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Gift by Andrea J. Buchanan
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Apr 04, 2012

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Daisy Jones has tried her entire life to be "normal". Born with the gift to control (or fry) electronics, she spends each day just trying to keep her powers from destroying every cell phone and computer near her.

After being sent one day to find a classmate who'd been gone on a pass a bit too long, Daisy finds that she's not the only girl with a strange secret.

Daisy, her friend Danielle, and this new, mysterious girl, Vivi, end up being drawn into a strange adventure, complete with ghosts, past lives, and possessions.

Lucky for Daisy, she meets Kevin, a cute senior with issues of his own. Together, they may actually be able to survive the coming ordeals.

Final thoughts: It was a decent read. I got distracted by the constant referrals to aura colors, especially when it was never discussed how Daisy could read them. Every person that walked into her life had calming colors or angry colors; purples, greens, reds, yellows, and more were just everywhere. I also had some problems with the fact that her powers are mentioned in the beginning and then aren't really talked about until about two-thirds of the way through the book. The powers themselves don't seem to follow their own rules. Daisy can't have a TV or a cell phone because she tends to accidentally fry them, and even school fire alarms and clocks react, but she can use a regular phone?? Those someone nit-picky things kept pulling me out of a fairly decent, though sometimes inconsistent story.

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