Friday, March 1, 2013

Farsighted - Review (Blog Tour)

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Alex Kosmitoras's life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead broke and insanely overprotective, and... oh yeah, he's blind.
Just when he thinks he'll never have a shot at a normal life, an enticing new girl comes to their small Midwest town all the way from India. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Sophomore year might not be so bad after all.
Alex is in store for another new arrival—an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to "see" the future. Try as he may, Alex is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they suggest Simmi is in mortal danger.
With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex embarks on his journey to change the future.
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MY REVIEW.
 
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Alex is a sixteen-year-old blind kid, but his blindness is not what makes him different from other teenagers. What’s off with him? He has visions that torment him, glimpses of a future or past that terrorize him mainly because he doesn’t know what they mean.

The school year is beginning and Alex is ready to face his nemesis: Brady, who is the school bully. Brady is really insensible, is hard to picture a kid so evil to molest the blind kid. To make things better, Alex meets the new girls in school, Shapri and Simmi, for a boy who was always alone is good to have new friends. The problems begin when he wants to be more than friends with Simmi and he also starts having visions that show an imminent danger to her friend.

Alex is hard to figure out, you want to love him but he is so stubborn and close-minded at times that it’s hard to love him. However, there are reasons that make him the way he is; he is a poor blind kid dealing with a strange skill. Being alone can do things to people, especially when his parents don’t realize their son’s conflicts. In this book we got the chance to see the world through other senses other than the sight and I think the author does a good job trying to capture the world through smell and touch.

Simmi seems like a sweet girl but she has a lot of shades of grey. She adds a culture diversity that improves the story she has an important role in the story.

Shapri is a character that deserves to be more developed. The book doesn’t do justice to her. Reading about Alex doesn’t appreciating her and taking her for granted is funny and a little frustrating. Besides seeing her struggle to accept her gift is one of the strong points of the book.

The book is well and simple written, a bit slow at first with a fast ending. With interesting characters well define and whose personalities are believable for teenage people. 

I'm giving it 4 stars for the potential to be a great and entertaining series.



*** Thanks to GCReading Blog Tours and the author Emlyn Chand for the copy of her books. ***

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review! I definitely plan on checking this series out!
    -Amber

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  2. Thank you for the review! I've read a lot about Alex and Simmi. Gotta admit, I'm looking forward to getting to Shapri, haha.

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  3. Thank you for the wonderful review, Ruth. Don't worry you'll be getting a lot more of Shapri very soon. I'm working on finishing her book, Pitch, for its May 21 release. I think it's the best one yet :-D

    Em

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  4. Wow this is very honest. You write reviews wonderfully. Thanks for the information and ideas for the next book.

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