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Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
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Jun 13, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: netgalley-arc, reviewed

Scars is definitely a book that was mind boggling. While reading the first few chapters, I thought I might DNF it. And my reason for that was because I thought the author was trying to fool the readers in making us believe Kendra was being followed when in reality she was just plain paranoid. But I decided to give it a shot and keep reading. And I'm glad I did.

Scars was a raw and emotional read. It takes you inside the mind of a person who was abused. You clearly see the results of abuse with Kendra. Dealing with it wasn't easy. And sadly she didn't really have anyone to turn to when things were happening. And as result of not having anyone, she had to find an outlet to help her cope which ended up being cutting.

The cutting issue in this story left me heartbroken. Just to think of how counseling and a lending ear can be just enough to help them. Like Kendra, she just really needed someone to hear her out without judgement. And lucky for her she had counseling and she had Meghan. Having counseling and Meghan in her life plays a very important role in her development.

Rainfield didn't sugarcoat anything in her novel. She gave it to you raw and uncut. She painted a descriptive picture for the reader to understand exactly what was happening and exactly what Kendra was feeling. At the end of her novel, Rainfield wrote a note to her readers and note had me choking back tears. The subject of cutting was emotional and personal to her. I'm happy I gave this book a chance. I give Scars a 4 stars and a definite Good Choice for Reading.

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message 1: by dluvsbooks (new)

dluvsbooks I've had this sitting in my book case collecting dust for a long time now. I suppose it's time to dust it off:)

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