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Premonitions (Premonitions Series #1)

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful!

I just started reading this book and I can't put it down!!! I stayed up all night reading it! It is a must have! I can't wait to finish it to see what happens in the second installment of Gracie's advaentures.

posted by Anonymous on April 25, 2008

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Premonitions

Gracie has visions, or premonitions that she never asked for, they just come to her. She doesn't like them at all, but they've become part of her life, and she can't stop them. When her best friend turns up missing, Gracie realizes that the premonitions she loathes are ...
Gracie has visions, or premonitions that she never asked for, they just come to her. She doesn't like them at all, but they've become part of her life, and she can't stop them. When her best friend turns up missing, Gracie realizes that the premonitions she loathes are her only hope of finding her friend. I liked this book, but it was too easy to predict what would happen next.

After Gracie's mother dies, she goes to live with her aunt and cousin. Eventually, her best and only friend disappears and the police have no lead. Gracie decides to investigate on her own. Her premonitions give her clues, but sometimes, she misinterprets them and gets in trouble. Then she gets kidnapped by the same person that kidnapped her friend. Not only does she have to save the other kids that have been abducted, she must now save herself.
The plot of this book is kind of predictable, and the characters are obviously fictitious and unrealistic. The present tense form of writing is difficult to follow. It can become confusing and hard to comprehend.
All in all, this book was too predictable and not very thrilling. It was easy to guess what was going to happen, but hard to understand, because of the present tense writing.

posted by Raven21 on May 11, 2009

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  • Posted May 11, 2009

    Premonitions

    Gracie has visions, or premonitions that she never asked for, they just come to her. She doesn't like them at all, but they've become part of her life, and she can't stop them. When her best friend turns up missing, Gracie realizes that the premonitions she loathes are her only hope of finding her friend. I liked this book, but it was too easy to predict what would happen next.

    After Gracie's mother dies, she goes to live with her aunt and cousin. Eventually, her best and only friend disappears and the police have no lead. Gracie decides to investigate on her own. Her premonitions give her clues, but sometimes, she misinterprets them and gets in trouble. Then she gets kidnapped by the same person that kidnapped her friend. Not only does she have to save the other kids that have been abducted, she must now save herself.
    The plot of this book is kind of predictable, and the characters are obviously fictitious and unrealistic. The present tense form of writing is difficult to follow. It can become confusing and hard to comprehend.
    All in all, this book was too predictable and not very thrilling. It was easy to guess what was going to happen, but hard to understand, because of the present tense writing.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2008

    Premonitions

    It was okay. I for one didn't really think it was that suspensful, but almost predictable. I do admit that it shows reality, but poorly presents the conversations and setting. You recieved what Gracie got, only the premontition.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2006

    Premonitions

    The name of the book I read was Premonitions, and is written by Jude Watson. This book is about a girl named Gracie who goes through many confusing obstacles. The starting point was when her friend Emily disappears. She had to find Emily before something horrible happened to her, but Gracie wasn¿t a normal teenager. She has visions of the past and the future. She can see something happening before it really occurs. She used to ignore them but now she has to take advantage of the sights and try to find he friend, each clue is barely enough but when she puts the pieces together it all come together. With the work of her brother and the help of her mother they have to fight till the very end and catch the kidnapper before he strikes again on another person! This book was an exciting book because it kept giving me clues but not giving away the kidnapper. It had many turns and interesting parts. One thing that really interested me was the small conflicts here and there. It looked like a real scenario and a scary one. There were many conflicts that added up to the main conflict, that is what kept me going. In this book, there were no cartoons or unrealistic scenes. It was about people who had everyday lives. The author did a good job describing the characters. She never left a part out about any character. One satisfying point in was the end. Everything went back to normal and it was a happy ending that the teenagers would never forget. Friends were brought back together and special bonds were created between the characters. That is what I liked the most. In Premonitions, Gracie gives her ideas and her point of view from her side. She tells the readers the story of how everything happens. I thought this suited the book well because the readers would understand what she had been through and how her feelings really were. Also, the author used some hard words that even made it more interesting. Even though there were some hard words, you could understand every word by reading the whole sentence. I liked the way the author wrote the book because she kept us hanging. We would be thinking one way, while the author pulled us another way. There were only two things that I didn¿t like about the author¿s writing style. One was the way she didn¿t really describe the scenes too much. I couldn¿t picture many parts of the book in my head. I felt like there were some black holes in my mind. Second, I didn¿t like the dialogues because it wasn¿t written that well. She should have made the dialogues longer and understandable. For example, one part of the book I didn¿t understand was when Gracie and her mom were talking. I felt like I didn¿t know which one was talking and which was not. It was hard to follow along and understand what the characters were saying. Overall, the book was a good-based book and would be placed in my okay section. I rate this book a six out of ten because there were some parts in the book where the passages didn¿t really catch me. I sometimes thought that Jude Watson could be a little more descriptive and could write her dialogues a little better. During the time period I read, I had the feeling to put this book down, but I still read on because some parts interested me. I would recommend this book to people who like mysteries. This book is mainly for teenagers, but can be suitable for all ages. I think everyone should read this book in his or her free time. They could really understand most the parts and get the jist of the book. In conclusion, this book was a book that should be read in your spare time. It is an enlightening book that has twists every now and then. You should pick this book up today and start reading it. It really opened up my mind of imagination.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2004

    It's like you are just attracted to it!

    You can't stop turning pages! I was a little disapointed by the ending but satisfied enough to read it again!

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    Posted December 26, 2008

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