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Now You See Me ... by Jane B. Mason
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Jul 12, 2011

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Read from July 10 to 11, 2011

Now You See Me by Jane B. Mason and Sarah Hines Stephens is a book in the Poison Apple series, which is a paranormal version of the series Candy Apple.

I was really excited to see that libraries around me.
Lena and Abby are best friends and are thrift store junkies. Both agree that they can’t use Ebay to find things they really want. They can only find them in thrift stores. Lena loves photography and has been trying to find an Impulse, an old, Polaroid camera. She finally finds one, but the shopkeeper does not want to let her buy it.

Eventually, Lena gets to buy it and is constantly taking pictures. In one of her pictures, a tower appears in a picture, but Lena is pretty sure a tower is not supposed to be there. The more she takes pictures the more Lena and Abby freak out. There is a boy that appears some pictures. Lena believes the boy wants her to do something, but what? Lena is driving Abby crazy, but Lena knows she needs to help him. Will she ever find out what he needs or will it drive her to a breaking point.

I didn’t like this one as much as I thought I would. There’s one thing I thought was really clever. The title is a version of half the phrase, “Now you see it, now you don’t”. I don’t know if readers make the connection, but later in the book, it says, “Now you don’t”. I absolutely loved that subtlety. I thought some of the clues and connections were somewhat awkward.

However, I do believe kids that love paranormal books and are too young to read young adult paranormal books will enjoy this book. I am currently reading another Poison Apple book, This Totally Bites! I’m really enjoying it so far, so I definitely think this is a series to check out.

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