Thursday, June 9, 2011

Review: Scars by Cheryl Rainfield

ScarsScars by Cheryl Rainfield

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Scars is a deep felt account of Kendra who takes us through the book in first person account of her scars both internal and external. Having a lack of true support system at home in her mother, she finds mother figures in that of her therapist and art teacher, both which she opens herself and her wounds to in a subconscious level. Kendra was abused. Now as she is putting those memories together her abuser is stalking her, leaving her messages to leave this be, to leave it alone. All this pain, all this neglect, all this abuse... Kendra also abuses herself, to relieve that pain, those memories, she cuts herself. She finds herself in love and receiving love with a girlfriend, Meghan; her art gets displayed and starts to sell. Soon stress crashes pieces together and the way Ms. Rainfield wrote this keeps you right there with Kendra.

I really liked this story. It was very raw and written with a note of hope at the end. There is also a lot of resources listed to help you if you or someone you know is involved in self injury or abuse.

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