Code Name Cassandra (1-800-Where-R-You, #2)
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Code Name Cassandra (1-800-Where-R-You #2)

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was dubbed "Lightning Girl" by the press when she developed a psychic ability to find missing children after she was struck by lightning during a huge storm. Now Jess has lost her miraculous powers...or at least she would like the media and the government to think so. All she wants is to be left alone.

But it doesn't look like Jess is going to get her wish...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 9th 2007 by Simon Pulse (first published September 1st 2001)
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Oct 17, 2007 Laurel rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: friends
This book is a tenn book and is the sequel to When Lighting Strikes. By telling a reporter that she lost her physic abilities to find missing people, Jessica thought she got thr FBI off her back, but it just made them follow her everywhere. She still has secret packages from Roesmary (the person from 1-800-WHERERU that Jessica always tell the adresses of missing childrens to)about missing kids that wants to be found. Durung the camp, one of the conselors asked her if she could find his daughter...more
Book 2 in the series is good.
Jess lied to everyone at the end of book 1, but Agent Smith and Johnson are still tailing her.
Jess is working at summer music camp, and Rob is back home. So I like their non relationship.
Rob is the guy who tries to stay away but when she calls he is there.Always there.
Jess does not want to make the same mistakes and she does not want the Feds to find out the truth, so she needs to make sure of 2 things.
1> that the little girl who is missing wants to be rescue, and...more
Mar 18, 2014 Alyssa rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Alyssa by: Mina_rrat
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So after reading the first of this series I immediately moved on to this book. Its hard to see think of a place where it stopped, it sort of became a blur. Still different from reading anything else. Again written as if you are reading Jess her diary, which is amusing and refreshing. Luckily there was less of Ruth in this book and Mike and Douglas weren't in it at all.

I was surprised about a few things, where did this camping counselor idea come from and how could she go away for 6 weeks, from R...more
Once again, it's Ruth's fault. That's how Jess explains her actions when she takes a summer job at Camp Wawasee as a counselor with Ruth. Jess somewhat tries to convince herself that 6 weeks away will do some good, for her and her family.

But it goes South almost immediately when she is reassigned to a boys cabin to cover a sick counselor. Now, she's in charge of 8 surely boys. Of course she finds the trouble maker instantly. Mullet boy, or Shane as she later finds out, is the king of all young j...more
Karen Keyte
Jessica Mastriani, feisty heroine of When Lightning Strikes, is back and as cranky as ever in this second installment of the 1-800-Where-R-You series. After being struck by lightning during a freak April storm Jess developed a decidedly odd psychic power. If she looks at a picture of a missing person before she goes to bed, Jess wakes up knowing where that person is now. Exactly where he or she is. Every time. Unfortunately for Jess, having a freaky mutant power isn't all sunshine and roses. Esp...more
2.5 to 3 stars. Cabot originally wrote this as Jenny Carroll, and with good reason - it's an edgier read with more grit than her Princess Diaries and Mediator series. Her heroine, Jess, cusses, spends a lot of time in detention, and just generally likes life a little close to the edge. Jess isn't a bad girl, but she has a few bad habits. The books are obviously geared toward teens who find the Princess books a little young and want their fiction a little spicier than the Mediator books.

I've rea...more
Second in the series. In this adventure Jess (who was stuck by lightening and now knows locations of missing children) is a camp counselor for the summer. Of course a father seeks her to find his missing child. But the more fun is that she gets put in charge of a boys cabin and tries to keep them in line. Of course her motorcycle riding boyfriend shows up to help too. Light read. No big surprises, but I can see why my daughter enjoys Cabots writing. I liked the Mediator series better by Cabot, b...more
Finally getting around to reading the one Meg Cabot series I haven't yet read. I read When Lightning Strikes about 2 years ago and then I got busy. (Grad school will do that to you.)

