In this heart-wrenching and suspenseful teen thriller, 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.
Cheryl often draws on her own sad and abusive history to provide a knowledgeable and realistic sense to her storytelling. STAINED is no different. We have a bit of a wait as it won't be released until November 13, 2013. In the interim, if you haven't already, get acquainted with Cheryl by reading one or more of her other novels listed below. I personally have read SCARS and HUNTED and they kept me glued to the pages. You can put the author's name in the search box on this blog and read an interview I did with her.
Stained: Sarah, a teen with a port-wine stain, is abducted, and must find a way to rescue herself.
Parallel Visions: Kate sees visions of the future--but only when she has an asthma attack.
Hunted: Caitlyn is a telepath in a world where having any paranormal power is illegal. Monica Hughes Award finalist
Scars: Kendra must face her past and stop hurting herself before it's too late. GG Literary Award Finalist, YALSA's Top 10 Quick Picks.