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Scars

Title

Scars

Publisher

WestSide Books

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781934813324

Pages

233 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL560L

Topic

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

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

gay male; lesbian female

Awards

Governor General's Literary Awards, 2010, Finalist, Children's Literature (Text); Rainbow List, 2011 Young Adult/ Crossover Fiction

Keywords

high school; trauma; self-harm; art; homophobia; memories; pain; stalking; bullying

Diversity Impact

direct

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