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Sixteen-year-old Sarah Meadows longs for "normal." Born with a port wine stain covering half her face, all her life she's been plagued by stares, giggles, bullying, and disgust. But when she's abducted on the way home from school, Sarah is forced to uncover the courage she never knew she had, become a hero rather than a victim, and learn to look beyond her face to find the beauty and strength she has inside. It's that—or succumb to a killer.

Sixteen-year-old Sarah Meadows longs for "normal." Born with a port wine stain covering half her face, all her life she's been plagued by stares, giggles, bullying, and disgust. But when she's abducted on the way home from school, Sarah is forced to uncover the courage she never knew she had, become a hero rather than a victim, and learn to look beyond her face to find the beauty and strength she has inside. It's that—or succumb to a killer.

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  • Cheryl Rainfield is the author of the novels Scars and Hunted. A survivor of abuse, she often draws upon her own experience in her intense and highly charged fiction, heralding the strength and courage of ordinary people. She lives in Toronto, Canada. Visit her website at www.cherylrainfield.com.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    September 23, 2013
    Seventeen-year-old Sarah Meadows longs to remove the port-wine stain that colors half her face, but when her father’s business loses everything to embezzlement, her family suddenly can’t afford the treatment. Sarah thinks it’s the worst thing that could happen to her, but is quickly proven wrong when she’s abducted by one of her father’s employees. Rainfield (Scars) imbues Sarah’s story with heartfelt emotion that resonates as much as Sarah’s fighting spirit inspires. Despite rape, emotional abuse, and near starvation, Sarah never stops trying to escape. Meanwhile, Sarah’s geeky classmate Nick, who has always loved Sarah but never told her, is working with her parents to bring her home. Nick co-narrates the story, and at times his praise of Sarah is over the top (“She touched a lot of lives through small kindnesses and brave actions, over and over again”), even while readers are witnessing her strength in action. There isn’t a lot of complexity to the characters, but Sarah’s refusal to be a victim will stick with readers. Ages 14–up. Agent: Andrea Somberg, Harvey Klinger.

  • DOGO Books Briana_22 - This story is one of the best I've ever read. it is about a girl who has a a birthmark that covers half of her face. she gets bullied for it everyday. but she has her friends (the ones who accept her) and her parents (who love her dearly) that keep her fighting. she was on her way home from school she was abducted and brought to a cabin is the middle of nowhere. she has to use the strength she has left to fight to escape. she can't see because she has a very protective blinder on her. and she can't use her hands because they are duct taped behind her back. all she can do is lay there in the cabin on the very uncomfortable bed.she feels around and finds something sharp and cuts the duct tape around her hands and try to take off the blind fold. she then hers the man coming back and has to try and retighten all of the straps she has loosened. she did not do it in time he came in the cabin to her fidlling around with the blind fold. he re-duct taped her hands and tightened the blind fold... will she find a way to escape?
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