Counting Scars

  • Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Soundings
  • Themes:teen romance, love triangle, mystery, arson, family
  • Available:08/16/2022
  • Reading Level:2
  • Lexile:HL400L
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When sixteen-year-old Adele Reimer is forced to spend two weeks at a youth reform camp, she has no idea it will lead to a complicated and dangerous love triangle.

With her mother in rehab and her estranged father unable to take immediate custody, Adele's only goal at the camp is to avoid any trouble. But then Adele meets mysterious Fergus and charming Andy and soon finds herself pulled into a dangerous situation that might end up costing her life. Can Adele both listen to her heart and trust her instincts?

“An engaging, focused romantic thriller that will pull in reluctant readers.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“Propulsive, with cliffhangers and burning resentments...Hand to reluctant high school readers looking for a good crime story.”
– School Library Journal
“Short and well-paced...The interesting and age-appropriate subject matter make the books in the series more accessible to a wider range of readers, and Counting Scars is no exception.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
JLG Gold Standard Selection   | 2022  |  Commended
YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers   | 2023  |  Commended
CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens, starred review   | 2023  |  Commended