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by Robin Stevenson (Goodreads Author)
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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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
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.
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
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??????
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.
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.More about Robin Stevenson...