Golden by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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When Lissy James moves from California to Oklahoma, she finds herself in the middle of a teenage nightmare: a social scene to rival a Hollywood movie. And if understanding the hierarchy of the Goldens vs. the Nons isn’t hard enough, Lissy’s ever growing Aura Vision is getting harder and harder to hide, and if she’s not careful, she’s going to become a Non faster than you can say “freak.”

But it’s becoming clear that Emory High has a few secrets of its own. Around the halls, the term “special powers” goes way beyond one’s ability to attract the opposite sex, and there may be something more evil than the A-crowd lurking in the classrooms. Lissy can see a lot more than the average girl, but she’s about to learn the hard way that things aren’t always as they appear and you can’t always judge a girl by her lip gloss.

About Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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A Native Oklahoman, Jennifer Lynn Barnes is a senior at Yale University. She wrote Golden at the age of 19, and her second novel, Tattoo, is due out in 2007. She lives and writes in New Haven, Connecticut.
Published July 25, 2006 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 247 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Business & Economics, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Although framed around the typical moving-to-a-new-neighborhood story and its related angst, this tale immediately bypasses predictability as protagonist Lissy James reveals her secret ability to see and interpret the color of people’s auras.

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German-born, free-spirited adventurer William Willis attempted the unimaginable all his life.In 1938, at 45, he single-handedly freed a prisoner from the legendary hellhole Devil's Island, escaping through pirhana-infested waters and leprosy-plagued jungles.

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On first reading, her prose is clear and unpretentious, but as you move on through her work, her words dissolve into a haunting poetry that is not soon forgotten."

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