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Out of Sight, Out of Mind by Marilyn Kaye
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Oct 10, 2009

it was amazing
Read in October, 2009

Set in the friction of eigth-grade, thriteen year old Amanda Beeson is the Queen of Mean at her middle school, and for a good reason! Amanda has, what some people may cal an obscure disorder, the ability to transport her mental body/emotions into another person's just by feeling a certain way for them. then one day Amanda sports "nerdy" Tracey Devon and while Amanda's friends pick on Tracey Amanda can't help but feel a tinge of pity for Tracey. Quickly amanda forces herslef to stop thinking about Tracey and to stop feeling sorry for this undeserving girl. However, it's too late and the next morning when Amanda wakes up, she doesn't wake up as Amanda Beeson-She wakes up in the body of poor Tracey Devon! Throughout the book It is described of Tracey's lifestyle at home-how her parents hardly know she's there and with the birth of Tracey's septuplet sister three years ago (the Devon Seven they're called) Tracey recieves even less attention. Amanda must act like Tracey so as not to raise suspicions. she must attend the classes Tracey attends and respond the way tracey would respond. one day following Tracey's schedule Amanda must attend an unfamiliar class with a teacher named madame. it is a special class where the seven students attending are supposed to be "gifted". There is Emily who has the ability to see the future and predict things, Jenna, the goth girl at school, who can read people's thoughts, Charles who, though wheelchair bound, can move things with his mind and emotion (telekenisis), Ken (the boy Amanda kissed once) who recieves messages from the deceased, Sarah, who could control the actions of other people, Carter, the boy who was always quiet but apparently suffered from amnesia, and apparently Tracey whose gift, Amanda figures out, is to turn invisible. Jenna figures out what goes on with Amanda and promises that she would not tell anyone about Amanda's "switch" if Amanda promies not to reveal Jenna's home condition (her father is gone and her mom gets drunk with friends and buys lottery tickets promising to win for the family). With a little hypnosis from an unsuspecting teacher's assistant, Serena, in a twisted hall of faith Amanda is able to reside in the body of her own self while Tracey is herself as well.
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Reading Progress

10/10/2009 page 23
10.36% "thrilling book so far. i like it because the characters are 8th graders also so you can really relate to them in more than one term."
10/10/2009 page 104
46.85% "this book just gets better and better."
10/11/2009 "i finally finished it!!!"

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Emily do you have the book? can i borrow it?

Jazzie Suknanan of course i'll bring it in for you :)

message 3: by Julie (new)

Julie don't you think that has spoilers in it?!

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