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Stiefvater, Maggie. 
New York : Scholastic, 2012
(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.  But Gansey is different. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.  For as long as she can remember, Blue has been told by her psychic family that she will kill her true love. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.  (Booktalk by New Hampshire Flume committee)

Booktalk #2

Blue Sargent comes from a family of clairvoyants, but her only gift seems to be the ability to boost their powers. Surrounded by powerful wise women in a seemingly fluid and hectic household, Blue still seems lonely at times. Then she sees a live boy where only the dead should be, and is quickly drawn into a circle of snooty Aglionby Academy students, nicknamed
the Raven boys after the school mascot. With her growing attraction to Gansey, the leader of the group, and the knowledge that kissing her true love will kill him, Blue becomes increasingly distracted and mystified by her own actions. Gansey’s quest to find ley lines that will lead to an ancient Welsh king is unrelenting, and he drags Blue and his quirky
classmates along for the ride. A shivering beautiful tale, the first of four in the series.

SUBJECTS:     Clairvoyance -- Fiction.
                        Magic -- Fiction.
                        Occult fiction.

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