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Crash: Visions, Book 1

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Intriguing thriller driven by teen girl's disaster visions.

Book Lisa McMann Fantasy 2013
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Author Lisa McCann is an engaging writer with a track record for creating interesting characters and putting them in unlikely situations. Crash is lively and contemporary, as kids exploit the full potential of smartphones, texting, and long-distance Internet romance. Jules has an appealing voice and a great eye for the social dynamics of high school. There's a lot of interest from the convoluted family dynamics, including Jules' father sinking into depression and hints of something having gone very wrong in the past. With much of the action necessarily happening in Jules' head, as it centers on something only she can see, the story bogs down and becomes repetitive in midstream as she revisits what she's seeing and tries to decide what to do about it. The ending resolves some issues, raises new ones, and leaves many open-ended for treatment in sequels.

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