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Perception: A Clarity Novel Hardcover – March 1, 2012
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"A fast-paced psy-chick mystery." —School Library Journal
"A smart, paranormal mystery ride." —Kirkus
Praise for Clarity
*"Harrington's well-developed characters and tight plot are simultaneously charming, realistically complex, and intriguing...Clare is a teen detective for the 21st century." — Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Filled with romance and mystery and twists and turns, this book is a thrill ride." — Romantic Times
"The suspense begins on the first page...Great for kids who love all things paranormal or who just appreciate a good whodunit." — School Library Journal
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Clare isn't used to her new-found "acceptance" among the students at school, but at least not everything has changed. The Queen Bee, so to speak, still hates her, and her minion still makes life for Clare hell. So it hasn't changed that much. But Clare can't forget that her ex-boyfriend cheated on her, especially since she saw it with her own vision. He keeps sending gifts "from a secret admirer", but she knows it is him. But what has really changed is Perry, Clare's brother. While Perry was once happy go lucky and carefree, he is now haunted by almost going to jail for that girl's murder as a result of his gift. He postponed college and barely leaves the house, but something is about to happen to their sleepy little town that will remind him all too much of the girl who was murdered.
When a girl goes missing, everyone in town assumes, as an 18 yr old child prodigy, she ran away. But her mother insists something happened to her. When her mother comes to Clare's family for psychic help, they can't get much to help her. But now Clare feels like she has to help this girl. When it becomes clear her gifts and flowers aren't from her ex-boyfriend or Gabriel, the interesting guy who helped her exonerate Perry in the previous murder, she is confused.Read more ›
The love triangle between Clare, Justin, and Gabriel is still a huge part of the story, even moreso than in Clarity, since the secret admirer plot line obviously places a lot of attention on Clare's love life. I still see why she's torn between the two of them and why the choice isn't obvious, but I am happy to report that she does make a decision by the end of the book, and that it makes sense.
Clare was still smart and sassy, although occasionally painfully oblivious. She suffers from severe tunnel vision in some instances and misses some pretty big clues, but overall she was still an enjoyable character. And after all, she's not really a trained detective, so it actually makes sense that she wasn't picking up on everything.
Justin and Gabriel didn't grow a whole lot from the first book. I still liked them both, but didn't gain a lot of new insight into either of them. Yes, we learn a couple new things, but my opinion on both of them remained pretty much unchanged. It would have been nice to peel back a few more layers. But since I liked them in Clarity, I still liked them here.
The character who changes the most is Clare's brother, Perry. The events of Clarity hit him the hardest, and it's sad to see what has become of his character. While on the one hand, he is no longer the flippant womanizer of the first book (which is a bonus, in my eyes), his new personality isn't much of an improvement. I still like him, in spite of his flaws, but he wasn't a "fun" character in this book (and he wasn't supposed to be).Read more ›
[Published first at Kristi-The Book Faery's Blog]
THE FAERYS VIEW
Clarity Fern, teenage psychic-well, kind of, more like retrocognitive psychotelemetry, meaning she touches an object and can feel past images and thoughts and somewhat new detective; both of which she's very good at. Clare see's her family's 'talent's' more as gifts; given to them to help others and not just for a 'feel good' moment or entertainment value for the tourists that bombard their town but for real detective work to find out what happened to missing loved ones.
When Clare becomes involved in a case of a missing senior who is considered a voluntary missing adult although Clare knows better; Clare herself finds she's being stalked, at first it was kind of exciting but as it continues it becomes majorly creepy. With 2 hot guys hot on her trail, Sierra's case and a freak for a stalker, Clare has more than enough to worry about this fall. Add in Perry's strange behavior of not leaving the house and Clare is has even more to worry about!
Since Clare was in the news as being the `psychic' that helped solve the case over the summer, suddenly most of the Barbie Brigade wants to be her friend, all of them that is except Tiffany-yes, THE Tiffany that hooked up with Clare's then boyfriend Jason in Clarity, the first book in the series.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My Step Mother, Little Sister, and yes even my Dad all love this book.Published 5 months ago by Casey Conroy
I think I still love Clarity best of the two books in this series, but I love ANY opportunity to read about Clare and her friends. Read morePublished 12 months ago by T. Banghart
Currently reading this book and so far, it's good! Loved the first one, Clarity!Published 13 months ago by Tina
Clarity has gotten even more famous after what happened during the summer, with all the murders and how she helped catch the killers. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Lili Lost in a Book
Your books are so amazing it makes me wanna cry at the end I totally suggest you guys make a movie of clarity and perception. Your my inspiration kim. Read morePublished on July 18, 2014 by despicable me lover
Reading Perception reminded me of how much I enjoyed Clarity. It was so great to be thrown back into Clare’s world in Eastport, MA. Read morePublished on June 11, 2014 by Danielle @ Overflowing Shelf
I found that "Perception" was at times equal to its predecessor, and at other times, better. Read morePublished on February 19, 2014 by crumbworks