Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield is a book full of many unexpected
twists and turns, a very suspenseful novel. Kendra has lived
he life in fear. She was sexually abused as a child by
someone she can't even remember, and she has kept this a
secret for many years. She has this terrible sense that the
same man who abused her is now following her, haunting her,
and making her afraid. So much is wrong in her life, this
man following her, her mother being so protective, and
looking down on Kendra because she is gay. So she cuts,
because it seems to be the only relief from her life. But
what happens when the truth starts to come out?

Rainfield takes a head on charge at many sensitive subjects: teenage
homosexuality, sexual abuse, cutting. She has written a book
you don't want to put down (and I don't think I did), but at
the same time you are so horrified that you want to throw it
against the wall, feeling so much for this girl, Kendra, and
the pain she must feel. Yes, it is an amazing story, but at
the same time there are so many blanks, which can be good in
a thriller, but in this book there are just a few too many
blanks. You are left with unanswered questions at the end.
And while I loved the story, I think it ended to soon, there
was more I wanted to know. I would recommend this book to
those who go through things like this, for those who need an
alternative world, like this book creates, and for those
looking for just a good, 'can't put it down' read.

This book has a lot of very sensitive subjects, involving
sexuality, abuse, and inflicting pain on oneself, it is
somewhat graphic, and is for readers who can handle such
things only.

Reviewer Age:15
Reviewer City, State and
Country: Minnetonka, Minnesota United States