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SIGHT by Adrienne Maria Vrettos

SIGHT

By Adrienne Maria Vrettos

Age Range: 14 & up

Pub Date: Oct. 23rd, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-4169-0657-5
Publisher: McElderry

Dylan Driscoll’s gift of seeing dead children and experiencing sensory perceptions of how they died is really more of a curse. When she was five, she had her first sickening vision of a classmate, Clarence, whose body was found in the woods three days after an unexcused absence from school. Now 16, Dylan is a part-time psychic detective for her mountain town’s police department, and they’re more in need of her help than ever. They believe that the man who killed Clarence, nicknamed The Drifter, is back and that he’s responsible for the death of another child. At the same time, there’s a new girl in town, Cate, who seems much too interested in memorializing Clarence. As she grows closer to Cate, Dylan pulls away from her best friend, Pilar. In the background there’s a political fight over the name of the town, complete with sign graffiti and snarky political bumper stickers, and Dylan learns of a family secret that explains her visions. Though the premise will entice fans of supernatural tales and murder mysteries the plot twists are predictable and thinly veiled. Too many storylines occurring at once spoil the tension, and too many characters get little or no development. (Fiction. YA)