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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Finders Keepers - Marilyn Kaye (Juvenile)



Released April 2010

www.giftedseries.com

Reviewed by Tracy Farnsworth

The fourth entry into Marilyn Kaye's Gifted series shares a view into Ken Preston's life. If you've missed any of the previous books, they do work as stand alone novels. However, I've been reading them from the start and can't imagine not wanting to get to know all of the students' powers.

Ken Preston is one of the Gifted. His ability to converse with the dead drives him crazy, but, at the same time, also intrigues him because he has the power to help those who have passed on resolve their unfinished business.

When he finds a mysterious invite to a seance, Ken is baffled as to who left it in his locker, but equally intrigued. He goes to the event not knowing that he may be putting himself in danger.

Meanwhile, his past is revealed, including how he gained his power. Because of his past, his former best friend's girlfriend is determined to make Ken her own and she'll do whatever it takes to get him to agree.

I really do like these books. They're perfect for the middle school and early high school reader who enjoys a dose of paranormal. The characters deal with some issues kids today face and, of course, a few extras because of their special powers.

The ending of Finders Keepers reveals a secret that surprised me and now I can't wait to see how that plays out in the next story!

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