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Ewing, Lynne.
New York : HBFC/Hyperion Books for Children, 2000.
IL YA, RL 6.1
ISBN 0786806532

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Except for the ability to become invisible, Vanessa's life appears very much like the average teenager's: her mother doesn't understand her, her best friend talks her into doing crazy things, and she gets nervous around her crush. However, with the invisibility, strange nightmares, Latin phrases that just come to her, and her affinity for the moon, she has always felt a little different from everyone except her best friend Catty, who can hop back and forth in time. And now someone is after Vanessa.

Torn between keeping another girl away from her crush and protecting herself from whoever-or whatever-is chasing her, Vanessa is forced to confront the fact that perhaps her unique qualities are more than just unusual. Maybe they mean she has a special purpose.

When Catty suddenly disappears while trying to help Vanessa, she knows she has to summon her courage and do everything she can to find her best friend. Vanessa meets two other girls who also have exceptional abilities, and they introduce her to a world where common high school cares no longer matter. Instead, the future of the entire world is at stake. Will Vanessa be able to save her best friend, fight evil, and keep her crush interested in her, all before it's too late?
Mara Hutt-Tiwald for The Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award

Booktalk #2

Best friends Vanessa and Catty both have special powers, but while Catty revels in her ability to time travel, Vanessa hates the fact that she begins to disappear anytime she feels strong emotion, like when she is about to kiss her boyfriend, Michael.  But something happens to Catty, and Vanessa discovers that they are both Daughters of the Moon and that the evil Atrox is plotting to destroy them.  Can she find Catty in time to save her?  Book 1 in the Daughters of the Moon series.   (New Hampshire Isinglass Teen Read Award committee)

SUBJECTS:     Supernatural -- Fiction.
                        Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.


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