Thursday, December 15, 2011
Farsighted by Emlyn Chand - 4/5 Star Review
Description from Amazon.com
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 to complicate matters even more, he's blind. Just when he thinks he'll never have a shot at a normal life, a new girl from India moves into town. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Yes, sophomore year might not be so bad after all.
Unfortunately, Alex is in store for another new arrival--an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to "see" the future. Try as he may, Alex is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they begin to suggest that Simmi is in danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and new friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex must embark on a journey to change his future.
Farsighted was very different than any other YA paranormal novel I have ever read. The characters, especially Alex, were really well developed. You could almost swear some of these teens actually attended your high school, and Alex’s gift seemed so natural, I sometimes forgot this was supposed to be a paranormal story. There was plenty of action and suspense, and a romance that was not overdone. Farsighted was everything I hoped it would be with one exception; I wish it had been longer.