A GIFT OF MAGIC
New York : Pocket Books, 1995.
Garret looked pretty much like any other twelve-year old but she was different
in one fascinating way - Nancy knew when things would happen. She not only
knew when the phone would ring but she also knew who would be on the other
end of the line. Her younger brother Brendon hated playing Rummy with Nancy
because she always knew which cards he had - she literally could see right
through them! Nancy's sister Kirby thinks it's exciting that Nancy has
ESP, but Nancy is very upset by the whole thing - "I feel like a freak!"
she tells Kirby. One day when Nancy is looking at some old family photographs
in the attic, she finds that she is able to communicate with her dead grandmother.
"This ESP scares me," she tells her grandmother. "I don't know how to use
it." Nancy's grandmother explains to Nancy that her ESP is a gift - in
fact, it is a gift of love that was given to her by her grandmother. Like
any other gift, her grandmother says, this gift is nothing unless it is
used properly. Nancy isn't sure what her grandmother means until a crisis
occurs in her family. Read this book to find out how Nancy finally learns
how to deal with her special "gift of magic".
Levin, Library Media Specialist, Hammond Middle School, Laurel, Maryland)
Extrasensory perception -- Fiction
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