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Sight Hardcover – October 23, 2007

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Smooth, compelling writing lifts this mixture of suspense and melodrama a shade above pulp. Sixteen-year-old Dylan has a terrible psychic gift: she can see the last moments of murdered children’s lives. The sight doesn’t come to her until it’s too late to rescue the victims, and she has never shared her creepy “talent” with any of her friends. Then a new girl appears on the scene, just as a dangerous individual known as the Drifter comes back to the neighborhood. Vrettos creates a credible setting for Dylan: her close-knit mountain community includes former hippies and present-day ranchers, along with unwanted “flat landers” who want to remake the place to suit their suburban tastes. The finale reveals more secrets than any 250-page book should ever hold, but the teen characters are well drawn, and the plotting is watertight. Just right for readers looking for a quick, satisfying thrill. Grades 8-10. --Francisca Goldsmith

About the Author

Adrienne Maria Vrettos grew up on a mountain in southern California, where she rode dirt bikes and made a mean double-mud pie. Her first novel, Skin, was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, and a New York Public Library Top 100 Books for Reading and Sharing selection. Her second novel, Sight, was an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. She is also the author of The Exile of Gigi Lane and Burnout. Adrienne lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York, and you can visit her online at AdrienneMariaVrettos.com.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 770L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (October 23, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416906576
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416906575
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,298,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I raced through this book last week and now can't it out of my head. The story had me on the edge of my seat. But as thrilling (to me) were the characters, who were real in a way that seems totally original. The intensity of the kids' friendships, the humor and history they share, their individual quirks and circumstances, were all woven together in way that is just like life, only better. I also loved the atmosphere -- a great combination of dark and light -- and the mountain community where the story takes place. You really felt its history and complexity and why the characters feel so connected to it. In fact I would totally want to move there (except for the scary parts). This is really a wonderful book that can be enjoyed on many levels.
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Format: Paperback
Sight was and OK book. The author, Adrienne Maria Vrettos, used lots of description. She would explain very little details that did not have that much to do with the story. Her vocabulary was not extremely tough. Most 13-15 year old's would be able to understand what she is saying. Sight is a mystery/ thriller that is about a girl named Dylan. Dylan has visions about murders after they happen. She gives the police information on them but her vision does not show her who the killer is. I would recommend this book for teenager whose into murder mystery. I don't think adults would like a book like this because its not as complicated as most mystery's. I liked this book because of its mysteriousness with the characters. A girl named Cate was taking Dylan's stuff. All of that stuff had information about the murders like articles. I did not like how the book went a long time without something major happening. Towards the middle of the book, there were no murders. Just mainly Dylan talking to her friends about the murders. The story did become interesting when Dylan had more visions.
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Format: Paperback
A clever written novel.
Sixteen-year-old Dylan has a terrible psychic gift: she can see the last moments of murdered children's lives. It comes too late to rescue the victims. She doesn't share it with anyone. A new girl arrives at the same time as a person aka 'the Drifter'comes back to the small snow capped town.
The new girl is all over her and eventually elicits the secret out of Dylan ... old friends are a little annoyed at her intrusion and Dylan's quietness. Then another child is killed ......
It's an exciting fast paced read. Goes out a bit and some find it quite scary.
:)
Eileen
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Format: Paperback
This book was definitely not what I was expecting. The cover was the reason I bought the book in the first place. It has a cool picture of an eye, that is a very cool color, and its white. I'm sure you see the picture some where on this review. So that is the reason I bought it, I didn't read the synopsis or even have it recommended by a friend, which was probably a good thing. It wasn't a bad book at all, hence the B- rating, it was just very different.

This story involves a girl, Dylan, who is fifteen and psychic. She has visions of young children being kidnapped, hurt by people and then left to die in some remote place. The visions are haunting and they come at her at the most random times. Her first vision was when she was five, and they haven't gotten better since. Her mom is the only one that knows of her "problem". Her father left her and her mother after he found out she was psychic, he didn't want to deal with it, and that hurt Dylan.

When Cate arrives in her small town, Dylan and her become friends quickly. And Dylan tells Cate her dark secret. Cate is automatically intrigued and wants to learn more, but Dylan is less enthusiastic about it and wishes she had never told Cate. Her relationships with her other friends is falling and she doesn't know who to turn to when she needs help the most.

Dylan may not have been able to save the kids she has had visions about over the last ten years, but this time, when it happens to her best friends little sister, she is determined to find a way to save her.

This is a pretty scary book, mostly because child abductions and kidnapping happen ever day without anyone knowing, and they are usually done by those who you would never suspect. This is an interesting book, and a fairly quick read.
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