True TalentsTalents (Volume 2)
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On Sale: 03/06/2007
ISBN: 9781429950251320 Pages, Ages 12-15
It's been over a year since fourteen-year-old Eddie "Trash" Thalmeyer and his friends from Edgeview Alternative School found out about their special hidden talents. Trash can move things with his mind, Torchie is a fire-starter, Cheater reads minds, Lucky finds lost objects, Flinch can predict the future, and Martin can see into people's souls. Now back home with their families, all the boys want to do is get back to their normal lives, start attending high school, and keep in touch with their friends from Edgeview.
When Trash tests his power in a bank and accidentally steals a fistful of cash, he is kidnapped by the ruthless leader of a shadowy company whose purpose is to gather information about psychic phenomena—and who is willing to do anything to get it…. Torchie, Cheater, Lucky, Flinch, and Martin join forces to rescue their friend using their hidden talents, and discover their true talents in the process.
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Praise for True Talents
“Hidden Talents is becoming--and deserves to be--a classic of YA literature. It's one of the best, no matter what age you are.” —Orson Scott Card, best-selling author of Ender's Game, on Hidden Talents
“Lubar's first novel is wondrously surprising, playful, and heartwarming. A promising new author.” —VOYA (5Q 4P) on Hidden Talents
“A good bet for readers who like offbeat fiction. The dialogue is right on target with plenty of humor.” —Booklist on Hidden Talents
“Lubar serves up great fun, along with an insight or two for those whose powers are only too human.” —Publishers Weekly on Hidden Talents-