Now You See It . . . by Vivian Vande Velde

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Wendy isn't as blind as a bat--there are bats that can see better than she can. Which is why, when her new glasses break, she's all too happy to wear the dorky pair of sunglasses she finds on the lawn. They seem to match her prescription, and that's all that matters if she's going to be able to make it through her school day.

But the glasses correct her vision too much. She begins to see things that no one else can see: cheerful corpses, frightening crones disguised as teenyboppers, and portals to other worlds--places where people are all too aware of the magical properties of her new shades . . . and will do anything to get them.

About Vivian Vande Velde

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Vivian Vande Velde has written many books for teen and middle grade readers, including Heir Apparent, User Unfriendly, All Hallow's Eve: 13 Stories, Three Good Deeds, Now You See It ..., and the Edgar Award-winning Never Trust a Dead Man. She lives in Rochester, New York. Visit her website at
Published June 1, 2006 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 292 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The spectacles also reveal portals to a parallel world, one in which two elf brothers fight for the throne—and the son of one of them is living in the human world as Julian, on whom Wendy might just have a crush (though her glasses reveal his long, pointed ears).

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In this other world Wendy is dealing with a captured elf prince (known as Julian in Wendy's normal life), a dragon, Larry (the little blue sprite), Tiffanie (in this form a powerful kind of witch), and of all things, an encounter with her grandmother as a teenager.

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