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Blindsided
     

Blindsided

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by Natalie Whipple
 

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An action-packed and hilarious sequel that will have you gasping, laughing, and wondering about the choices which make us grown-ups - 'normal' or not.

Three months after Fiona has escaped from her father's crime syndicate, all seems well in her tiny town of Madison, Arizona. She and Seth are happy together - apart from the teensy fact that Fiona is jealous

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An action-packed and hilarious sequel that will have you gasping, laughing, and wondering about the choices which make us grown-ups - 'normal' or not.

Three months after Fiona has escaped from her father's crime syndicate, all seems well in her tiny town of Madison, Arizona. She and Seth are happy together - apart from the teensy fact that Fiona is jealous that Seth can see through her invisibility - and her family and friends are safe.

But when the local syndicate and even the army show up, it's clear there's more going on in the town than she could have ever imagined. It seems like these huge powers are interested in the old Radiasure factory - could they be reproducing the infamous drug that caused mutations? - and everyone suspects Fiona of knowing more than she should.

As Fiona and her friends try to cover their tracks, they discover that they do have some dangerous knowledge. Though at first determined to stop anyone from remaking Radiasure, Fiona learns a secret that could change everything, including her invisibility. Torn between her own desires and the greater good, Fiona might be too blindsided to see the real villain coming.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781471402166
Publisher:
Bonnier Publishing Fiction
Publication date:
01/02/2014
Series:
A Transparent Book , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
13 - 15 Years

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As The Pack and I take our usual courtyard table at lunch, the warm air feels heavy with fear. The sun might be shining, but it may as well be gray and cloudy with how everyone acts. People don't chat and laugh, but instead look over their shoulders while they whisper conversations.

"This is weird," I say as I sit by Seth.

"It really is." Brady claims the seat opposite me, eyeing the crowd of students. "Have you noticed that with every day Juan's people stick around, everyone seems to sit closer and closer to us? Or is that just me?"

"Not just you, bro," Carlos says. "Pretty sure they think it'll be safer to be next to the gifted kids if a fight starts."

"Talk about tables turning." Bea slides in next to Brady, glancing at the other tables with annoyance. "Hate on us for years, label us as The Pack because our abilities are stronger, but when things go bad we're suddenly the coolest people around?"

"It's kind of suffocating," Seth admits. He's always been a loner, and even needs his space from me sometimes.

"At least my ears aren't killing me," Hector says through a mouthful of hamburger. "I might even be able to take out my plugs if people keep being so quiet."

"Well, as long as you're happy," Bea says. "So what if the town is crawling with thugs and no one knows why? Hector's ears don't hurt!"

Hector blinks a few times. "Sorry for finding a silver lining."

"That's one thin silver lining, dude," Carlos adds. "Especially when my Fiona could be in serious danger."

I groan. "If you keep talking like that I hope I do get kidnapped."

Carlos pouts. "Why are you so mean to me?"

"Because..." Seth grabs me by the waist. "She's taken."

"And it's fun," I add.

Seth laughs and kisses my cheek, to which Carlos makes a gagging sound as usual. I wish he'd stop, because I can't help being invisible. It probably wouldn't look half as weird if Seth wasn't

"kissing air." What I'd give to be visible in moments like this.

Meet the Author

Natalie Whipple, sadly, does not have any cool mutations like her characters. Unless you count the ability to watch anime and Korean dramas for hours on end. Or her uncanny knack for sushi consumption. She currently lives in Utah with her husband and three kids. Follow Natalie at betweenfactandfiction.blogspot.co.uk or on Twitter:@nataliewhipple
Natalie Whipple is the author of TRANSPARENT, BLINDSIDED (sequel to Transparent), HOUSE OF IVY & SORROW, and RELAX, I'M A NINJA. In addition to that, she is on the writing team for the cRPG 'TORMENT: TIDES OF NUMENERA' that will be out sometime in 2015.

She grew up in the Bay Area and relocated to Utah for high school, which was quite the culture shock for her anime-loving teen self. But the Rocky Mountains eventually won her over, and she stuck around to earn her degree in English linguistics at BYU, with a minor in editing. Natalie still lives in Utah with her husband and three kids, and keeps the local Asian market in business with all her attempts to cook Thai curry, pho, and bulgogi. Follow Natalie at betweenfactandfiction.blogspot.co.uk or on Twitter:@nataliewhipple

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Blindsided 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
SaraHerbalParenting More than 1 year ago
Natalie Whipple did a pretty good job with this sequel to Transparent.  I enjoyed this light, simple and fun read.
chelseyoettinger More than 1 year ago
Natalie Whipple and the gang from Transparent are back in this action packed sequel leaving me wanting more! I was SO excited when I heard Whipple was writing a sequel, and it did not disappoint. Although I enjoyed Transparent more, this was still an excellent read, and I was so sad to read that last page, as I don't think she's planning on adding anymore to this series. I absolutely loved Fiona's battle with her invisibility and the choices she has to make in this book. She grows and changes to become an even more confident main character, something I desperately needed to do when I was a teen. All in all, this was an awesome sequel to Transparent, and if you have any young teens in your life struggling with confidence or just looking for a fantastic read, Natalie Whipple is the pick for you. You really can't go wrong here! Amazing book! 
YALove More than 1 year ago
An AMAZING sequel to the fabulous Transparent!  I have a great fear of all sequels! what if they don't live up to the first I loved so much?  Not an issue with this book.  Blindsided is an amazing continuation of the story told in Transparent!  It is still such a fun, exciting read.  Natalie Whipple is such an amazing writer and this is a wonderful example.  I absolutely love (or hate) the characters in this book.   Sometimes when you start a sequel you think you know the characters enough that there will be no surprises, that is definitely the case!  Enjoy this read!
Booksalamode More than 1 year ago
well she has done it again.  This book was a little different than I thought it would be. Not in a bad way at all. I loved every bit of it.  Whipple's characters are very well developed I felt like I knew them personally . That made it harder to end the book. I'm happy she wrote Blindsided I personaly felt it ended the Duo quite well. I have no negative thoughts about this book.  I will defiantly re-read this Duo again!!