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Don't Die, Dragonfly (The Seer #1)

3.77  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,428 Ratings  ·  266 Reviews
After getting kicked out of school and sent to live with her grandmother, Sabine Rose is determined to become a "normal" teenage girl. She hides her psychic powers from everyone, even from her grandmother Nona, who also has "the gift." Having a job at the school newspaper and friends like Penny-Love, a popular cheerleader, have helped Sabine fit in at her new school. She h ...more
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published September 8th 2004 by Llewellyn Publications (first published January 8th 2004)
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Amateur de Livre
Dec 27, 2007 Amateur de Livre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I have always been drawn to anything involving the mind and have always been fascinated by psychics. Having been born in the caul, and having a Great-Grandmother that read tarot cards, I was ready to jump on board and read a book that dealt with the powers of the psyche. And I was not disappointed.

Don't Die Dragonfly is the first book in The Seer series. Sabine Rose is sent to live with her maternal Grandmother, Nona, after a boy dies at her school. Plagued with visions, she feels as if she let
(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
16-year-old Sabine has a secret – she gets visions and warnings about the future – although they’re always about other people.
Her latest warning is about a girl with a dragonfly tattoo, although she’s not really sure what she’s supposed to be warning her about.
When someone puts the janitor in the hospital after a break in at the school, Sabine is determined to find out who did it, especially when it seems the culprit is trying to frame her.
Who injured the jani
Papia aziz
Apr 19, 2010 Papia aziz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book of the sequel "The seer" and so far I really liked this book. Sabine Rose was kicked out of her school and sent to live with her grandma,Nona. Sabine have a psychic gift that lead her to get kicked out of her school.She's trying really hard to prove that she was innocence of killing a girl at her old schoo. She can sense dangers and many other things. Now in her new school shes trying to be normal like a teenage girl would. But when she starts having deadly visions of a g ...more
I'd recommend this to a reader on the young side of young adult. Although the first person protagonist Sabine Rose is a high school student, the writing is rather simplistic for that age. The plot line is not that unique, either.

What makes the book interesting and worth reading are the characters of Sabine and the people around her, and their interactions. Many teenagers are convinced that, if others discover their secret self (even if it's not that they're psychic), they'll be rejected and lose
Sophia Buhrow
May 04, 2016 Sophia Buhrow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Personal Response: I loved it. At first I was hoping that it wouldn't be a series because I had a different book series to read after that. I didn't want to be strung out over getting the next book, but I guess the exact thing I didn't want to do is kind of happening. But either way it was a very wonderful story and I am definitely going to find the second book.

Plot: It starts off with Sabine helping edit the paper at her new school with her friend Manny. Sabine is a seer which means that she ca
I have had this book forever on my Kindle and finally decided to give it a read. I believe there are six book in this series right now. This was a very quick read and was okay. The dialogue throughout is a bit stiff and awkward and the story is predictable.

The main character, Sabine, can see glimpses of the future and occasionally see ghosts. She is starting over at a new high school pretending to be a "normal" girl after some events at her old high school caused her to leave. When Sabine sees
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Dec 14, 2012 Manda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a book that I nabbed free on Kindle long ago and stashed away for a rainy day. Without knowing the premise or even bothering to check, I jumped in and was quickly sucked into Sabine's not-so-ordinary world. It's a fast paced, get-to-the-point kind of book, and aside from being a bit predictable, I enjoyed it and will probably continue with the rest of the series.

Dragonfly dealt mostly with the high school social dynamic. I enjoyed the Singleton's style of writing and how she presented
Gladys Gonzales Atwell
Original Review Date (posted on 8/6/2010

I read this young adult book in one day! Maybe because I am twice as old as the suggested reader. I don't care though, because it helped me escape into a world of the paranormal. Sabine is a young girl trying to find her way in life with a secret that she hides only to protect herself from becoming the outcast she was in her former school. She finds her way through her mundane life and finds love, friends and people who really like
Jun 10, 2009 Victoria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I might never have found this book if not for my friend, who convinced me to read it.

