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From Publishers Weekly
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“Peter Dickinson is a national treasure.” —The Independent
“[A] master storyteller.” —School Library Journal
- ASIN : B00RWJPWGO
- Publisher : Open Road Media Teen & Tween; Reissue edition (February 24, 2015)
- Publication date : February 24, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 3501 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 152 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,024,970 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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There is enough trouble in David's life. His mother takes off from time to time, leaving David and his older brother and older sister to take care of themselves and their father. Their father is always involved in some scheme, mostly bad ideas he thinks will finally make him rich.
Now David is in high school, his father has a job that seems steady, and things seem to be going well. But then he starts picking up frenzied crazy thoughts from some source. These thoughts are so strong and so upsetting that he can't block them out except by careful concentration. With a little investigation, David finds out that these thoughts are coming from a man who works with his father. It becomes obvious to David that his father is involved in something really bad, maybe even criminal. Will he be able to use the gift to help his father, or is his grandmother right that it brings nothing but trouble?
I liked the close relationship David and his siblings had with their grandparents and with each other. I also liked the descriptions of the pictures David got in his mind, especially the ones that came from Wolf.
David's descriptions of his school and his project with Sonia were so passionless, though, that I had a hard time even remembering the details of what was going on.