Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Review: Out of Sight, Out of Mind by Marilyn Kaye

Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Gifted #1)
Author: Marilyn Kaye
Publisher: Kingfisher Books Ltd
Release Date: February 2nd 2009
Author Website
Available for Order: Amazon|Barnes and Noble
Source: Borrowed

Thirteen year old Queen-of-mean Amanda Beeson, wakes up one morning in the wrong body. She's become lonely, unfashionable Tracey Devon - one of Amanda's targets for bullying. Amanda discovers that Tracey, ignored at home and at school, has the ability to turn invisible. Amanda sets out to rescue her one-time victim from obscurity - as well as rescuing herself from Tracey's life!

My Take:

Ever wonder if you can see what the other person is seeing, well for Amanda that is no walk in park. She is gifted and with the gift she has know idea how to prevent all she knows is that when she feels sorry for people she sees what they see. It can highly annoying because Amanda never shows her vulnerable side, always showing off her new things and always picking on Tracey who takes all of it. But when Amanda by accident feels sorry for Tracey well the next day Amanda isn't Amanda anymore, she is Tracey. Amanda wants out but how do you come out of someone when you don't even understand the gift in the first place.

Everyday night she hopes to wake up as Amanda and every morning she is Tracey, so pretending to be someone who everyone picks on is kinda hard even when the taunts are coming from herself. Being picked on by yourself has to be tough what Amanda doesn't get is that any word can be hurtful. The one thing Amanda must do is try to figure out a way out and since she has control over Tracey body why not change Tracey. Living in a house with parents who all but forgotten Tracey is tough but when she volunteers to babysit she is finally getting Tracey some recognition in her house and at school.

What Amanda never realized was that the school had a special class set up for the gifted. It taught the kids to not use their gift in front of people and not to warn those when the person is in danger. Because if it ever got out that the kids have powers well any one person can try and manipulate the situation and try using those powers themselves. I really enjoyed this because it allowed a person who did the bullying to see her damage and also allowed Amanda to get to know Tracey even though she wasn't there she knew some part of Tracey knew what was happening. So with powers like these why not start a click or something right.

5/5 stars

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