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Friday, September 24, 2010

Review: The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June (Benway)

Title: The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June
Author: Benway
Genre: Fiction, High School, Sisters, Paranormal

Pages: 279
Rating: 3 1/2 stars out of 5

April, May, and June Stephenson's lives have been turned upside down.  Their parents recently got divorced and the girls are starting at a new school in a new city.  Oh, and they just discovered they have magic powers.

April, the oldest, is a studious, rule-following junior.  She is a bit of a worrier who can now see into the future.  May, the middle child, is a sharp-tongued, quick-witted sophomore who can disappear...literally.  June is a freshman, looking to be the most popular girl on campus and invited to all the right parties.  Now she can read everyone's mind.  These new-found powers help the girls navigate the high school social scene.  When April sees a disaster in their future, the girls come together to see if they can save the day.

This was a light-hearted, quick read.  Alternating between each girl's perspective to tell the story, readers get a true sense of all the sisters and their personalities.  May, with her sharp wit and sarcastic tone, was definitely my favorite character, though I am probably more like April.  Anyone that has sisters, or very good girlfriends, will definitely relate to the relationships in this story.  Throw in a hint of romance for at least one sister and there is something for everyone here!

And it leaves me wondering...if you could have a magical ability, what would it be? Hmmm...

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