Kingdom Of Scars

Author: Eoin Macken
Publisher: Poolbeg Press Ltd
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Sam is a shy, 15-year-old boy navigating two social worlds: the uptight bullies at his all-boys private school and the small uncouth gang in his neighborhood. This gang of five follows the typical teenage-boy pattern; they drink, smoke, cause fights and vandalize property. Sam desperately wants to be accepted, but he soon finds that the only way to gain respect amongst the crew is to fight violence with violence. And it hurts. At school, Sam keeps to his own dream world when he’s not consorting with his best (and only) friend Daniel or getting sent out of class for talking back to his teachers. His stubborn behavior often lands him in meetings with his guidance counselor, the sage Jesuit Don, whose measured wisdom is transmitted to Sam through a haze of constant cigar smoke. When it comes to girls, Sam is lost without Daniel. After hesitantly agreeing to be Daniel’s wingman on a blind date, Sam inadvertently meets the girl of his dreams. Antoinette is perfect: blonde, slender and sexy, and Sam is enamored. On Daniel’s advice, Sam decides to throw a small house party with the intention of losing his virginity to the ‘most beautiful girl in the world’, but Daniel has his own agenda with Antoinette’s best friend and Sam is meanwhile overtaken by fear, anxiety and his first experience with weed. After an awkward attempt to get Antoinette into his parents’ bed, it seems Sam may have ruined his chances. But when he later discovers that Daniel has secretly been dating Antoinette behind his back, Sam learns the real cost and shame of falling in love at the price of friendship. This blow is followed quickly by another — just when Sam feels he’s finally become regarded as part of the neighborhood gang, the boys find a dead body hanging from a tree at their favorite hangout spot. Sam’s absence from this discovery further reinforces his distance from the other boys, and he finds himself once again on the edges, unable to identify with their new found pain and further than ever from being accepted. But being a teenager is all about redemption and recrimination, small events becoming catastrophic, and seemingly huge moments eventually meaning nothing. Through these events that shape a teen, Sam discovers the boundaries of sexuality, friendship, authority, and the possibility of death.

King Of Scars

Author: Leigh Bardugo
ISBN: 9781250231079
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Battle Scars

Author: JASON. FOX
Publisher: Corgi
ISBN: 9780552176019
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This is a true story. The events depicted took place during the last decade in an unnamed warzone. The names and locations have been redacted to protect the security of those involved and the practices of the British Special Forces. Out of respect for the KIA and survivors, everything else has been told as it happened... Jason Fox served with the SBS for over a decade, thriving on the close bonds of the Special Forces brotherhood and the 'death or glory' nature of their missions. Battle Scars tells the story of his career as an elite operator, from the gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service, to a battle of a very different kind: the psychological devastation of combat that forced him to leave the military, and the hard reality of what takes place in the mind of a man once a career of imagined invincibility has come to an end. Unflinchingly honest, Battle Scars is a breathtaking account of Special Forces soldiering: a chronicle of operational bravery, and of superhuman courage on and off the battlefield.

Sacred Scars

Author: Kathleen Duey
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780689840951
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In the second volume of this powerful trilogy, Somiss, exiled and desperate, hoards the magic he is recovering from ancient documents while Sadima and Franklin struggle to contain his egomaniacal ambitions by secretly recording the magic, hoping to share it with humankind. Generations later, Hahp and Gerrard, students at Somiss’s brutal academy, endure the painful ordeals used to “teach” magic. Their tenuous pact, forged to survive, falters as they plot to destry Somiss, the school . . . and set magic free.

Step By Step Treatment Of Acne Scars

Author: Niti Khunger
Publisher: JP Medical Ltd
ISBN: 935090957X
Size: 36.59 MB
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Step by step guide to the management of acne scars. Covers basic topical treatment and more advanced surgical procedures.

Acne Scars

Author: Antonella Tosti
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1841847178
Size: 14.98 MB
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The visible scarring left permanently on the skin after acne itself subsides often causes considerable distress for the patients concerned. The traditional treatment by dermabrasion has now been supplemented and supplanted by a number of innovative therapies, often developed as tools in cosmetic dermatology, and this text - the first monograph devoted to the topic - will be welcomed by both general and cosmetic dermatologists as a useful guide through the complexities of treatment.

Scars Of Sweet Paradise

Author: Alice Echols
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9780805053944
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Janis Joplin was the skyrocket chick of the sixties, the woman who broke into the boys' club of rock and out of the stifling good-girl femininity of postwar America. With her incredible wall-of-sound vocals, Joplin was the voice of a generation, and when she OD'd on heroin in October 1970, a generation's dreams crashed and burned with her. Alice Echols pushes past the legary Joplin-the red-hot mama of her own invention-as well as the familiar portrait of the screwed-up star victimized by the era she symbolized, to examine the roots of Joplin's muscianship and explore a generation's experiment with high-risk living and the terrible price it exacted. A deeply affecting biography of one of America's most brilliant and tormented stars, Scars of Sweet Paradise is also a vivid and incisive cultural history of an era that changed the world for us all.

Scars Do Heal

Author: Shilpa Menon
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 9789352065721
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Meet Sonal Kapoor. An entrepreneur who revived a closing florist's store with her heart and soul, a young lady with a busy life in the heart of London, and a doting daughter who wants to do a lot for her mother, but simply can't find the time. Sonal has a difficult past - one that she sought to overcome in her move from India to London. And yet, something or the other keeps the trauma alive. Until Dr. Ryan Percy enters her life. A chance encounter at their neighbourhood convenience store leads from one thing to the next - and eventually, Sonal is challenged in ways she never thought would be possible. Dr. Percy is everything one can expect in the man of their dreams - and he comes with a painful past, too. There is a piece in the jigsaw of his life that is missing, and he thinks of it as having been found - but whether that piece will sit or not, remains a question. Does Sonal heal or hurt more? Does Ryan find what he is looking for? Does love conquer all?