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Gifted: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Gifted: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Out of Sight, Out of Mind


Marilyn Kaye



Gifted: Out of Sight, Out of Mind by Marilyn Kaye

Queen of Mean Amanda Beeson, 13, gets the shock of her life when she wakes up one morning to find herself in the body of one of her victims, Tracey Devon. Amanda discovers that Tracey, ignored at home and school, has the ability to become invisible. When Amanda finds herself in a special class that Tracey usually attends, it becomes clear that at Meadowbrook Middle School the definition of "gifted" has a whole other meaning. Can Amanda rescue her one-time target from obscurity and get her own life back on track? In order to do so, she will have to reveal her own startling gift and take her rightful place among Meadowbrook's very secret clique.

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Gifted: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
First Chapter Excerpt
THERE WERE 342 STUDENTS at Meadowbrook Middle School and three lunch periods each day. This meant that during any one lunch period there could be no more than 114 students in the cafeteria...

Praise for Gifted: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

“Kaye draws her readers in from the get-go, satisfying them in each book, but leaving them wanting more. Strong female characters take the lead in each title, but the author also brings in perspectives of the other "gifted" students throughout. Both selections are fast paced and entangling, giving them wide appeal, particularly for reluctant readers.” —School Library Journal

“Kaye (Penelope) uses her trademark mix of clever plotting and edgy humor to skewer the middle-grade mafia. No one is safe. . . . [T]he author's wit keeps readers turning these pages. ” —Shelf Awareness

“Bodysnatching and loss of control are great metaphors for adolescent life changes, and Kaye ably explores these changes of identity. . . .” —Booklist

“This book is a great recommendation to readers who want a new type of supernatural reader.” —Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries

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Marilyn Kaye

Marilyn Kaye is a former associate professor of library sciences and the best-selling author of numerous books and series, including Replica. Her book, Penelope, was recently made into a feature film starring Christina Ricci.

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