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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I loved the characters, and wished read more If she lets her guard down even for a minute, it could cost Kendra her life. Young Adult literature Reading Level: I really look forward to reading it. Jul 20, Renae rated it liked it.

She wrote the first draft in a few short months, and then for over ten years she edited and revised the book more than forty times before it was accepted for publication by WestSide Books.

Her budding friendship with classmate Meghan, also a survivor and current victim is precious and hope-inspiring.

I do have a hard time reading about childhood sexual abuse, though.

This book is one of the best I’ve read so far this year – maybe one of the best I’ve ever read. Kendra’s a survivor; she just chreyl know it yet. I did not because I was reading from my IPad. In the end, Kendra and the reader discover who the abuser was, and it is terrifying and liberating at the same time. The relationships Kendra had with all of the supporting characters also failed to resonate with me.

The chefyl idea that Kendra “loves” Meghan after essentially 2 encounters is a little far-fetched, even for teen lit.

Her dad’s job seems to be falling apart, and money for Kendra’s therapy may be cut. It’s available for pre-sale now and will be released on March 24, Scars by Cheryl Rainfield was a title she told me I needed to buy, as all of the pages at her work put holds on it immediately upon seeing it. Shannon O’Donnell March 11, at He walks with a limp and is the only one that can speak to the dragons. I told them in so many ways: A must-read for teens and those who care deeply about them.


I felt cherryl pain and misery throughout the book.

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield

Apr 22, Angie Lisle rated it it was amazing. It will never leave you. But there were just so many Fails hidden within a great story that I spent most of the time shaking my head.

No one calls the police? I’m always looking for emotionally therapeutic books to shove in the hands of needy kids. Like, the way the author shows Kendra freaked out by her teacher among othersasking herself is that the voice? But it seemed choppy and the ending was far too rushed and far too “happily ever after”.

It’s fast-paced, suspenseful, educational, and most of all, emotional. Rainfield does a magnificent job building all her characters, from Kendra to her parents to Meghan and Kendra’s much needed and very trusted therapist Raifield.

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield

Your email address will not be published. I was very pleased with the ending as well.

This is a beautiful,heartbreaking and intense story overall that I very much enjoyed. Gainfield found the characters compelling. Read the entire review. Scars does for realistic fiction what other books have fallen short of which is telling the complete truth, which can only be done rainfidld, and regrettably, through experience.


Who will she choose and whose side is she really cherly I didn’t want her to consider ending her life because she really had so much going FOR her in terms of a relationship and in a career in art. You clearly see the results of abuse with Kendra. Rainfield does a magnificent job building all her characters, from Kendra to her parents to Meghan and Kendra’s much needed and very trusted therapist Carolyn.

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. So I’m just gonna attempt this and hope it doesn’t sound too crappy. The reader is hooked by this revelation. Instead of focusing mainly on her cu I read this book after learning a bit more about the author and her life, especially noting that the arms on the cover are her own.

One of my pet peeves is the “slightly-too-neat-and-convenient-ending. RAW Kendra has been raped and sexually abused for ten years.

Cheryl Rainfield

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. There are rules in place. Cut until it all bleeds away. One thing that can really bother me about a book is when pacing is uneven, or the author makes leaps in chery, before I’m ready to buy into it.