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TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE by Zoran Drvenkar Kirkus Star

TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE

By Zoran Drvenkar (Author) , Chantal Wright (Translator)

Age Range: 14 & up

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-439-72452-X
Publisher: Chicken House/Scholastic

In the icy-cold weeks after Christmas, Alissa’s normal adolescent problems are overlaid with supernatural mysteries. On her annual Christmas pilgrimage to her father’s grave, Alissa falls through the snow to the tomb of a dead boy with a plant growing from his chest. When Alissa, magically compelled, plucks and eats the plant, she finds herself afflicted with visions. She sees people walking down the street whom nobody else can see, people who turn into ravens and fly across the sky. Alissa’s rotten ex-boyfriend is also affected by Alissa’s new powers, and becomes a preternatural stalker, obsessed with Alissa and blessed—or cursed—with the ability to find her. Only her best friend Evelin can help Alissa hold herself together in an increasingly surreal world. Alissa’s story is told in alternating chapters by different characters, and the down-to-earth perspectives of Evelin and Alissa’s stepfather keep this lyrical tale grounded until the satisfying and surprising conclusion. (Fantasy. YA)