I wanted to read this book all summer waiting eagerly for it to show up with B&N order that I had mistakenly agreed to have shipped altogether. Usually not a big deal, but one of the books in the order was not released until the end of august. So waited I did, almost purchasing it several times, having this feeling that this book would be a great one.
When it finally arrived, I started to read it right away. We stayed home that afternoon and as the kids played around me, I was completely engrossed in the world of Addison Coleman. This book is engrossing, fresh, and creative. Because I read a lot of sci fi, I also get weary f all of the same trends happening n books. As I eagerly told Brandon though, “This book is totally original for me.” The author builds a new world that isn’t that far from our own and leaves you wondering what if it really did exists. Add in a great story that is a page turner every chapter and a sympathetic main character who you really root for and you have one of my favorite books of 2013.
I simply cannot wait to read the sequel! And then have every student in my room read it as well. So bottom-line: Some love, but nothing too graphic, some more mature happenings, but not too crazy for 5th graders.
Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.
In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without.