The Third Eye
When Karen closes her eyes, the visions come. Through time and space, she sees a place where stolen children sleep. And if Karen denies a young policeman’s request for help, the children may never go home again.
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The book starts out with Karen at a baby-sitting job, and this is definitely a recurring theme in Duncan’s books, like the only job teenage girls can or want to get is babysitting. Another storyline would be greatly appreciated. And the writing is, as per usual, mundane, boring, and very average.
“It’s unnatural,” Karen’s mother had observed accusingly. “When I was your age, I was out at parties every weekend.”
“People don’t have ‘parties’ these days,” Karen had told her. “They have...more
Kindle or nook without a book...aaaahhhh oh noooo! I started to get the shakes from reading withdrawal! I had a two hour wait time and While mid panic I remembered there were a couple of bags of books from my daughters shelves in the back of the car waiting to be dropped of at the local library for donation. I'm glad I hadn't dropped them off yet. I went through them and there is a whole collection of Lois Duncan books so I chose this one. It...more
The book I’m reading right now is called the third eye and it’s about an 18 year old girl that could see images or pictures (of missing children) in her head/mind. I really like this book because it’s kind of mysterious and in a way, suspenseful. I recommend this book to people who like to read books that are kind of mysterious. There are 3 great reasons why you should read this book.
The first reason is that it’s suspenseful and you will really like it if you like...more
Eighteen-year-old Karen Connors is finally dating and starting to fulfill her mother's dreams for her when a child she (Karen) is babysitting disappears. After checking with neighbors, Karen calls the police but no headway is made in locating Bobby until Karen has a psychic vision that tells her where to look for him. Bobby is rescued from the trunk of a car (where he'd hidden in a game of hide-and-seek, but had been unable to get out again). Impressed by Karen...more
High school senior Karen, who worries that her psychic powers will make her seem different from other people, is frightened at first when a young policeman asks her to use her gift to help the police locate missing children.
As stated in other Lois Duncan book reviews: I really enjoyed Lois Duncan's books; she was probably my favorite YA author. I have always enjoyed books with psychic phenomenon in them - ESP, ghosts, clairvoyance, etc - but it's so difficult to find them writ...more
Karen goes on an "Adventure" with...more
Advisory Ms. Poole
The Third Eye Little, Brown, 2012, 254 pp, $ 7.99
Lois Duncan ISBN-13: 978-0316099080 ISBN-10: 0316099082
Seeing things that other people can’t see is lucky but also unlucky. Karen, an ordinary high school senior, has an extraordinary “eye” that can aware where a stranger is just looking at a picture. What will this special ability bring to her? Fortune or ... failure?
The Third Eye is a great novel written by Lois Duncan. Karen gets the same gift from the god as...more
I see and appreciate the differences in writing style, coverage of material and the level and type of emotional stimulation among books written with various age groups as intended audiences. The time period that a book was written in can suggest similar differences as well. Sophistication and experiences of people of an age group has evolved and these books may be considered by some to lean toward the youn...more
Anyway, absolutely loved this book. Some references were a little dated, and the absence of cell phones made it clear this was the eighties, but the story itself held up very, very well. Good characterization, fun romance, and of course, the psychic element. Excellent!