Jun 22, 2012

Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Gifted #1) by Marilyn Kaye

Amanda has it all. She is the most popular 8-th grader, she is queen bee and the school is her queendom, but Amanda has a secret that could literally change her. Every time she feels sorry for someone else she ends up inside their body. And her latest target of sadness is Tracey the most insignificant girl in the whole school. When Amanda finds herself tapped into Tracey's body she soon realizes that Tracey is special, just like a few other kids in the school, she is gifted. But gifted kids have more to worry about than cold parents that pay you no attention, there are people out there that want to use them.

This book was a pleassant surprise. It was a very fast read with great promise for the future books of the series. I really enjoyed the gifted kids and the way Amanda had to navigate herself through Tracey's life. She had to straggle with every day problems all the while trying to find a way out of the other girl's body. 

I especially liked how Jenna, another gifted, came close with Amanda and they became friends even though they were totally different, or at least they wanted to believe they were. I can't wait to see what more will happen with these kids.

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  1. Great review, this sounds interesting. I wouldn't be crazy about the cover though.

  2. I may be required to like a book with a character named Jenna in it, although I have mixed feelings about The Adoration of Jenna Fox...I like the cover of this book, at least the pink tribal thingy. I love that feeling you get when you can't wait to pick up the next in the series.
    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction