THE SECRET SOCIETY OF THE PINK CRYSTAL BALL by Risa Green

THE SECRET SOCIETY OF THE PINK CRYSTAL BALL

Age Range: 12 & up
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Top student Erin has her sights on one of the five slots for her AP art history class’s summer trip to Italy. Her best friend, Lindsay, just wants Megan, the class bully, to leave her alone. Stylish, outgoing Samantha is fiercely loyal to both Erin and Lindsay. Their friendship takes a turn for the paranormal when Erin receives a pink crystal ball and a set of cryptic instructions after her aunt’s death. Erin’s questions to the ball about school and boys start to come true, but not quite in the ways she hoped. Too late, she figures out that the ball’s magic is limited, but by then she’s made a mess of school and her personal relationships. Light humor and slapstick keep Erin’s heartfelt grieving for her beloved aunt from pulling the rest of the story into the doldrums. Academic success remains at the forefront of Erin’s mind, but as the pink crystal ball works its magic, she grows as a student and a friend, becoming more self-reliant. Fun for budding occultists and romantics alike. (Paranormal chick lit. 12 & up)
Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4022-4106-2
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2010