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Gifted by Karey White
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Jun 05, 11

bookshelves: fiction
Read from June 01 to 05, 2011

Excellent first novel by author Karey White. Although not my usual genre-- I'm a fantasy/sci-fi/horror guy-- I was drawn in to the uniqueness of the story. In many ways it reminded me of the background to a superhero story (think superman or X-men). I enjoyed thinking though the situations presented in the book and trying to image how I would handle being the parent of such a "gifted" child. Would I exploit the gifts (intentionally or otherwise)? Would I recognize the gifts? Would I talk about it with others? Would I share the story or keep it to myself? For me, these questions ended up being the driving force in this book. There wasn't a lot of really strong conflict to drive the plot, just a lot of "what ifs". A relatively light read, with a lot of deep questions providing the undercurrent that drags the reader in. Overall, I liked this book and would recommend it to others, especially the YA or LDS market.

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Karey White Thanks for the nice rating and review. I enjoyed reading your thoughts about how you'd handle being the parent of someone like Anna. I've thought about that a lot myself.

Thanks for taking the time to read it and I hope you have a great summer.

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