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Cassidy Silver is not having a good year. Her engineer father is in the Middle East, her artist mother is too busy to listen to the painful details of her daughter's grade seven life, her genius younger brother is being bullied, and her best friend Chiaki has abandoned her to hang out with the meanest girls in school. Then Cassidy meets Victoria, who is telekinetic--she ca ...more
Paperback, 177 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Orca Book Publishers (first published March 1st 2008)
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Cherry
Mar 31, 2012 Cherry rated it liked it
In this book, there is one character I want to talk about. Her name is Casidy Silver. Before years of speech therapy, she had a lisp. A lisp is when you have problems saying the sound 's' So if you say her name with a lisp, it sounds like 'Cathidy Thilver, Tchool Freak' Everyone thinks she's a freak. Even though she had speech therapy, her lisp comes back when she's sad or angry, or when emotions are running crazy. Or when she's anguished. She went through a lot, like people teasing her about be ...more
Ami
Jun 14, 2014 Ami rated it liked it
This book felt slightly simplistic, but overall there is a ring of authenticity to it. While the main character doesn't face any large horrific situation, she instead suffers from smaller and much more common issues of bullying, fitting in, dealing with bad teachers and absent parents, and learning to make friends. Middle grade readers could benefit from reading this realistic fiction.
Maritza
Mar 09, 2012 Maritza rated it liked it
I really like this book, it was a really exciting in the middle of it. It really did capture my attention and what capture my attention was the cover of the book. It just looked really interesting with a fether. The book is about a girl, who is pretty much an outcast at school, and she gets bullied by the "popular girls" at school. Then a new girl came to school. Her name was Victoria, but she was not a normal girl. She knew teleknisis. Which means she has the ablilty to move things with her min ...more
Jenn Lopez
Jan 27, 2016 Jenn Lopez rated it really liked it
it was so cute and friendly. i couldnt put this book down and even my teacher told me to put it down during the math lesson. i really relate to this book since im in middle school. i recommend you this book for a good time - Jen
David Morgan
Mar 15, 2016 David Morgan marked it as to-read
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Alexandra
Feb 01, 2011 Alexandra rated it really liked it
So far so good. This book is about a girl who is going thru a tough time in 7th grade. But then she meets this girl named Victoria, and Cassidy, the main character, finds out that Victoria has telekinesis power. That is were I am right now. Im enjoying this book so much that I can't put it down. But a thought that I have is: Why doesnt CassidyBelieve Victoria that Victoria has the special paower of telekinesis??????
Charlou Lunsford
Mar 17, 2009 Charlou Lunsford rated it liked it
Shelves: j
A good book to recommend to a middle school reluctant reader girl. Cassidy, 7th grade, finds the friend she needs and wants in the new girl, Victoria. This book has it all; distant parents, a caring teacher, bullies, a younger brother to protect, an older no good brother, and outsiders coming together to make a great group of supportive friends.
Nidhi Ransi
Jun 28, 2012 Nidhi Ransi rated it liked it
the book was alright. sometimes i was really into it but most times i wanted to put it down and start something new. but because i can never put a book down halfway i kept reading.
Julie
Oct 19, 2013 Julie rated it liked it
I thought this was a well written story with an interesting plot and realistic characters. The theme of tackling bullying deserves attention. An enjoyable mid grade read.
Emmalee
Jun 26, 2010 Emmalee rated it liked it
It was okay, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone or rave about how good it was... The characters made you stress because they made the worse decisions.
Sierra Jones
Sep 30, 2011 Sierra Jones rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finnished
this is a book full of wonderful. It has drama and action read to see the thrills. This is realyamzing book. It shows how friends come togther.
Kelly
Oct 07, 2008 Kelly rated it liked it
Shelves: juvenile
Outcast Cassidy Silver (or Cathidy Thilver, as she used to lisp) makes friends with a new girl who has telekinetic powers.
Chris
Dec 13, 2009 Chris rated it really liked it
Shelves: j, not-graphic, life, voice
A nice--in the best sense of the word--story of a seventh grader learning about the power of believing in herself.
Olivia Simon
Mar 13, 2013 Olivia Simon rated it liked it
Well written, not entirely sure where the plot was going at times. A good read overall!
Courtney Ali
Jun 03, 2009 Courtney Ali rated it really liked it
i really liked this book i want to keep reading robin stevenson's books
Linnae
Sep 16, 2011 Linnae rated it liked it
Shelves: juvenile
Liked the family relationships in this one: far from perfect, but still caring.
Dawn
Jul 19, 2009 Dawn rated it liked it
Shelves: librarylove
Good book for girls about teasing and bullying. Very sweet.
Melissa
Jan 28, 2013 Melissa rated it really liked it
This book is great and some people can relate in real life.
Laurie
Apr 02, 2008 Laurie rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
See upcoming SLJ for the official review...
Jessica V
Sep 04, 2012 Jessica V rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-s
Simple but not remotely memorable.
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Robin Stevenson is an award winning Canadian author of 20 books for teens and children. Her newest book is her first work of non-fiction-- PRIDE: CELEBRATING DIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY ( 2016). Robin lives on the west coast of Canada, with her partner and son. When she isn't writing, she edits books and teaches creative writing classes and workshops.
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