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Literature & Fiction
  • Author:
    Cheryl Rainfield
  • ISBN:
    1934813575
  • ISBN13:
    978-1934813577
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  • Publisher:
    WestSide Books (2011)
  • Pages:
    248 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Literature & Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.2
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Cheryl Rainfield has said, I write the books that I needed as a teen. She also writes the extremely hard and brutal truth

Cheryl Rainfield has said, I write the books that I needed as a teen. She also writes the extremely hard and brutal truth. She digs so deeply into the head of the abused Kendra that I felt like I needed a shower after reading some of the things that poor child went through.

Cheryl Rainfield has said, "I write the books that I needed as a teen. Cheryl Rainfield pushes Kendra to her absolute breaking point to fully explore the emotions she’s experiencing. The release of those emotions and the choices she makes, are the whole focus of this book. Books with subjects like abuse and self harm are not necessarily as popular as other realistic books are, and the combination of issues in Scar adds to its intensity.

Rain spatters the windshield, drumming on the hood. The rhythmic thunk of the windshield wipers makes the silence seem even more oppressive. Dad drives without looking at either of us. The rhythmic thunk of the windshield wipers makes the silence seem even more oppressive soft web of skin between my thumb and index finger, trying to stay calm. I don’t know how I’m going to act normal when we get home. I’m not sure I can be in the same house with him. Not sure I can sit in this car much longer. Mom turns around in her seat to face me. I got a strange phone call today, Kendra. From some woman at the Java Cup.

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 abuser’s identity. Kendra cuts to relieve the pressure: it’s how she copes, along with her brilliant expressive artwork.

Teen telepath Caitlyn "overhears" someone planning to set another student up as a Para-something that could cost that student their home, their family, and even their life. Caitlyn is in a race against time to help protect another student, who might, after all, be a Para. Enjoy this free bonus short story for readers of HUNTED that gives you a glimpse into Caitlyn's world. Khushi, a vibrant 21 year old was the sunshine of her bade papa and buaji’s existence.

This book absolutely hooked me! It was absolutely relatable for me. If you ar triggered by self harm just beware

This book absolutely hooked me! It was absolutely relatable for me. If you ar triggered by self harm just beware. Very detailed and descriptive! I love that the main character is in the LGBT group. Ive read through it at least seven times.

I write the books I needed as a teen and couldn't find. SCARS was first published in 2010, but I did more than 50 revisions of SCARS and sent it out hundreds of times for more than 10 years before I got a contract. Current City and Home Town.

Read Page 165 from the story Scars by Cheryl Rainfield (All flashbacks) by camilaswife15 with 1. .

Read Page 165 from the story ⚠️Scars by Cheryl Rainfield (All flashbacks)⚠️ by camilaswife15 with 13 reads. His hand gripping my shoulder. idk why but yeah :) entire thing is a trigger warning ⚠️.

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.

Aiata
Scars is super intense, which you can probably tell from the description. On the first page, we're with Kendra during one of her therapy sessions. She was sexually abused for several years as a child, but it wasn't until six months ago that the memories emerged. She can see everything except for the face of the man who did these things to her, and to make matters worse, he's been following her. Aside from talking to her therapist in a safe space, the only way she knows how to deal with the onslaught of memories is to cut.

Scars doesn't pull any punches. Kendra's cutting is described in detail: what it looks like, what she feels or doesn't feel, how she hides it. There's flashbacks of her abuse, which are heart-wrenching and disturbing. Then there's her paintings, which depict her feelings in dark tones that worry her mother. Although her mother's worry is more because those kind of paintings don't sell, and not over what's going on with her daughter. The mother-daughter relationship also has a strong focus, because Kendra doesn't feel like she can talk to her mother about what's going on with her without being criticized or having her mother turn it into being about her her. Or getting the whole "don't worry your father, don't make him look bad" speech. Horrible.

While Scars is by no means a light or easy read, it's not all darkness. There is a very sweet romance between Kendra and the one person her age who she feels gets her. Meghan's life isn't all hugs and happiness either. She puts on this tough girl act, but Kendra sees her underneath that. Meghan also doesn't judge Kendra or push her to share more than she's ready for. Likewise, Kendra doesn't push Meghan about her home life although she makes it clear that she's there for her despite her own problems. They're just very sweet together.

