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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 192
Themes: Bullying, telekinesis, friendship
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2010
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Cassidy Silver is not having a good year. Her engineer father is in the Middle East, her artist mother is too busy to listen to the painful details of her daughter's grade seven life, her genius younger brother is being bullied, and her best friend Chiaki has abandoned her to hang out with the meanest girls in school. Then Cassidy meets Victoria, who is telekinetic -- she can move objects with her mind. Cassidy, desperate to not be the only ordinary person in her family, thinks learning telekinesis could be the answer to all her problems. But is Victoria telling the truth? And is telekinesis really the solution?

CM Magazine - October 24, 2008
"[It] will appeal to adolescent girls, especially for those on the margins and who need more space. Recommended."
School Library Journal - August 1, 2008
"Realistic fiction with a twist."
Resource Links - June 1, 2008
"This book had me hooked."
VOYA - May 1, 2008
"A perfect selection to lift the spirits of the observers, the outcasts, and the creative individualists who find the road of adolescence a painful one."
The Vancouver Sun - March 15, 2008
"Compelling."

Awards

CCBC Best Books  | 2009 | Commended
Chocolate Lily nominee  | 2010 | Short-listed
Resource Links "The Year's Best"  | 2008 | Commended
SYRCA Diamond Willow nominee  | 2009 | Short-listed