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Jacquelyn Mitchard is the author of the bestselling novel "The Deep End of the Ocean" and of two nonfiction books, including "Mother Less Child: The Love Story of a Family." She has been featured on NBC's Today Show and CBS This Morning, and has been profiled in such national publications as People and Newsweek. A contributing editor to Ladies? Home Journal, Mitchard and her five children live in Madison, Wisconsin.
Gr 6-9-In this sequel (2009) to Jacquelyn Mitchard's Midnight Twins (2008, both Razorbill), 14-year-old twins with psychic abilities-Meredith sees the past and Mallory sees the future-have been experiencing dreams and visions involving a haunting and a white mountain lion. This is soon followed by a mysterious accident involving a cheerleader. The rest of the story focuses on how the twins try to understand what the visions and dreams mean, and in so doing, they are each drawn into the secrets of their friends. Meredith tries to help an emotionally fragile and depressed girl who is beginning to hang out with the wrong crowd. Mallory attempts to understand and support her best friend who a member of a Native American tribe. With the introduction of elements of a Native American legend involving shape shifters and shamanism, the slow-moving story picks up speed. Emily Durante's narration captures the timbre and nuances of the teens, but sometimes their voices sound so similar that it is difficult to figure out who is speaking. Enough backstory is woven into this title that listeners do not have to be familiar with the earlier book. An additional purchase.-Mary Oluonye, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.