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Genre: Young Adult, Futuristic
Jaffe’s latest is a true mind trip, showcasing the author’s usual addictive prose and dropping readers into a realistic yet scary near-future. Protagonist Sadie shows real growth throughout, and you’ll be rooting for her even as you cringe. A tidy yet slightly confusing end mars this otherwise exciting tale.
Cold and analytical, Sadie is accepted into the prestigious Mind Corps internship. For six weeks, Sadie will be a visitor in someone else’s mind, able to see, feel and experience everything that they do. Supposed to be merely observing, Sadie is quickly drawn into Ford’s life as he deals with the aftermath of his brother’s murder, his little sister’s inability to leave the house and more. As Ford searches for answers about what really happened to his brother, Sadie becomes overly attached to her subject as she gets an eye-opening look at life outside her perfect, rich girl, suburban existence. (RAZORBILL, Feb., 400 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9781595146588, HC, 12 & Up)
Reviewed By: Marie Bongiorno
Published: February 2014