Of course, one of the main plot points is who abused Kendra. It's frustrating for her to be able to remember everything but his face, so everywhere she looks it could be him. I did figure out who it was early on, but that didn't change my reaction when it all came out. It really is sickening that he could do this to her, and his explanation...just ugh. I felt so sick.

Scars is a very intense read. The only reason I didn't give it a full five stars was because I felt like it was too short and like some things were rushed. There is a lot of detail and depth here, but it felt rushed at the end. It was resolved too quickly and suddenly, even though Kendra has been dealing with this for months. I guess I just wanted more of Kendra's story, perhaps more of what happened afterward. Especially with her relationship with her mom, because as much as I hated that woman, I believed her totally off responses and hope she was able to put herself aside to really see her daughter.
Jerinovir
Book Info: Genre: Young Adult literature
Reading Level: Young Adult with the caveat that this addresses serious issues; readers should have someone to whom they can turn for assistance with any issues that it brings up. Some of the abuse scenes are very graphic and very disturbing.
Recommended for: Anyone who can read it
Trigger Warnings: Child molestation/incest (very graphic scenes), cutting (graphic), homophobia, suicidal ideation, child abuse and neglect, assault with a deadly weapon, ritual abuse

My Thoughts: Wow, this book is brutal: absolutely brutal. Not only is Kendra trying to survive the memories of her abuse as a child, but she's also coming to grips with being a lesbian and dealing with the ignorance of her family. They try to be accepting, but keep saying things like, "If you choose to be a lesbian, you're choosing a hard road." People just can't seem to understand it is not a choice! I mean, who in their right mind would choose to live with the sort of hatred and discrimination that people in the QUILTBAG have to deal with? No, it's the way a person is born, nothing to do with any choice. The only correct thing about that statement is the "hard road" bit. I was very happy that a) Kendra figured it out so young and b) she had a friend of the family who was gay that would support and encourage her.

Cheryl Rainfield has said, "I write the books that I needed as a teen." She also writes the extremely hard and brutal truth. She digs so deeply into the head of the abused Kendra that I felt like I needed a shower after reading some of the things that poor child went through.

While the book is brutal and disturbing, it's also very well-written. I just realized, after finishing it, that I didn't notice a single editing error. I couldn't tell you if that was because they weren't there or I just didn't notice them; I was absolutely enthralled by this story. It was hard to read, but ... I really can't recommend it enough. If you can stand to read it, you really should.

Disclosure: I picked up this book from Amazon during a free promotion. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: Kendra, fifteen, hasn't felt safe since she began to recall devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse, especially because she still can't remember the most important detail--her abuser's identity. Frightened, Kendra believes someone is always watching and following her, leaving menacing messages only she understands. If she lets her guard down even for a minute, it could cost Kendra her life. To relieve the pressure, Kendra cuts; aside from her brilliantly expressive artwork, it's her only way of coping. Since her own mother is too self-absorbed to hear her cries for help, Kendra finds support in others instead: from her therapist and her art teacher, from Sandy, the close family friend who encourages her artwork, and from Meghan, the classmate who's becoming a friend and maybe more. But the truth about Kendra's abuse is just waiting to explode, with startling unforeseen consequences. Scars is the unforgettable story of one girl's frightening path to the truth.
Ochach
The story begins with Kendra remembering what happened to her as a child. Problems at school and then home issues add to that, all culminating in a powerful climax. Cheryl Rainfield pushes Kendra to her absolute breaking point to fully explore the emotions she’s experiencing. The release of those emotions and the choices she makes, are the whole focus of this book.

Books with subjects like abuse and self harm are not necessarily as popular as other realistic fiction/contemporary books are, and the combination of issues in Scar adds to its intensity. The writing is excellent, especially when describing Kendra’s needs and feelings. The need to cut and find release from the emotional pain is very well detailed, and is told on different levels so everybody can relate to her.

I recommend this book for those that have an interest in exploring what goes on in a person’s head when they are thinking of self harm. Kendra has moments of real breakthroughs, and great insight into her mind space is given throughout the story. I think it’s an important read and well done.