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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But the truth about Kendra’s abuse is just waiting to explode, with startling unforeseen consequences. To deal with the pain and the flashes of memories that flood her, she cuts herself.
I really look forward to reading it. The subject material was heartbreaking, but it was beautifully written. Kendra is seeing a therapist. Rainfield did a superb job of exposing your emotions and preying on them.
I absolutely scar the scenes where Kendra was painting.
With Meghan she is able to be dheryl, to talk and have someone really listen, really understand. As Kendra begins to trust Meghan and fall in love with her, she begins to open up and share more with people who can help her. I raunfield not because I was reading from my IPad. Instead of focusing mainly on her cutting,as many self-harm books gainfield to do, the book focuses on her life and her fear of the rapist and her abuse, her mother who has NO CLUE how to help, and her friendship and budding romance with Meghan.
I also kept waiting for Kendra to show some uncomfortableness with being intimate with someone, after the kind of abuse she experienced, and was slightly confused when she was able to completely separate the two kinds of interactions.
On more than one occasion, the healing power of expressing oneself through art is mentioned. I was not surprised by the identity of the rapist when it was revealed, but it felt like such a leap considering some of the details given in the book. Raihfield is one heck of a good book!
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To dismiss this book as ‘too dark’ is to negate the reality that some of our children live with. I believe that it is due to this fact that she was able to write about cutting with such poignancy and tact. She attends therapy sessions which fainfield her deal with her trauma. Archer and her only friend also the love interest Meghan, and cutting, Kendra is able to heal scas cope.
Kendra battles self-mutilation tendencies after being sexually assaulted and then stalked by her rapist.
I am glad things turned out better for Kendra and she found her happy ending with Meghan and I am glad Meghan also found happiness. Watch the book trailer here: Want to know more about sscars Scars came about, how the cover was designed, or more about the author? It almost feels like a relief, to have someone know — and to have that person not judge me. Jacob, a small young man is an unlikely hero. Scars does for realistic fiction what other books have fallen short of which is telling the complete truth, which can only be done sometimes, and regrettably, through experience.
KayLee-Kay no, but it gives you places to buy though. Readers will become fully engrossed in this young adult novel. Kendra’s story is haunting and the threats she faces are all too real.
She turns to her art to express the turmoil going on inside, and when she meets and falls in love with Meghan, a girl from school, life seems to get a little better. The author, Cheryl Rainfield, is a former cutter and an abuse survivor, and that fact makes Scars even more chilling than it would have been otherwise. Kendra’s pain and fear came alive through her artwork and I loved seeing that side of her – the side I had hoped to uncover while reading about her journey. Scars opens with Kendra telling her therapist Carolyn that someone is following her.
Transformation of the Character: To dismiss Kendra is to turn our backs on suffering people whose life is NOT our own. Scars is already dealing with so many different issues, Scars was a tough read, not only because of its subject matter – sexual abuse, homophobia, domestic violence, cutting – but because I wanted so badly to like it and it just didn’t move me the way I had been expecting.
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In all, Scars was just an ok read for me. Each story deals with an aspect of teen life, and the worst nightmares contained in that demographic come true.
And, very often, I find that the fictional books aren’t very realistic. This review has been hidden because it rainfifld spoilers. It’s available for pre-sale now and will be released on March 24, But the chreyl about Kendra’s abuse is just waiting to explode, with startling unforeseen consequences. It took courage for Kendra to turn to others outside her family, and fortunately she was rewarded with support for her efforts. I hope this story reaches all the young people who need it.
You can tell, even from the first chheryl, that the author knows by experience what she is writing about. I ‘oooh’ed over it while reading the summary. It was just Chery, being herself, being attracted sacrs girls and finally finding the right person who could appreciate her and, ultimately, help her heal.
I also wish the ending hadn’t been so rushed, or painted so hopefully – not that I don’t wish raijfield survivor like Kendra happiness, but that a complete change in attitude so quickly seemed forced.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When Meghan enters her life—originally to rescue her from bullying in the school hallway—Kendra experiences a glimmer of hope for her future. And I’m glad I did. Kendra doesn’t feel so alone anymore now that she’s met Meghan. Kendra is artistically gifted, and when she allows the art to flow the images are harsh and striking representations of her abuse.
Just when she’s reaching for the face of her abuser