Through Her Eyes

Through Her Eyes

by Jennifer Archer

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Overview

Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer

Every ghost has a story to tell . . .

The last thing Tansy Piper wanted was to move to the middle of nowhere in Cedar Canyon, Texas. Once there, her life takes a chilling turn when she finds a pocket watch, a journal of poetry, and a tiny crystal in the cellar of her new home.

The items belonged to Henry, a troubled teenager who lived in the house and died decades earlier. And Tansy, an amateur photographer, soon discovers that through the crystal and her photographs, she can become part of Henry's surreal black-and-white world.

But the more time Tansy spends in the past, the more her present world fades away. Can she escape Henry's dangerous reality before losing touch with her own life forever?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061834592
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/18/2012
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,021,897
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Archer moved twenty-three times before her eleventh birthday—and once more at the age of sixteen. She has lived in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Arizona, California, and Oklahoma. An avid reader no matter where she was, Jennifer has always felt at home in the pages of a good book. Today, Jennifer spends as much time writing books as she does reading them. She is also the author of through her eyes, as well as several novels for adults. The mother of two grown sons, Jennifer lives in Amarillo, Texas, with her husband and two dogs. 

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“Haunting and mysterious. Jennifer Archer delivers a supernatural read unlike any other! Spooky in the best way!”

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Through Her Eyes 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
This is one book that is totally different from the very start. Filled with a great love ghost story that is sort of twisted, it had me on the edge of my seat. Tansy has moved to a new town with new home that has secret. a secret that her Grandfather has been holding for many years. As Tansy finds clues in the house, she begins to unravel a secret that is pulling her in deeper and deeper into the past. Now this is the type of plot I love. A plot so good it pulls you in, literally. Tansy is a great character. I loved her spirit of adventure. As she found clues she let it take her in. It allowed the reader to read into the clues and see them as she does. Tansy doesn't hold back and if anything, she goes further than she has to. She helped her grandfather say what need to be said. I like the great mysterious of this book. With every page, the reader gets clues only to suck you in further. As the reader gets into the clues you find yourself super excited to learn to big secret. The way Ms. Archer wrote the buildup is great. It had me at the edge of the seat, biting my nails. Now the love interest is most definitely a unique one that I rarely see. This love interest involved a real person and a ghost. I though it was interesting the way Tansy fell for him but also feel for the other guy. It was like they were one and the same. I also like how well it connected both of them to find the clues and discovery what really happen. Through Her Eyes, is a great book that allows the reader to really see through her eyes. It was a super good, mysterious read that had you read each line faster and faster. Hauntingly beautiful, I know that once you pick up this book it would be one you would never forget.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tansy Piper is not happy about moving to Cedar Canyon, Texas. The small, podunk hometown of her grandfather does not suit her at all. But when her mother, an author of horror novels, decides to move there to help with the setting of her new book, Tansy has no choice but to go. Tansy has been carted around by her flighty mother for most of her life since her father and grandmother were killed in an automobile accident. Now, she and her grandfather are carted around from city to city, settling only long enough for her mother to finish writing, before being uprooted again. Lately Tansy's grandfather (Papa Dan) has grown distant, no longer speaks and seems to have slipped off into his own world. Moving to his hometown seems to have added to his troubles. When they move in to the old house where an old classmate of Papa Dan's once lived, Tansy notices some changes in her grandfather. The boy, Henry, was troubled and it is rumored that he committed suicide when he was younger. The house is supposedly haunted by his spirit, and though Tansy doesn't necessarily believe in ghosts upon her arrival, her mind is soon changed. She begins seeing old scenes play out whenever she lifts her camera to her eye. A mysterious nightengale seems to call to her every night, and there's something going on in the old cellar outside the house. Who (or what) does she see out there? As Tansy grows more and more involved with Henry's story, she finds herself losing her grip on her own life. Is she going crazy, or is Henry really trying to take her away? Jennifer Archer provides plenty of suspense throughout the book, and enough twists to keep the reader guessing. This is a different type of ghost story. It's more than just things going bump in the night. I liked that it was non-conventional. Her characters are well developed and though the set-up is one we've seen many times before (awkward teen girl, doesn't fit in, feels isolated) she handles it in a way that makes it feel fresh. The book wasn't as creepy as I'd hoped, but it is original. It will definitely have you thinking about it long after the final page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read this book yet, but i have read another book by this author: the shadow girl. That was an awesome book, and from the reviews, was set up very similar to this one. Im 13 years old and a total book nerd, and i think that jennifer archer is a great author, so this book should be good, and im ready recommending it to people about my age or older
