Stranger with My Face
ALA Best Book for Young Adults--1981
New York Times Outstanding Book of th...more
It's a really creepy premise. A teenage girl is doing astral projection and while she's out of her body, the sister she didn't know she had slips her spirit into the vacated body. Well, something like that happens. I may have the details wrong about who the girl who slips into the body is. In any case, the protagonist is floating around in spirit, watching some othe...more
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The edition I read was on my library's new releases shelf and had been recently republished with "modernized language". Nothing really jumped out at me as being modern though, except the very few references to a laptop or a cell phone. Since having that technology would ruin the plot, the author had to make the excuse that n...more
Although decently written, this novel is full of cliches and obvious overshadowing. By the fourth chapter, I already knew what was going to happen. What's the fun it that? Everything that was c...more
I despised Laurie's so called friends and boyfriend. I'm like all they had to do if they cared at all was ask her family if she had be...more
Article first published as Book Review: Stranger with My Face by Lois Duncan on Blogcritics.
One of my all-time favorite books is The Third Eye by Lois Duncan. I’ve read this book at least half a dozen times since I first read it in high school. Funnily enough, I haven’t read any of Duncan’s better known books, like Stranger with My Face, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Killing Mr. Griffin.
I finally got a hold of a copy of Stranger with My Face, and it was so exciting that I finished readi...more
I think this is my second favorite Lois Duncan book (behind Locked In Time) and it's just really, really creepy. (The last chapter, especially, makes my skin crawl every time I think about it.)
Would people notice if you wer...more
I'm glad to be done wit...more
A text-to-self connection is like Laurie I am shy and I don't like to talk to people who I don't know. Also I'm curious and I wonder about things just like her. Also I'm...more