May 2, 2020

cheryl. gay. lgbt. lgbtq. queer. rainfield. scars. self-harm. self-mutilation. selfharm. selfharmer. selfharmhelp. selfharming. selfmutilation. sexual. sexualabuse. Scars is a fiction book about Kendra, a lesbian teen who was sexually abused but doesn’t remember who abused her. As her abuser starts. Scars by Cheryl Rainfield – book cover, description, publication history.

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The intensity they felt for each other is something hard to find and I really liked that the author chose to take this romance both at a slow pace and adding a dark edge to it. I’m pleased that it was written in such an empathetic and accessible style; young adults who need the support this novel offers will be provided the ability to negotiate the language and structure.

One word to describe this book?

It is clear that Rainfield has firsthand knowledge of these topics, and she handles them deftly. And the notion that some cutters are taught to cut by abusers was a new one to me, which I do find interesting. I also assume that she is jealous of Kendra’s ability to paint what she feels, and her response is to criticize Kendra’s technique to make herself feel better.

I know how quickly they fall in and out of love, but the writing of this? I couldn’t relate to Kendra’s problems with her mother, because I didn’t understand how or why her mother would react so strongly to certain events. Mom, who was hideously resistant to Kendra’s sexuality, and utterly blind to the cutting, suddenly sees the light at the end, goes to therapy, and in a matter of a few months, daughter’s girlfriend is pretty much a fixture around the house, likely to move in?

There is a lot of intrigue and questions as the reader is led on a journey xheryl the MC to discovering her perpetrator so that arinfield can move forward on her path to healing. Want to Read saving….


It seemed unrealistic–Kendra’s abuser is identified quite dramatically, I will say and taken away and suddenly she’s pretty ralnfield fine with her life? It may be fair to say that the only people who can truly appreciate a book like this are those who have lived through something similar.

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield | Amy’s Marathon of Books

View all 5 comments. Kendra, the main character, is in therapy dealing with the trauma of repressed memories of sexual abuse. And sadly she didn’t really have anyone to turn to when things were happening.

I wasn’t able to connect with her emotionally, because I was confused about whether she was repressing her memories because it was too painful to remember, or because she was worried about her abuser finding out that she remembered his face. Chefyl has a very engaging, readable, and relatable style of storytelling that will draw both adults and teens to zcars novels. I ‘oooh’ed over it while reading the summary.

Kendra is a fifteen year old talented artist who cuts to help deal with her painful memories of being raped as a child. KayLee-Kay no, but it gives you places to buy though. The cover is the arm of Cheryl Rainfield.

Cheryl Rainfield

Frightened, Kendra believes someone is always watching and following her, leaving menacing messages only she understands. Kendra, fifteen, hasn’t felt safe since she began to recall devastating memories of childhood sexual abuse, especially because she still can’t remember the most important detail-her abuser’s identity. I haven’t heard of this one so look forward to the release.

Overall the description was just right for this story. I really look forward to reading it. Before that, she naturally questions any man who’s been in her life long enough, taking the reader right along for the ride. The pain and conflict added to this aspect of the plot was scras and I really loved reading about it.

Along with not fitting in at school and not being able to connect with her parents, Kendra also must deal with the fact that she is a lesbian. Kendra is an artist like her mom and using her artwork to unleash these inside fears. But, somehow, never got rainfeld it. I also kept waiting for Kendra to show some uncomfortableness with rxinfield intimate with someone, after the kind of abuse she experienced, and was slightly confused when she was able to completely separate the two kinds of interactions.


It is a book I read in a day and then took two days to digest. View all 12 comments. I would have preferred if there had been a little more in terms of character development. Even more notably is the somewhat autobiographical nature of it and knowing that, this book surged into me even more deeply because although it is fiction, there is obvious proof at least parts of this are based on a dark reality.

Hell to the yah. Email Me Email My Publicist. Kendra’s mother seemed one-dimensional, but whether that was a deliberate choice due to the first-person narration or due to an oversight is unclear.

But I felt the novel would have been stronger if the focus had been one just a few issues rather than the whole grab bag Kendra must face scrs past and stop hurting herself–before it’s too late. The cover is insanely eye-catching, especially for a teen in trouble.

I’ve recommended it to a few hundred, how are very interseted, rainfueld can’t wait to read it. Scars is an important, emotional story about sexual abuse and cutting. There are twists you wouldn’t expect, the discripitons pull you in to the pain and emotion, the author wrote it perfectly for my tastes in books. Her family life is complicated. Views Read Edit View history.