575
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 248 pages. 0.335. Bookseller Inventory # 9781934813577