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CLARITY by Kim Harrington

CLARITY

By Kim Harrington

Age Range: 12 & up

Pub Date: March 1st, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-545-23050-6
Publisher: Point/Scholastic

A murder mystery with a twist involves teens in a police investigation that may get some of them killed. The twist comes from the main character, 16-year-old Clarity, who, along with the rest of her family, will has psychic powers. The town treats her as a freak, as Clare’s “gift” keeps getting her into trouble. When someone murders a visiting girl, however, the town calls in Clare to help solve the case. She juggles an old boyfriend who wants her back, the hottie son of the detective and the rich boy who suddenly develops an interest in her. Clare’s brother becomes the main suspect, but she’s sure the real culprit must be someone else. As the killer strikes again, Clare may be in danger. The mystery comes across as standard stuff but with a lilt of humor that weaves through Clare's colloquial first-person narration and makes the story more entertaining. Harrington writes Clare as an appealing character with whom readers easily can identify. Light entertainment that will make good beach reading. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)