This is a series with an interesting premise, but for some reason, it never grabbed my attention the way that Meg Cabot's other series -- such as Mediator, a series about a girl who can see ghosts -- did, which is possibly why it's taken me so long to get around to it. It should also be noted that this series spawned...more
I started with the second book and loved it. You can start anywhere in this series and understand whats going on. Really good plot!
Nov 07, 2012 Brooke added it
Read this one a few years ago and still remember it. Such a great book. One of my favorites from that period of reading.

Jessica Mastriani has two choices: spend her summer working the steam table at one of her family's restaurants or work as a Counselor at an Orchestra Camp for gifted children. Jess chooses the camp. But her fantasy of girly gossip and French braiding sessions is shattered when she is reassigned to a cabin full of rowdy boys--one of whom is the camp bully. And, as icing to the cake, an anxious father appears at her camp desperate for Jess to use her 'gift' to locate his kidnapped five-ye...more
Code Name: Cassandra is the second book in the 1-800-Where-R-U, but I don't think readers need to read to first book to enjoy this one. Meg Cabot does a great job of providing background information without making it feel like she is rehashing the entire plot though I do recommend When Lightning Strikes if one wants to really appreciate the development of Jess Mastriani as a character.

Jess's life has finally gotten back to normal after being struck lightning, gaining psychic abilities that allow...more
Lisa K
Code Name Cassandra was a decent sequel to When Lightening Strikes. The plot moved from Jess and Beth’s home town to the camp, which I liked. It was different and we got to see Jess in a new environment as well as learning that music was very important to her. The kids were (all except one) sweet and amusing, adding another element to the story which could have just laid flat and been exceptionally boring, the teen goes to summer camp thing has been done a lot before. I am starting to really lik...more
Book 2 re-read!
If you haven't read book one read it! When Lightning Strikes

Book 2 picks up about 3 months after book 1. School is out and Jess's best friend Ruth has convinced her to be a camp counselor at a orchestra sleep away camp.

Things are good, Jess is getting out of town for the summer, away from the headlines she made a few months ago and working the steam tables at her father's restaurant. What about Rob you ask? He seems to be ignoring her and sticking to his you're too young thing. R...more
Meg Cabot has made me fall in love with yet another one of her books. Taking up just after book one, When Lightning Strikes, lets off, Code Name Cassandra reintroduces the cast of characters. This time, it’s summer, and Jess is looking forward to weeks of french-braiding little girls’ hair, lounging by the pool, and hanging out with her best friend, Ruth.

Of course, for a girl who can figure out where lost children are when she falls asleep, things don’t always go exactly according to plan.

I love...more
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In this book, Jess goes to be a councilor at bank camp with her best friend. One of her campers disappears, and she needs to track them down, with the FBI watching her every move. (she has told them she no longer has her powers, but they don’t believe her, so are trying to prove it)

I have to be honest. I struggled through the first book in this series. It seemed to take me forever to read. So much so it took me a lot longer then it should have to get to this book. But. I am a Cabot fan (how coul...more
Michelle. D.
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Como não ler sem parar; impossível! Devorei mesmo! A Jess é ótima! O sarcasmo sem limites dela deixa a história sensacional. E o Rob, ah Rob, vc é perfeito para Jess msm pq os conflitos internos dela em relação a vc são as partes mais histéricas do livro, te adoro tb! Amei, amei, amei. Não vejo a hora de ler os próximos pena q provavelmente vou ter que esperar no mínimo uns 3 anos (e olha q estou sendo otimista) até o último ser lançado, já que a Record está lançando um a cada ano. Não tenho int...more
Book 2 in the 1-800-WHERE-R-U series.

Jess is a little more jaded this time around, she doesn’t want the fame and the hoopla surrounding her special abilities, so.. she simply doesn’t have them any more. Or so she says.

This book puts Jess smack dab in the middle of music camp. The perfect, sweet cottage, a gaggle of giggling girls to mentor, and no one knows she’s Lightning Girl. Yep, that lasted about a minute.

