Monday, February 18, 2013


By Emlyn Chand

 Alex Kosmitoras’s life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead broke and insanely overprotective, and…oh yeah, he’s blind. Just when he thinks he’ll never have a shot at a normal life, an enticing new girl comes to their small Midwest town all the way from India. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Sophmore year might not be so bad after all.

Alex is in store for another new arrival—an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to “see” the future. Try as he may, he is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they suggest Simmi is in mortal danger.

With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex embarks on his journey to change the future.

So I think that I’m not the only person who’s ever wondered what it would be like to be blind, so of course this book appealed to me when I found out it was about a blind kid who could ‘see’ the future. Intriguing no? Alex is a frustrating character at times, but in the good way, as in he acts like a total idiot and as you read you want to shake him and tell him how…ahem…blind he is. (no pun I swear!) While Alex is trying to master his newfound psychic talent, and finding out that there are others like him, there is the romance budding underneath everything. Alex is crushing on Simmi, who smells like an almond joy (I’d be in love with that smell too!) but there is another girl who might be way better for him…and not to mention a potential murderer after them all.

I give it a 3 out of 5- it was average, entertaining, but not anything fantastic.

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