by David Saperstein and James J. Rush
copyright October 2o09
I just finished this book. I haven't seen any reviews on it yet. I enjoyed the book.
It takes place in a small town setting. Katie Williams, age 12, has this gift handed down through generations. Because folks would not understand it the family try to keep it a secret. However the gift is getting stronger and her parents can not hide it from her anymore. Needing to tell her about the things happening to her the Mom shares the story about her family's gift. After the story is shared Katie begins to realize this is not just an ordinary gift.
As in many families today, there is a lost member. Katie discovers he is there in the town. Her determination to reunited the family takes her on an adventure. You will meet a lot of characters in this book. The story line evolves nicely and surprises you at ever turn. When you think you have it figured out, the next turn will make you rethink it.
I would say this is a good read for reading ages 5th grade to adults.