- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Candlewick; Reprint edition (September 13, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0763690961
- ISBN-13: 978-0763690960
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 7.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins? Paperback – September 13, 2016
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Readers not yet ready for teen thrillers should warm to this unlikely band of new friends who solve this easy-to-read "scientific" mystery with no adult intervention.
The mix of kids from different backgrounds and social groups makes for an interesting look at the challenges of crossing cultural and social barriers. A light, fun read that is sure to be popular among fans of Kessler’s other works including the “Emily Windsnap” and “Philippa Fisher” series.
—School Library Journal
The suggestion of supernatural or magical elements intrigues.
Kessler combines elements of adventure, mystery, and fantasy, incorporating themes of friendship into a fun middle grade novel. Teachers will find it to be an engaging read-aloud.
—School Library Connection
Anyone who ever dreamed of being more than ordinary will love this slightly super story.
About the Author
Liz Kessler is the author of the best-selling Emily Windsnap series, the Philippa Fisher series, the novels North of Nowhere and A Year Without Autumn, and a series of early readers about Poppy the Pirate Dog. Liz Kessler lives in England.
Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features:
Showing 1-8 of 13 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
My one small complaint about the book was that it seemed rushed towards the end.
I really hope that there is a second book it would make a great series.
From there on out it's a mystery to figure out how this necklace could have this power and were there anymore magic crystals out there. Turns out there were more crystals and a few more kids were found to be developing these "superpowers." In fact there was a bigger mystery surrounding all of this and this group of "slightly superheroes" decide to take things into their own hands and figure out what's going on and why someone is trying to steal information and research that explains how these kids developed their abilities. But it won't be easy.
There are so many things to love about this book, especially since Liz is the same amazing author that wrote the Emily Windsnap series. The main character is 13 but this reads perfect for a younger audience. I was concerned at first that it may contain content issues but that concern was quickly erased. A perfectly blended story of friendship and mystery with a diverse group of characters. No capes or fancy costumes for this group of "slightly superheroes" but a large amount of curiosity, intelligence and bravery. Readers of previous Liz Kessler books will not be disappointed.
I am hoping this turns into a new series, there is so much more that could be done with these characters and with the ending it would be perfect to continue following stories of these kids. 4 out of 5 stars (only because I didn't want the book to end with just this one adventure) and great for readers 8 and up.
While reading this book, there were times that I needed to remind myself that this is a book that is geared towards younger children. Even though Jessica Jenkins is in 8th grade, I do not particularly think this age group will enjoy reading this book as much as younger children will. What young reader hasn’t wanted super powers or thought about if they could have any superpower, what it would be.
For me the beginning of the story ran a bit slow and then I felt there was a lot of action in the end, which felt a bit rushed. But again, that is my thoughts as an older reader; I think the slow pace might be good for children when reading a new story.
I thought that all of the main characters were very relatable for children, who were going through normal problems, well other than their superpowers ;). Each character had a different personality and so different children can grasp upon on they relate to the most.
I would love to see this book made into a series, there is so much that can happen and I do not think the story is done with this group of children!