Stained by Cheryl Rainfield

304 pages first pub 2013 (editions)

fiction contemporary thriller young adult dark emotional tense medium-paced


An intensely powerful account of a teen, bullied for her port-wine stain, who must summon her personal strength to survive abduction and horrific abuse at the hands of a deranged killer.Sixteen-year-old Sarah Meadows longs for "normal." Born with ...

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emotional 100%
tense 66%
dark 33%
hopeful 33%
sad 33%


medium 66%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Plot: 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

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