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Supergirl in Not (1-800-Where-R-You #2)

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JESS MASTRIANI

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 --

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Published 2006 (first published August 1st 2001)
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Howdy YAL
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I could bitch and get really nit picky about some of the music things in this book. And to be honest, I should. I really should. I don’t see how anyone can possibly get into a Musical Festival (Band Camp) or into the top chairs without being able to you know…read music. And it sort of contradicts the earlier book when Jess says that she bought some duets for her and Ruth to play (obviously, she could read music).

Sigh, that aside. Though again fun book.

This see
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Laurel
Oct 17, 2007 Laurel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Astoria
Nov 07, 2009 Astoria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Alyssa
Mar 18, 2014 Alyssa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Alyssa by: Mina_rrat
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
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Paige
Jan 20, 2016 Paige rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: loved-it, i-own, ya-books
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
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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
Scribblegirl
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
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Hanna
Jan 15, 2016 Hanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jess continues to be totally badass and totally likable. Meg Cabot cracks me up.
Amanda
Jan 07, 2016 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In love...looking forward to read the next book of this series!
Kaye
Oct 26, 2010 Kaye rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kaye by: Kathryn
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
Julie Lectures D'Une Nuit
Vous l’avez peut être remarqué, mais je poste de moins en moins vu que je suis en pleine phase « phase terminale des lectures obligatoires pour les cours ». Même si je continue à lire des livres qui m’intéressent, je dois avouer que je suis vite lassée ayant déjà 2h de lecture dans les pattes (et la lassitude de ces satanés romantiques qui font trainer l’intrigue en longueur avec leurs descriptions ^^). Comme je ne veux pas laisser tomber le blog, je vais tenter de chroniquer des livres que j’ai ...more
Samantha
Cross posted at http://thebookishdiaries.blogspot.com

Jess is back and has a job at summer camp in the second installment of Meg Cabot's 1-800-Where-R-You series.

Since lying to the Feds about the loss of her power to find missing people Jess has continued to find missing children who are truly missing and wanting to come home by calling Rosemary at 1-800-Where-R-You. With a system in place to keep using her gift to help the missing kids, Jess feels safe taking a summer job as a camp counselor. Th
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Heidi Hart
Code Name Cassandra picks up right where When Lightning Strikes leaves off. Sixteen-year-old Jess has gotten the press off her back by telling the world her psychic ability to find missing people vanished as quickly as it had arrived, but the feds don't believe her: there's still a white van parked on her street, and she's sure they're bugging her calls. To escape this scrutiny (and also to avoid toiling away at her father's restaurant all summer), Jess takes a summer job as a counselor at a cam ...more
Kirsten
I started with the second book and loved it. You can start anywhere in this series and understand whats going on. Really good plot!
Brooke
Read this one a few years ago and still remember it. Such a great book. One of my favorites from that period of reading.
Sarah Crawford
Feb 03, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jess is still 16, and still trying to stay under the FBI radar as far as her gift goes. During the summer she's counselor at a summer camp for gifted kids. Although one of the kids recognizes her, she denies she is that same girl he thinks she is.

She's told about another missing kid and locates him, then a guy shows up at the camp and wants her help finding his missing daughter. Jess finds the girl has been taken and she manages to rescue her, but not without getting some other guy really angry
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Wendy
Dec 30, 2014 Wendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Dromeda
Aug 13, 2010 Dromeda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
3.5 STARS

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
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Jennifer
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
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Lisa  Emma Kilgariff
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
Irishgirl1247
Aug 25, 2013 Irishgirl1247 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fya
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
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Kayla
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
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Tammy
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Nathan Burgoine
Nov 11, 2014 Nathan Burgoine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You'd think that after telling the Feds that she had lost her amazing powers and was no longer 'Lightning Girl' that Jess's life would return to normal. Not so. For one, she still has the power to find people just by looking at their picture before going to sleep, and for another, she's stuck at band camp, playing camp counselor for a group of rowdy kids. Worse, Rob, the boy who just might be her boyfriend if he'd get over his whole 'being on probation and dating a younger girl' thing, hasn't ca ...more
melissa
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
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Michelle. D.
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Rachel
Apr 08, 2015 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can I just say when Jess turned around and Mr. Larson was in the cave, my heart stopped?

I really think it did. ...

This book didn't keep me wildly interested, but I DID read it in a night, so obviously it's doing something right.

I liked seeing that Jess's powers are getting stronger. I think, that will make for a interesting growth in the series. I'm glad that it is progressing and not just the same repetitive action in each book.

I give it a thumbs up
Leilane
Aug 11, 2012 Leilane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
Dayna
Oct 21, 2013 Dayna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Naomi Amanda
Apr 11, 2014 Naomi Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. ...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
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Other Books in the Series

1-800-Where-R-You (5 books)
  • When Lightning Strikes (1-800-Where-R-You, #1)
  • Safe House (1-800-Where-R-You, #3)
  • Sanctuary (1-800-Where-R-You, #4)
  • Missing You (1-800-Where-R-You, #5)

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I looked at his lips. I probably don't need to tell you that they're really nice lips, kind of full and strong-looking.
"What," I wanted to know, "is that going to get me?”
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