Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

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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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 229 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 20.32mm | 272.15g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753462834
  • 9780753462836
  • 352,318

About 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.show more

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School Library JournalKaye 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. Shelf AwarenessKaye ("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. BooklistBodysnatching and loss of control are great metaphors for adolescent life changes, and Kaye ably explores these changes of identity. . . . Southwest Ohio and Neighboring LibrariesThis book is a great recommendation to readers who want a new type of supernatural reader. 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. 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. Bodysnatching and loss of control are great metaphors for adolescent life changes, and Kaye ably explores these changes of identity. . . . This book is a great recommendation to readers who want a new type of supernatural reader. "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 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""show more

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Does anyone remember the REPLICA series by Marilyn Kaye? It was quite popular with my middle school students about 10 years ago. (Geez, that's probably before most of you younger bloggers even knew how to read.) Anyway, Marilyn Kaye has a new series, and I'm predicting it will be just as popular with my students. OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND is book #1 in this new series. Once again there is something special about a group of young people. This time there are nine teens that are "gifted". These "gifts" include things like being invisible, reading minds, and seeing future events before they happen. A girl named Amanda stumbles across this unique collection of individuals when she discovers a "gift" of her own. Usually, Amanda is known as one of the mean girls around school. She struts around like a queen bee and verbally harasses her classmates. What people don't know is that her behavior is a cover-up. She learns as a little girl that if she feels sorry for someone, she becomes that person. She sort of inhabits their body so that she feels their pain, both mental and physical. This time she accidentally feels sorry for geeky Tracey, and the next thing she knows she is waking up in Tracey's bed in Tracey's body. It's all confusing for Amanda/Tracey until she finds herself in one of Tracey's classes. It is a special class Amanda never knew existed. After several days living as Tracey and attending this class, she is beginning to understand that the small group of students has powers they call "gifts", and they may be more important than she ever realized. Book #2 is titled BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, and book #3, HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW came out in October. These books are fast-paced and simply written, but just like Kaye's earlier series, they are addictive. I'm starting book #2 and will most definitely purchase any others that follow.show more
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