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Farsighted by Emlyn Chand
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May 22, 2012

liked it
bookshelves: ya, ya-fantasy-sci-fi
Recommended to Lynne by: found it on a free books for Kindle website
Recommended for: teens up to 15 or so
Read from May 08 to 14, 2012 , read count: 1

Interesting premise, uneven execution. As the mother of four sons, I found that Chand has a little trouble writing with a male voice, and the emergence of more than one "special ability" for Alex through the course of the book was just a little too convenient.

However, her portrayal of blindness is believable on some levels. I used to read for blind students and had many blind friends as a university student, so I have some idea of what it's like to be sightless. Everyone I knew experienced it differently, so Alex's challenges ring true for the most part. The story is well-paced. Despite my three-star rating, I care enough about these characters and their stories to look forward to the rest of the series, and would recommend it to my students as well.
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