Friday, February 20, 2015

Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst - ESSENTIAL

Durst, Sarah Beth Chasing Power, 366 p. Bloomsbury, 2015.  $18.  Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (danger and mild violence). 

Kayla has always had telekinesis.  She keep sit very quiet, because her mother doesn’t want her to use her powers, so Kayla has become a master at moving small things in delicate ways.  But she uses her power to amuse herself by stealing.  One day a boy catches her in the act.  Blackmailing her, he makes her help him retrieve a ransom meant to save his mother from kidnappers.  But both teens are wrong about what set these events in motion.  Kayla’s past and her understanding of it are about to be shaken forever.  Her life and her mother’s life are going to be in danger.  And people from her past whom she thought were gone and very much, very dangerously, alive.
Durst writes such great books.  You might think you know what is about to happen, but you’re just kidding yourself.  This offering is more accessible than Her last, Conjured, but no less interesting.  
MS, HS – ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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