Fifteen-year-old Kendra, a budding artist, has not felt safe since she began to recall devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse, especially since she cannot remember her abuser's identity, and she copes with the pressure by cutting herself.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Family violence, Homosexuality; Mental illness; sexual abuse; abusive father; gay; gay adult; lesbian; lesbian teenager; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); depression; anxiety; cutting; therapy
mother and father
gay male; lesbian female
Governor General's Literary Awards, 2010, Finalist, Children's Literature (Text); Rainbow List, 2011 Young Adult/ Crossover Fiction
high school; trauma; self-harm; art; homophobia; memories; pain; stalking; bullying
Rainfield, Cheryl, "Scars" (2010). DIVerse Families. 1469.