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Jun 04 2009

Vibes by Amy Kathleen Ryan

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Hachette, 2009.
ISBN 9780734411068
Well recommended for adolescents. Kristi is a teenager who believes she can hear what people are thinking about her and these feelings are usually negative. She has an interesting sense of teenage superiority and combined with technology, is isolated from her peers and family. It's a well scripted novel with many zany and quirky incidents, all focused on Kristi's belief in her paranormal ability.  Many current and relevant themes of self awareness, self absorption, family issues and high school are woven into the story.It's an absorbing read, perhaps encouraging the reader to look at themselves in a less critical way. The voice is female and American, and the male characters are strong, different and believable.
Sue Nosworthy

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