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The Merciful Scar

The Merciful Scar

By Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.73 Stars

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On 1/10 The Koala Mom wrote: When I see a novel by two authors, I always wonder how they wrote it. Did they sit down together and start brainstorming and writing, as my best friend and I tried doing when we were in our teens? Did they take turns writing chapters? Did they each write one character’s scenes and dialogue? How ... Book Review: The Merciful Scar by Nancy Rue & Rebecca St. James

The Koala Mom's Rating:

5 Stars

On 11/21 SusanneLS wrote: I loved this story. Right from the beginning I was drawn into Kirsten's story. It tells a very powerful story that stuck with me for days afterward. Through the assortment of characters, the reader is shown a variety of attempts they use at hiding deep pain within their lives. The main character ... The Merciful Scar ~ A review

SusanneLS's Rating:

5 Stars

On 11/6 bookworm wrote: About the book:Kirsten has spent her life trying to forget. But mercy begs her to remember.When she was in high school, a terrible accident fractured her family, and the only relief Kirsten could find was carving tiny lines into her skin, burying her pain in her flesh. The pain she caused herself was ... The Merciful Scar by Rebecca St. James & Nancy Rue

bookworm's Rating:

5 Stars

On 11/3 al wrote: The Merciful Scar by Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue is the story of Kirsten Peterson who cuts herself in order to relive the pressure that builds up in her world. When Kirsten sees her boyfriend kissing her best friend, she retreats to her bathroom to do the only thing that will make her feel better. ... The Merciful Scar

al's Rating:

5 Stars

On 10/25 Aline Gomes wrote: Quem tem alguma cicatriz levanta a mão o/. Você tem alguma história sobre como “ganhou” sua(s) cicatriz(es)?Tenho uma cicatriz rosada na coxa esquerda de quando me queimei com café(!) em 2006.  Nessa mesma coxa tenho uma cicatriz de quando me cortei com arame farpado por volta dos 5 anos ... Cicatrizes

Aline Gomes' Rating:

4 Stars

On 10/23 dreaminofobx wrote: For Kirsten, cutting is a physical outlet for the emotional pain that seethes beneath her skin. When a meddling boyfriend and a slip of the blade lead to an especially serious injury, Kirsten finds herself in the psychiatric ward. She knows she does not belong there--she is certain that she is not suicidal, ... A compelling, hope-filled read

dreaminofobx's Rating:

5 Stars

On 10/21 Melissa Finnegan wrote: Wow. This book is powerful. I have never been a cutter and honestly never understood how someone could do that to themselves. But reading about it from Kirsten’s perspective (your main character) gave me a better understanding of the relief it gives to those who are hurting on the inside. The first ... Merciful Scar

Melissa's Rating:

4 Stars

On 10/16 Anna Schaeffer wrote: Summary: Kirstin’s life is complicated. Actually, it’s more than that. It hurts. She has a boyfriend who’s making her second-guess her convictions, parents for whom she can never be good enough, and constant reminders that she’s at least partly responsible for a terrible tragedy that still ... The Merciful Scar by Rebecca St. James and Nancy Rue

Anna Schaeffer's Rating:

5 Stars

On 10/13 Laurin B wrote: When Kirsten needs relief from the stresses of life, she cuts. One evening, as things in her life seem to start spiraling out of control, the cut ends up much deeper than usual, and she ends up in the psychiatric ward. No one seems to believe that she wasn’t really trying to kill herself and that she’s ... Beautiful story!

Laurin B's Rating:

5 Stars

On 10/3 Melanie wrote: The Merciful Scar is the first book I've read by Nancy Rue and also the first fiction book I've read by Rebecca St. James. The book started out great and I felt for Kirsten right away. The story's subject was kind of dark (self-injury/cutting) and one that I've read very few (if any) books about. The ... I loved how real all the characters in The Merciful Scar felt!

Melanie's Rating:

3 Stars