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The coauthor of the 10th-Grade Social Climbers series, Mechling brings a lively awareness of girl-on-girl dynamics to this light mystery. There's also an extrasensory twist-the heroine, the haplessly named Claire Voyante, has visions, although she rarely knows what to make of them. On Claire's 15th birthday, her grandmother-a showgirl who married well-presents her with an old necklace, saying, "When I wore [it], all my dreams started to come true." Claire is so busy adjusting to her ultra-competitive new school, however, that neither the necklace nor the dreams she begins having make much impact on her. The story hinges on Claire's friendship with Becca Shutterworth, a fabulously rich new classmate; Becca's attractive older brother serves as Claire's heartthrob, and his devious girlfriend helps carry out a nefarious scheme targeting the Shutterworth family. While the mystery element is too obvious and readers may grow impatient for Claire's visions to affect the plot, the foundation is solid-the majority of Mechling's main characters seem both cheerfully idiosyncratic and recognizable, well-observed denizens of the Manhattan setting who deliver plenty of entertainment. Ages 12-up. (July)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.