Gift by Andrea J. Buchanan

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Daisy has an electrifying secret that could save her life—or kill her
High school sophomore Daisy Jones is just trying to get by unnoticed. It doesn’t help that she’s the new girl at school, lives in a trailer park, and doesn’t even own a cell phone. But there’s a good reason for all that: Daisy has a secret, unpredictable power—one only her best friend, Danielle, knows about.  Despite her “gift” (or is it a curse?), Daisy’s doing a good job of fitting in, and a gorgeous senior named Kevin even seems interested in her! But when Daisy tries to help Vivi, a mysterious classmate in a crisis, she soon discovers that her new friend has a secret of her own. Now Daisy and her friends must deal with chilling dreams and messages from the beyond. Can Daisy channel the power she’s always tried to hide, before it’s too late? Extra features include:•   A short graphic novel telling Vivi’s story•   Danielle’s journal, revealing her deepest thoughts •   Lyrics and video links for Kevin's music (songs composed by Fredrik Larsson, otherwise known as YouTube sensation FreddeGredde)

About Andrea J. Buchanan

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Andrea J. Buchanan is a New York Times bestselling author whose latest book is the multimedia young adult novel Gift, published by Open Road Integrated Media. Her other work includes the internationally bestselling The Daring Book for Girls and seven other books. Before becoming a writer, Andi trained as a pianist, earning a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from the Boston Conservatory of Music and a master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory. Her last recital was at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. She lives with her family in Philadelphia.   Visit her at and
Published March 27, 2012 by Open Road Media Teen & Tween. 326 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Vivi’s story is told in a brief graphic-novel format in realistic watercolor illustrations, and Danielle presents her point of view as pages from her diary.

Apr 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Gift


But it's not your average paranormal story for another reason: interwoven within the story of Daisy's gift is another story, one from the past, which she thinks is only a nightmare.

Jul 07 2012 | Read Full Review of Gift

Gr 5–9—For years, Daisy has been struggling to control her ability to tap into the electricity and energy around her. Through yoga breathing and meditation practice, she no longer zaps every gadget in her vicinity, but she finds it frustrating not being able to use a cell phone or computer. Her n...

Jun 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Gift

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