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Parallel Visions: A Teen Psychic Novel Book 1 By: Cheryl Rainfield

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Parallel Visions

Visions can kill you. Would you risk your life to save someone else’s?

Kate sees psychic visions of the future and the past—but only when she's having an asthma attack. When she "sees" her sister being beaten, she needs more visions to try to save her, along with a suicidal classmate—but triggering her asthma could kill her. Parallel Visions is the story of one brave, caring girl whose unusual gifts put her own life in danger.

A new YA fantasy from the award-winning author of SCARS and HUNTED.

Goodreads Summary

I couldn’t put this book down.  I really liked Kate’s character; she’s
caring and brave.  Despite those near-death asthma attacks, she can
recognize different kinds of pain in other people.  Her chest hurts like
her “ribs are scraping …flesh with every breath.”  The author’s
descriptions of the attacks almost made it hard for me to breathe.  Gil
and Inez are likable characters, and Mason, with his obsessive control
over Kate’s sister and his violence, is terrifying.

Then again, although Rainfield’s characters and dialogue are engaging,
could the plot be like watching a train wreck? I couldn't look away.  The
clairvoyant aspect of the plot added to the suspense.  There are almost
too many disastrous situations in this one short book: a lesbian teen
confronting an attack….a possible suicide…and an abusive husband.

I wondered if the author might just be writing for shock value, but then I
read Rainfield’s short biography of self-harm and incest survival. 
Rainfield experienced abuse and trauma; this could make her a wise
adviser, through her fiction, for those in need and for those who want to
help them.  If a book full of (well-written) horrible trouble doesn’t turn
you off, try reading it to find out what others may be suffering and how
you can help them.

Four Stars

*Reviewed by Colleen*

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