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Children's LiteratureFifteen-year-old Gracie has been plagued by visions for most of her life. However, when her only friend, Emily, is kidnapped, Gracie finds she is the only one who can help her. She must decipher her visions in an effort to rescue her friend. Unfortunately, her sleuthing leads to her own kidnapping. At the same time that she copes with the disappearance of Emily, Gracie also tries to come to terms with her mother's recent death and her new life with her aunt and cousin. Packed with twists and suspense, this book proves to be an interesting read. Unfortunately, it has a slow start before Gracie finally decides to search for Emily. However, once the book gets going, it is filled with unexpected turns. The reader becomes caught up in the action of tracking down clues and interpreting visions. The characters are well-developed and compelling. The reader truly cares what happens to Gracie and her friends. The subplot of dealing with parental death works seamlessly through the adventure eventually giving Gracie a point of reference with the kidnapper. Although the first person protagonist is a female, she is not a girly girl. Boys may be able to enjoy this adventure book as well. 2004, Scholastic, Ages 12 up.