Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Gifted, Book 1

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Great lit? No. Fun for reluctant readers? Yes.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 10+

Gifted.I have only recently started reading these books,and found them really interesting. Looking at the stories from both sides really opens your eyes. Ok the story it really only concerns two characters Amanda Beeson known as Queen Bee and Tracey Devon. After accidentally slipping not the body of Tracey she is panicked into believing that she may be stuck in Tracey's body forever, Amanda has no idea how this came about, and has to work it out for herself. Meanwhile Tracey feels pushed asides after the birth of the Devon 6 who are her siblings, not only pushed aside but completely ignored just like she is invisible, which by the way she is. Amanda takes it upon herself to change Tracey's life for the better whilst trying to figure out how she got there in the first place and trying to work out how to get back to her own body. I'll say no more as I don't want to spoil the story. Read on you will love it

Ok as a parent I have always read to my sons at bedtime. Working my way through all J K Rowlings books. Then I discovered Marilyn Kaye's Gifted series. All I can say is WOW !!! There are 6 books in the series please start at first one out of sight out of mind. The books each have a separate story but still involves the other classmates of room 209. All I will say is that once started I could not put them down.

This title has:

Educational value
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Book Details

  • Author: Marilyn Kaye
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • Publication date: June 1, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 10 - 14
  • Number of pages: 229
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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