Wednesday, April 27, 2016

GIFT by Andrea J. Buchanan

Title:  GIFT
Author:  Andrea J. Buchanan
Publish Date:   03.27.12
Publisher:  Open Road Media
Category:  Children’s Fiction
Recommended for:  Older children (4th grade and up) due to ghosts
Received from:  Open Road Media via
Date completed: 08.01.13

Description from the publisher:
High school sophomore Daisy Jones is just trying to get by unnoticed. It doesn't help that she's the new girl at school, lives in a trailer park, and doesn't even own a cell phone.  But there's a good reason for all that: Daisy has a secret, unpredictable power – one only her best friend, Danielle, knows about.  Despite her "gift" (or is it a curse?), Daisy's doing a good job of fitting in – and a cute senior named Kevin even seems interested in her!  But when Daisy tries to help Vivi, a mysterious classmate in a crisis, she soon discovers that her new friend has a secret of her own.  Now Daisy and her friends must deal with chilling dreams and messages from the beyond.  Can Daisy channel the power she's always tried to hide-before it's too late? 

Extra features include: 
A short graphic novel illustrated by Alexis Seabrook, telling Vivi's story
Danielle's journal, revealing her deepest thoughts

This was a great story.  It was a mystery with a ghost, a girl with super powers, and bit of Greek Mythology.  The mythology was explained very well for those who may not know the story of Orpheus and Eurydice.  Theirs is one of my favorite stories of mythology.

The characters and the plot were well-developed.  There was a fabulously wrought twist at the climax.  It was easy to lose myself in this story.  The extras at the end of the book are a bit of dessert at the end of a fine meal.  Do not skip any of them!

Other Books from Andrea J. Buchanan:
  • It's A Girl
  • It's A Boy
  • Literary Mama
  • Mother Shock
  • Gift
  • Waking Up
  • Daring Book for Girls Series:
    • Daring Book for Girls
    • Daring Book for Girls: Things to Do
    • Daring Book for Girls: Wisdom & Wonder
    • Double Daring Book for Girls


originally posted 08.01.2013 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books. 

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