While the writing style is fairly light and straightforward, I loved the story. Sabine lives with her grandmother, both of them gifted with unusual psychic powers. Sabine is still learning to control and use her abilities, with the help of her sometimes snide spirit companion Opal. But with her gift kept a secret, she manages to live a fairly normal high school life.

But then something happens. Sabine begins to b
Aug 27, 2010 Kristy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting this book was. It is by a local author who visited my daughters school. She was autographing books, so I bought 3, one for each of my older three daughters. Although I was intrigued by this author from the get go (she has the same first and last [maiden:] name as my mother, the middle is different)I assumed her books were written for younger reader, even though her genre claimed to be YA.

The MC, a 16 year old girl named Sabine, has inherited her gra
Jennifer Wardrip
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DON'T DIE, DRAGONFLY is the first book in Linda Joy Singleton's THE SEER series. If the next books are as good as book number one, this is sure to be one of my favorite book series (earning a place next to books by such fabulous authors as JK Rowling, Tamora Pierce, John Marsden, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, and Scott Westerfeld).

Some problems have caused Sabine Rose to be expelled from her old school, and she just wants her time at Sheridan High to be n
Jun 29, 2016 *Lynn* rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who enjoy books about ghosts and psychics.
Recommended to *Lynn* by: Goodreads
I happen to love these types of stories having to deal with psychic/ghosts. I find them fascinating and when their done right, they can be a lot of fun to read. The characters are a lot of fun in this series as well. Penny-Love is the cheerleader/bestfriend. She is the biggest cliche in the book, but she's fun. My favorite characeters are Mannie and Thorn. Not that because that their the weirdos of the bunch and that is who I lean towards (I totally do), but because they are the most honest char ...more
There were parts of this book that I really, really enjoyed- namely Sabine's visions and the mysterious Dominic- and then there were parts that I never quite connected with.

To start with, Josh is the most freaking perfect person EVER. The guy volunteers at a Children's Hospital for Pete's sake. He doesn't lose his temper. He doesn't have any vices that were mentioned. He's... perfect. And let's face it, Mr Perfect would be nice in real life but in a story he's just boring. That right there was t
May 06, 2010 Marsha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young Adults
Recommended to Marsha by: Countrygirl_TN
Don't Die, Dragonfly is 288 pages of a fast pace adventure. 17 year old Sabine Rose is starting over. After foretelling the death of a high school student, Sabine is ostracized by her peers and her community. Therefore, her controlling mother sends her to live with her grandmother who seems to understand her unique abilities. Rose is fitting in her new environment just fine until her grandmother hires a young man, Dominic to assist with the farm and a girl at school becomes obsessed with a star ...more
Oct 09, 2011 Jennifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, borrowed, 2011
This was an interesting book, but it was sort of difficult to work past the grammatical and flat-out word errors in this book. At one point, Sabine's love interest tells her that he will need to take up fishing when she shows up wearing some hook-type earrings, implying that he will need to do it to catch her. She responds with, "You're already caught me." It should have said you've already caught me. I can't really blame the author for these errors.. that's what the author pays her editors to c ...more
Cate Neuhauser
Feb 12, 2016 Cate Neuhauser rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
horrible. characters were flat, story would be stagnant then to much would happen in to little of time.
Diana Marie
Apr 21, 2010 Diana Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sabine is sent to live with her grandma. Tired of feeling like an outcast she decides to keep her psychic powers to herself,even from the one person who can help her-her grandma. When she get's a job in her school's newspaper,being friends with popular cheerleader Penny love, and when Josh DeMarco starts to show more interest in her, she finally feels normal and fit's in. But everyday she's reminded she cannot be normal because she can never get her bossy sprit guide, Opal out of her mind or the ...more
Sandra Lopez
Sabine is a typical high school girl with a not-so-typical psychic gift. Like most 16-year-olds in that awkward stage, she’s underdeveloped (no boobs) and acts like a giddy fool in front of her crush.

