Alex is like any boy going into his sophomore year in high school. He wants to do well, have a real friend and nothing to do with his parents, or in this case, more his father. When a psychic lady takes over the shop next to his mother’s flower shop this opens the story to intrigue. And, when the new girl in town, Simmi enters the school, for the first time Alex feels he might be able to have a real friend.
The ironic thing with Alex is he has second sight and when his hallucinations take over he must rely on his senses to determine what’s real and what’s not. Farsighted takes the reader on a journey into mystism, the occult, psychic powers and a boy transitioning from boyhood to adulthood with real responsibilities. I especially enjoyed the fumbling love triangle Alex starts to develop.
Chand did a great job overlaying his blindness and grasping me into the type of world he lives in. I loved that she conveyed how anger tastes to him and how he starts to understand his hallucinations by different smells.
I will say that this is a book I wanted to hold in my hands. I wanted to be Alex, let my fingers glide over the chapter headings, feel the weight of the paper just like he does when reading and take in the smell of the book. I sincerely hope this book becomes available for the blind. I also thought this would make a great audio read book.
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• Farsighted on GoodReads > http://ow.ly/75Hwo
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