SKIN
July/August 2020 from Fire & Ice YA Books

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.

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