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The Sight :: Book Review

The Sight :: Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Apr 29, 2010
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

In Judy Blundell's two book collection, The Sight: Premonitions and Disappearance, Gracie investigates the kidnapping of her best friend and the murder of a local man.

Title: The Sight
Author: Judy Blundell (writing as Jude Watson)
Ages: 13+
Rating: 5


Book 1: Premonitions

Life hasn’t been good to Gracie. Her father left when she was 2, and her mother recently passed away. To top it all off, Gracie has premonitions.

Now a teenager, Gracie lives with her Aunt Shay and her cousin Diego. But she still feels like an outsider, like she doesn’t quite belong. And to make matters worse, her best friend Emily has gone missing. Emily is not the type to run away. Someone must have kidnapped her. Gracie has premonitions about Emily’s whereabouts; she sees a boat and a waterfall, and she knows that the kidnapper is someone Emily thought she could trust.

While the police investigate different leads, Gracie follows her visions. But going after Emily might not be such a safe idea. Because now the person who kidnapped Emily is after Gracie.


Book 2: Disappearance

When Gracie eats lunch at a seaside restaurant with her cousin, his girlfriend and a group of obnoxious jocks, one of the boys decides to dive off the restaurant's railing into the water. Gracie knows something bad will happen. But it’s not what she expects. The terrified boy finds a man’s dead body in the water. And so the murder investigation begins.

If discovering a dead body isn’t staggering enough, Gracie finds her father waiting at her house. How can he just show up after all these years? He left her and her mother and now he suddenly wants a relationship? But what if his sudden appearance is connected to the dead body?


The Bottom Line

The Sight by Judy Blundell will keep you on your toes. It’s a fantastic mystery book for teens, where the protagonist dives right into the investigations. Kidzworld recommends this two book collection to any teen reader. Tell us what you think of The Sight in our comments section below.


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