#BookADay: STAINED by +Cheryl Rainfield (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade, 2013). Intense, powerful, brave. Why brave? From Cheryl, on her site: "I write the books I needed as a teen and couldn't find. I draw on my abuse and trauma experience for every book I write--it's important to me to encourage healing and hope, and to break silence--but I also write to entertain and to move people. And I write strong girl characters in all my books.

Books are powerful--that they can help us know we're not alone, help us gain greater compassion for ourselves and for others, help us understand things that we might not have before, all the while taking us on a thrilling ride in the safety of our own home."

You can read the first chapter of STAINED here: http://cherylrainfield.com/1st-chapter-Stained.html

Find out more about Cheryl and her work: http://cherylrainfield.com/ (I loved her books SCARS, HUNTED and PARALLEL VISIONS).

More about STAINED, including links to the book in hardcover, ebook and audio versions: http://cherylrainfield.com/bookPage.php?id=1

More about the book on the publisher site: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/Stained/9780547942087
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