Instead, Jess has been relegated to the darkest, dingiest part of the camp with a gan...more
Naomi Amanda
Can I just say that I absolutely love Meg Cabot? She's on my top three favourite authors and I just love her work. The way she writes is just so entertaining and interesting, making her novels page turners. I never have the self control to put her book down once I start reading. She is funny but serious when required and I just love this series like I love her other books. ♥
Angelia Fransisca Rusli
Jess has been lying that she has lost her power. Apparently, the FEDs don't believe her & keep spying on her. Even when she goes to summer camp for musically gifted children.

Seems like the FEDs aren't the only people who don't believe her, 12-year-old Shane is too sharp & seems to not believe her. With many people asking for her help to find their missing children, she has to smartly think of a way to go undercover.

This second book is as good as the first one, When Lightning Strikes. You...more
I love this series and actually read the first four in less than three weeks. (Would have been quicker if I didn't need to wait for a ride to the book store.) It's probably my favorite of Meg Cabot's work, but this one I don't know. The story is awesome and all but something just bugged me.

That something was most likely the fact that Jess is working at a Summer camp with a bunch of kids. That did not appeal to me, I know that makes me sound bad like I'm anti-kid or something, (just for the recor...more
Jennifer Lazareck
The hysterics just keep on coming! I too was a camp counselor once, and this was such a fun walk down memory lane. Again, nothing this crazy ever really happened though. Sadly enough... I do enjoy reading how the heroine dreams of boys, deals with her family, and wishes for boobs. A realistic look at life, surprisingly enough. I dream of Italian food when reading this book! It will make you hungry!
Dans ce tome, nous retrouvons Jessica qui s'apprête à passer l'été dans une colonie de vacances en tant que monitrice. Sa meilleure amie Ruth est également de la partie. Les enfants à gérer ne vont pas être de tout repos, certains ayant vraiment un sale caractère et un comportement plutôt limite.

A la fin du premier tome, elle avait fait croire aux agents spéciaux que son don s'était évaporé, elle ne peut plus agir comme avant sous peine d'être prise sur le fait, et personne ne sait ce qu'il se p...more
Andy Kornylo
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Jessica Mastrani has lost his psychic powers to find kids. Or so she told the US Government at the end of the last book and that’s how she wants to keep it. The problem is, she still has the powers and she is still finding kids. These kids though, she’s made sure that they actually want to be found.

In the second book, Jess is dealing with the psychic powers thing while being a counselor at a gifted kids music cam...more
Caroline S
Ok, so this is book 2 of the 1-800-where r u or vanished series. Jess has retired from her 'gift' and has gone on to live a normal life. She still calls the missing children's place, only on secret. Anyways, she has gone to a camp for musically gifted kids. After the first night at her camp, she gets a package from rosemary of a missing kid. One of the kids she is counseling comes and sees the picture of the kid and suddenly doesn't believe that her gift went away. Worse than that, she finds out...more
This book is set a couple of months after the first one.
The FBI is still trying to get Jess to work for them, but it looks like Jess might get a break for the summer, as she is in an Orchestra camp (as a counselor if you can believe).
Again some trouble arises from a couple of missing kids and again Jess as to deal with the teenage in love drama.

The love thing isn't spread to thick to be off putting, and the action flows at a really nice rhythm.

My only problem is that we didn't get to see the Orc...more
The one thing I didn't like about this book was the fact that Rob wasn't in it more. Although the bits he was in were pretty great.

As far as the plot goes, Jess is as sassy as ever and using her powers in a way which ensures the best outcome.

The descriptions of the children are obnoxious and funny and you really get a feel for the whole atmosphere of the orchestra camp. I love the way Jess deals with the kids and every other problem she faces in this book.

The way the FBI agents have been treatin...more
This series must have been written early in Meg Cabot's career, as it was written under a different name. This second addition to the series was a fun sequel to the first, and Jess is spending 6 weeks of her summer as a music camp counselor. She has tried to tell the press and the government that she has lost her "gift" of finding missing children, and then helping the center for missing children annonymously. When a frantic father shows up at the camp begging Jess to help him find his 5 year ol...more
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun...more
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"What," I wanted to know, "is that going to get me?”
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