by Nicole Bea

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Nijah Rhodes has had a secret since she was eleven years old: she struggles with a condition called dermatillomania, characterized by the repeated urge to pick at her body. Mutilating her skin in an almost compulsive way, Nijah covers the holes and scars with layers of thick makeup, shame, and denial in hopes of hiding her face - and herself. Nobody seems to understand the problem that she is facing, and in the small town of Princess Cove, resources for help are extremely limited.

Fast forward seven years and everything is the same except Nijah is about to graduate from high school, maintaining high grades but also her hidden life. Then, for the last semester of senior year, Finn Connolly moves to town with his rockstar looks and worldly experience. Something about him makes Nijah want to show her true face to the world and not let her skin hold her back from experiencing all life has to offer, but she has to decide if she's brave enough to be honest with herself.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162962526
Publisher: Melange Books, LLC
Publication date: 10/13/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 664 KB

About the Author

NICOLE BEA is a short story author and novelist who primarily focuses on writing contemporary teen fiction. An avid storyteller since childhood, she has honed her skills through a variety of educational programs including management, sociology, legal studies, and cultural diversity in the workplace, most recently engaging in coursework about communication for technologists. In addition to writing for young adults, Nicole is also a technical writer for a global manufacturer of CPAP masks, machines, and other products that manage sleep-disordered breathing.

When she isn't busy updating her manuscript portfolio or catching up on her To Be Read pile, Nicole can usually be found gardening, horseback riding, or pursuing her new hobby of learning to cook. She and her husband share their home in Eastern Canada with a collection of multi-colored cats and a lifetime's worth of books.

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