Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Watson, Jude.
New York : Scholastic, 2004
IL 5-8, RL 4.9
ISBN 043960995X
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[Read from the first page]

I think I was a nice person before my mom died. I have a hard time connecting that person to the person I am now. It's going on a year and a half since the accident, and I think I'm running out of leeway. People, like teachers, aren't giving me slack any more. One of these days, I'm going to have to decide on a personality. I am mean to my best friend, Emily, that day. And no, it isn't the first time. But I'm not the first person in her life to let her down. So that's not why she disappears.

Ever since her parents' death, Grace has had premonitions. Strange moments when she sees things, hears things that couldn't be real… but are. Not that anyone believes Grace. She begged her mom not to board the plane, begged her, but her mom wouldn't believe and died when the plane crashed.

Uprooted from everything she's ever known, mourning her mom, sent to live with an Aunt she hardly knows on an island here in Washington, Grace shuts everyone out. Until she has visions of her friend's kidnapping—and Emily disappears. When the visions continue, she realizes that Emily must still be alive—but terrible things are happening to the girl.

Grace has to reach out—to try share her strange abilities, understand and master them, if she has any hope of saving Emily. Grace is afraid people won't believe her, will laugh at her, and think she's crazy. What Grace doesn't realize is that she's unless she's very, very lucky that's far from the worst thing that can happen to her—or will.

I love twists and turns. Sneaky plots that trick you into thinking you know what's going down—then completely surprise you.

Read Premonitions for a story that will keep you guessing right up to the end!

Booktalk by Kirsten Edwards, King County Library System  Washington Evergreen Young Adult Book Award nominee, 2006-2007

SUBJECTS:     Visions -- Fiction.
                        Missing persons -- Fiction.
                        Death -- Fiction.
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