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good book but i did not like the ending
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1 of the best books for gohst stories, breathe and crossroads r also really well writen good book
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JamieLynn1101 More than 1 year ago
i read this book and thought it to be "Exceptional". if your looking for a book to read to unravel a mystery and throw in a little romance on the way, this would be perfect for you! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book, im 13 and love to read. I really recomend it
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I cnt wait to read this book
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Povi Rosa-Chavez More than 1 year ago
This book was intersting but at times very slow. What i really like about it though is that you really understand tansy and all that she goes through throughout this paranormal adventure.
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Tawni More than 1 year ago
Through Her Eyes was a fantastically written story! The writing was easy and flowed and hooked me from page one. I loved the suspense and mystery weaved throughout. I was always on edge and couldn't stop reading to discover the next piece of the puzzle! Tansy Piper's mom, a famous horror author, moves their family (Tansy, her mom, and her Papa Dan) around often enough that Tansy has learned not to trust anyone and shields herself to any connections. Just when Tansy thought she's had the best friend ever, they up and move again. She struggles with leaving her friend behind, but her friend soon betrays her and Tansy realizes just why she shouldn't trust. I loved Tansy from the moment I met her. She had a quality about her that was real. Although she struggles with fitting in and getting along with the few kids in the tiny town of Cedar Canyon, Texas, she's seems to be content as long as she has the strange tokens from the past-a pocket watch, a poetry journal, and a crystal-that she found in the property's cellar. Tansy likes to take photographs and she discovers a 'world' behind the lens of her camera and soon finds her self thrust into the mind and past life of Henry, a troubled teen who resided at the same house Tansy just moved into. She becomes determined to work out the puzzle and clear the rumors about what has been said about Henry and his death. There was also a couple more characters that I absolutely loved. Bethyl Ann, for one, is a Shakespeare freak and a genius. Bethyl Ann is just as determined to figure out what really happened with Henry and help Tansy figure out what's going on with her. Then there is Tate. Tate is kind of a hot and cold case that just gets off on the wrong foot, but Tansy can't help but to feel attracted to him and beats herself up for it. The romance was light and at times I thought it was a bit weird. I was definitely a fan of the love interest in Tansy's real life, though! Overall, you MUST read Through Her Eyes! Its a great story of sadness, anger, happiness, suspense, and finding out the truth no matter what. Review based on ARC copy
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Nikkayme More than 1 year ago
Through Her Eyes starts off strong with the likable Tansy Piper, her slightly eccentric writer mom, and quiet, but sweet Papa Dan. Their move to a small town puts Tansy in the position of being the new girl at school, alone, and different from everyone. Anyone can relate to her feelings of being an outsider. I liked Tansy right away because she is who she is and makes no apologies for it. So she doesn't mind walking around with her camera, taking photos of everything, and wearing her Papa Dan's old hats. The first third of the book has a very creepy feel to it and I wish that had lingered as well throughout the entire novel. The poetry in the journal, along with the nightingale that only Tansy hears and her sudden trips into a black and white world, make this new town and this new house very eerie. The teens in the black and white world are all-engrossing, especially Henry, the boy whose house Tansy now resides in. Henry is a creep. His dark eyes and violent attitude are captivating, but terrifying at the same time. Tansy's draw to him is understandable. Once Tansy begins 'falling into' Henry's world, she starts to become less her and more the girl she falls into, Isabel. This is where the story should pick up, but it actually feels more like a lull - a bit too drawn out, but still enjoyable. Each trip to Henry's world brings Tansy's own a little more out of focus, to the point where she debates which one to stay in. On top of all this time slip stuff, are some wonderful characters. The secondary characters are a joy to know. There's the brainy, 13 year old wunderkind, Bethyl Ann 'Stinky' Pugh, the hot and cold Tate, Tansy's mother, both the Papa Dan of the present and the Daniel of the past, and characters like straight A-Allison, Rooster Boy, and beer for breakfast Shanna. They're all nicely placed and have purpose in the story. Through Her Eyes is a uniquely creepy ghost story with a time slip nature and some engrossing characters. Jennifer Archer brings both her characters and the plot full circle, and does so in one novel. No sequels, no continuations of the story. In a time when nearly all YA books become a series, I was delighted to read such a strong standalone.
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This book sounds WAY too scary for me! However if u r not easily scared this us a great read for u!!!