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Magan: Clarity by Kim Harrington

clarity by kim harrington, young adult (YA) books about psychic families, Young adult books about murdersClarity by Kim Harrington

Released: March 1, 2011
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 242
Target Audience: Young Adult
Why I picked it up: …the pretty cover…
Format: Hardcover borrowed from the library
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Clarity becomes a key investigator for a murder in which her brother is the prime suspect; she has to use her psychic abilities to gather leads for the police department.

 

Clarity is Kim Harrington’s debut novel. Kim breaks into the awesome Young Adult world with a funny, sarcastic, heart-broken main character, Clarity, who comes from a family of psychics. Just by touching a something, Clare can see visions from the past. When a scandalous murder happens in her touristy hometown, she is recruited to help solve the murder. She works alongside her ex-boyfriend, Justin, that cheated on her, and a new-to-town hottie, Gabriel, that has a major problem with psychics.

Harrington has a really good grasp on what a sixteen-year-old would act like, feel, and think. I was humored by Clare’s running dialogue in her head about how she was so confused by Gabriel, how much she didn’t trust Justin, and how difficult it was for her to choose the right clothes.  Clare had a huge secret to hide because her brother, Perry, was involved with the girl who was murdered. She wanted to make sure he didn’t get in trouble for a crime he didn’t commit so she frantically tries to find ways to use her psychic ability for clues.

Once I really got into the storyline of them finding the killer, I could.not.put.this.book.down.  I tried to figure the plot out by all the clues we were given in the book, but Harrington did a great job of not making things too obvious. In the end, I was still really surprised by what happened. I love when I can’t figure out every detail!

I’m super excited for the companion novel coming out next March, Perception.  It’s already on my to-read list.

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