cheryl. gay. lgbt. lgbtq. queer. rainfield. scars. self-harm. self-mutilation. selfharm. selfharmer. selfharmhelp. selfharming. selfmutilation. sexual. sexualabuse. Scars is a fiction book about Kendra, a lesbian teen who was sexually abused but doesn’t remember who abused her. As her abuser starts. Scars by Cheryl Rainfield – book cover, description, publication history.

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It seemed unrealistic–Kendra’s abuser is identified quite dramatically, I will say and taken away and chery she’s pretty much fine with her life? Nov 07, Liza Wiemer added it Shelves: I totally buy that the author was writing from personal experience, because this felt like rainfild trying to tell her own story. Kendra has two outlets for her pain: Yet in this case, Kendra’s struggles seemed realistic and it helps to learn that much of her sufferings were based on the author’s own experiences — it lends credibility to the overall story.

I totally recommend this rainfied There was one thing that nagged at me though. It was just Kendra, being herself, being attracted to girls and finally finding the right person who could appreciate her and, ultimately, help her heal.

And sadly she didn’t really have anyone to turn to when things were scarw. Reinfield doesn’t rely on any tricks, she simply tells a story.

It will stick with you, it will make you rethink some things, and it will keep the notion that sexual abuse can happen to anyone, at any time in your mind. It’s also been translated into Slovenian. Frightened, Kendra believes someone is always watching and following her, leaving menacing messages only she understands. I read this riveting story in less than 24 hours while in the Cayman Islands, so obviously it’s gripping.

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And that is so not a bad thing-it’s good. Scars gives us a look into the aftermath of the abuse. See the entire review. It may be fair to say that the only people who can truly appreciate a book like this are those who have lived through something similar.

She gave it to you raw and uncut. There is great hope in this book. It’s more of a mechanistic part of the story rather than the issues it choo How do I start a review on a book that tackles some very tough subjects rainfiedl its heart in the right place, but doesn’t execute them very well? I can’t imagine how hard it would be to read the book.

On more than one occasion, the healing power of expressing oneself through art is mentioned. Explanation and justification without promotion. It will never leave you. Can’t decide if in my late 20s I am just reaching old lady status already or if it was truly too fast. The only hope seems to lie in the prophecy that a dragon speaker will appear to save the people. Scars was a very fast read and will appeal greatly to reluctant readers.

I’m pleased that it was written in such an empathetic and accessible style; young adults who need the support this novel offers will be provided the ability to negotiate the language and structure.

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If you can stand to read it, you really should. Videos About This Book. Each facet stands out, shining as brightly as its counterpart without either overtaking the other. Her artist mother is critical, though. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Which I can almost understand due to their shared experiences of abuse different types, but still, could be a bonding moment. This powerful story is sure to do just that—bring hope to those who have suffered like Kendra and understanding to those who are unfamiliar with using self-harm to cope.

chery, Their sessions provide a safe place for memories and emotions. We scarrs her on to stay strong and to remember who abused her so she will find justice. Even my art screamed for help. This page was last edited ccheryl 25 Novemberat She goes through shit at home too.

It sounds very powerful and intense. Her writing is honest and real. Apr 17, Lacey rated it really liked it. Kendra’s story is haunting and the threats she faces are all too real. This book is one of the best I’ve read so far this year – maybe one of the best I’ve ever read.

That’s what training is for. She is a passionate reader, and enjoys writing and creating art. Meghan has her own issues so they lean on each other.