|Parallel Visions (A Teen Psychic Novel)|
Kate sees psychic visions of the future and the past—but only when she's having an asthma attack. When she "sees" her sister being beaten, she needs more visions to try to save her, along with a suicidal classmate—but triggering her asthma could kill her. Parallel Visions is the story of one brave, caring girl whose unusual gifts put her own life in danger.
GREAT book for a reluctant reader. It's fast-paced and not too "out there" for the average YA.
Rainfield has created another strong character. Kate struggles visibly--both with her asthma and with her ability and its ramifications. YAs need to see characters struggling and succeeding.
Kate isn't your typical heroine, in any way. She's physically weak--not disabled, but weak. She is dealing with incredibly heady stuff--abuse, suicide--and does it beautifully. AND she gets the guy in the end. :)
These are themes that play out in our kids' worlds everyday, unfortunately. Rainfield has offered a easy to read, not to heavy way of relating to those students, and showing them that there are ways out--and they start with speaking up.
Great book. Definitely will hit my shelves in print and ebook forms.