Synopses & Reviews
Gifted: Better Late Than Never by Marilyn Kaye
Goth girl Jenna Kelley has the ultimate tool to stage a teenage rebellion: she can read peoples minds without even trying. When her alcoholic mother is hospitalized, a stranger shows up who says hes her long-lost dad and promises a better future. Too good to be true? Her gifted classmates think so, but Jenna is so determined to have a real parent around and a somewhat normal life that she might have lost her ability to listen.
School Library JournalKaye draws her readers in from the get-go, satisfying them in each book, but leaving them wanting more. Strong female characters take the lead in each title, but the author also brings in perspectives of the other “gifted” students throughout. Both selections are fast paced and entangling, giving them wide appeal, particularly for reluctant readers. Teens Read Too[Kaye] is working her usual magic by slowly giving readers a look at her cast of interesting characters.
Goth girl Jenna Kelley can read people's minds. When her alcoholic mother is hospitalized, a stranger shows up claiming to be her long-lost dad. Too good to be true? Her gifted classmates think so.
About the Author
Marilyn Kaye is a former associate professor of library sciences and the best-selling author of numerous books and series, including Replica. Her book, Penelope, was recently made into a feature film starring Christina Ricci.