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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 shes been plagued by stares, giggles, bullying, and disgust. But when shes 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. Its that—or succumb to a killer.

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"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." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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An intensely powerful account of a teen, bullied for her port-wine stain, who must summon her personal strength to survive abduction and horrific abuse at the hands of a deranged killer.

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Beverly B, August 30, 2014 (view all comments by Beverly B)
Stained is an intense and horrifying story of a teen girl who is forced to transform herself from victim to hero in order to save herself from her psychopathic kidnapper. It is so gripping, I read it in one sitting. But reading it was not a pleasant experience. Nor is it supposed to be. Stained is a powerful but grim character study. Sarah is kidnapped off the street, imprisoned, and abused by a man who works for her father. Sarah knows if she does not escape, she will eventually be killed. Even though she has spent most of her life feeling insecure and powerless, she finds the courage to fight for her sanity and her freedom. The more she learns about how insane her kidnapper is, the more ferociously she works to escape. The ending is a little predictable and anti-climatic, but that is okay. Stained is not supposed to be an action novel. It is a story illustrating the strength and power we all have to overcome unimaginable experiences.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780547942087
Author:
Rainfield, Cheryl
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , An intensely powerful account of a teen, bullied for her port-wine stain, who must summon her personal strength to survive abduction and horrific abuse at the hands of a deranged killer.
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