When Kate first sees Jarrod she knows he is special and that like her he has magical powers. Soon Kate's grandmother realises that Jarrod and his family have an ancient curse placed upon them, and that they will have to tackle this before they can be free of the troubles that have plagued them.
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Marianne Curley has a fresh, compelling style and is an exciting addition to the Bloomsbury list. This is her first book. Marianne lives in Australia with her three children.From School Library Journal:
Grade 7-9-When Jarrod Thornton walks into the classroom, Kate Warren instantly senses that he is as different as she is. In anger, he unknowingly unleashes a storm in the science lab and Kate realizes that he has exceptional paranormal abilities that exceed her own. As an uneasy friendship forms, she helps Jarrod confront and internalize his talents. With her grandmother's help, the teens journey back to the Middle Ages and break the curse that has controlled the Thornton family for generations. On one level, this is a story about paranormal abilities, curses, and time travel. Deeper, it's an account of feeling different, friendship, and acceptance. The story is much like a train ride. The plot is fast and smooth and the characters' developing friendship is akin to the train's slowing and coming to a station stop. However, the language derails it until readers become used to the "Aussie-isms" throughout the text. (There is a glossary at the back of the book, but it is not all-inclusive.) It is obvious that Curley researched the architecture, peoples, and customs of the Middle Ages, and she skillfully integrates this information into the story. The characters are believable and are the strength of this first novel. While the message that it's all right to be different and to accept yourself for who you are is evident throughout, it's not overly dominant. Curley is definitely an author to watch.
Molly S. Kinney, Office of Public Library Services, Atlanta, GA
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Descripción Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 747549230
Descripción Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0747549230