Sunday, June 3, 2012

Book Review #141 - Scars by Cheryl Rainfield

Kendra, fifteen, hasn't felt safe since she began to recall devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse, especially because she still can't remember the most important detail-- her abuser's identity. Frightened, Kendra believes someone is always watching and following her, leaving menacing messages only she understands. If she lets her guard down even for a minute, it could cost Kendra her life. To relieve the pressure, Kendra cuts; aside from her brilliantly expressive artwork, it's her only way of coping. Since her own mother is too self-absorbed to hear her cries for help, Kendra finds support in others instead: from her therapist and her art teacher, from Sandy, the close family friend who encourages her artwork, and from Meghan, the classmate who's becoming a friend and maybe more. But the truth about Kendra's abuse is just waiting to explode, with startling unforeseen consequences. Scars is the unforgettable story of one girl's frightening path to the truth.

My Rating: 3/5

I received this book for review from Netgalley.

This book is alot different to the books that I usually read, and so I wasn't sure if I would like it or not.

This book was semi-autobiographical and so you could tell the author knew what she was talking about.

I would say there was alot of depth in the writing but there was a lack of depth in the characters.

I didn't understand Kendra's relationship with Meghan. I Just thought that it progressed way too quickly. 

The conclusion was a little over the top. I didn't predict who Kendra's abuser was until it was revealed so that was a nice surprise.

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