A book about life, loss, and the secrets families keep, reminiscent of Sharon Creechs Walk Two Moons, by National Book Award nominee Lisa Graff.CJ lives and travels with her Aunt Nic, a famous psychic medium who tours the country communicating with her audiences deceased loved ones at sold-out theaters. Together, they give people closure and forgiveness, and pass important messages on from the Spirit world. While CJ doesnt have her aunts same ability to talk to the dead, she enjoys playing a crucial role in connecting others with their dearly departed. After all, she knows firsthand what its like to lose someone she lovesthe only way she can talk to her mom, who died hours after CJ was born, is through Aunt Nic.But when a magician bent on proving that Aunt Nic is a fraud shows up at their shows, CJ learns an impossible truththat her mother is actually still very much alive. Now CJ no longer knows who to trust. As she learns more unsettling family secrets, CJ must grapple with the lies ...
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|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
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Maggie Stiefvater meets Lindsay Eagar. I adored the friendship between twelve-year-old CJ and sixteen-year-old Jax. A perfect encapsulation of the moment when a child begins to question her (or his) faith—existentially, and in the adults around them.
Happy Birthday, CJ. I’m so glad you shared the story of how everything you thought you knew unraveled, starting on your birthday. At first I was impressed by your unusual savvy for handling the business end of your aunt’s shows. What just-turning-12-year-old can navigate cross country with nothing but an atlas? For that matter, how many 12 year olds still know what an atlas is? But your complete disregard for learning other, shall we say more traditional subjects disappointed me. I’m with Jax on ...more
CJ loves her unique life. She lives in a tour bus and travels the United States with her Aunt Nic’s psychic medium show. When CJ gets lonely for her mother who died shortly after she was born, she can talk to her through Aunt Nic. When Aunt Nic warns CJ she will no longer be able to communicate with her mother, CJ goes searching for a tether--something to tie her mother’s soul to the earth. CJ heads out on a road trip that digs deeper into her family’s past. However, the secrets CJ uncovers leav ...more
Fab characters! Fab story! Fab read!