Author: Cheryl Rainfield
Where I got it: From NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review
Kendra, a sexual abuse survivor, cuts to cope with the pain, but she doesn't remember the identity of who abused her. Kendra makes a friend in Meghan, and falls in love with her. When Kendra's abuser starts threatening her, she must find a way to face her past and stop hurting herself--before it's too late.
Scars is an incredibly difficult book to read, and possibly even harder to review. It’s full of emotion, trauma, challenge and heartbreak, but it’s ultimately a beautiful story. Which is obviously conflicting.
The events of the book are simply horrifying. There were chapters that turned my stomach and made me want to stop reading because things like this just shouldn’t happen. But at the same time, I had this crazy need to find out what was going to happen, and how Kendra’s story was going to turn out.
This may very well be the “issues book” of all issues books, and it’s not an easy read. That being said, it was worth it in my opinion… I just need to follow it up with something light.