When I first started reading this, it reminded me of those Goosebumps book series I was so into growing up, with scenes drawn out of bedtime stories that had monsters in the closet and whatnot; then, as I continued, it transcended into something more like those Sweet Valley High books I used to alw
Maryse Primeau
Jun 28, 2014 Maryse Primeau rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First of all, here's my resume of the book.


Sabine Rose was kicked out of her home by her own mother after predicting a boy's death. Sabine can see ghosts and sometimes has premonitions. Now she's living with her grand-mother and everything is going fine because no one knows about her powers. Everything changes when she has a vision of a girl with a dragonfly tattoo and lots of blood. Things become even more weird when she meets that girl named Dani
Apr 11, 2016 Kat rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Laurie Faria Stolarz, and Bad Girls Don't Die
I definitely have been on a kick of YA fantasy/mystery novels. Don't Die, Dragonfly is kind of like a less scary, less intense version of Blue is for Nightmares.

Sabine Rose has a dark past that she's been keeping secret from her friends at her new school. She has psychic powers that come to her in images of things that will happen, but don't always make sense. Living with her grandmother (who also has a gift) and going to a new school, Sabine pretends to be normal. Until she begins to sense tha
Apr 09, 2009 Yareinis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about Sabine and how she got kicked out of her previous school because she predicted that a football player from her school was gonna die and then that same prediction happened.So the school thinks she killed him, then Sabine is triying to find out what DID kill him,so she goes into the school at night at the crime scene and search for clues then thats when she sees HIM.Hes alive..or not.This book is good and I found it in Ms Lacy books.
Kira Simion
Nov 08, 2015 Kira Simion rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
The ONLY reason it was four stars and not five was the fact that the ending and where the dragonfly girl would die was so freaking obvious. I liked the mystery still so this was a fun short read.

And because it was SO short!
Ashley R.
This book was amazing, i stayed up to 3am reading this. Every time a book ended, i was so excited to read the next book. this series will make you laugh, it will draw you in, and its a perfect escape. I read this series during my senior year in high school, and it made the time pass by. If you havent had the opportunity, to read this book, go to your library and start. its fantastic!!! its a great paranormal read.
Mar 27, 2010 Omi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is geared toward young adults but I enjoyed those feelings of young crushes and first time love. The conflict Sabine feels as to whether she is blessed or cursed by her gift comes across to the reader. Only thing I didn't like is that the ending leaves you hanging and if you are interested in learning more need to read the next 4 books in the series.
Sarah Crawford
Feb 01, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is part of The Seer series.

Sabine has visions about things that will happen to people. She also hears a voice in her head, Opal, giving her advice at times. Things went terribly wrong for her at her last school where she was basically accused of being a witch and she moved in with her grandmother and went to a new school.

Another main character is Manny, a guy who works on the school newspaper. Danielle is a friend of Sabine's who has an interest in a football jock named Evan. Dominic
Amy Lynn
Aug 04, 2009 Amy Lynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book I thought it was so good!

Sabine is an average girl with one power no one else has. She sees the future. When Sabine starts having visions of this girl with a dragonfly tattoo. She goes on the search to find this girl. Will she risk everything she has worked for or will she help this girl before it's too late?
Alicia Rades
Feb 01, 2016 Alicia Rades rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young adults
Recommended to Alicia by: found it through the library
Shelves: favorites
I recently read this book for about the 10th time after probably five years of not reading it. Now that I'm older, it seems a bit fast-paced, but I still really like the writing style and the story. This is literally my favorite series of all-time. I would certainly recommend this novel to younger readers.
Sep 21, 2009 Karla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ok this book is so awesome! i feel sorry for those who havent read it yet! this story is about a girl who can see well ghosts! she helps them pass on to the other life i guess but along the way she has a small romance part well maybe a big one anyway u people should read this!
Jul 07, 2015 Mandee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a great start to the series. The story is very interesting and I haven't read one like it before. Definately something I'd recommend. You can't help but want to know what adventures Sabine will encounter to achieve her goal.
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