Monday, 20 January 2014

Book Review: Gift by Andrea J. Buchanan

Summary (from Goodreads)

Title:  Gift

Author:  Andrea J. Buchanan

Publication Date:  March 27, 2012

Publisher:  Open Rode Media


 Daisy has an electrifying secret that could save her life—or kill her
High school sophomore Daisy Jones is just trying to get by unnoticed. It doesn’t help that she’s the new girl at school, lives in a trailer park, and doesn’t even own a cell phone. But there’s a good reason for all that: Daisy has a secret, unpredictable power—one only her best friend, Danielle, knows about.  Despite her “gift” (or is it a curse?), Daisy’s doing a good job of fitting in, and a gorgeous senior named Kevin even seems interested in her! But when Daisy tries to help Vivi, a mysterious classmate in a crisis, she soon discovers that her new friend has a secret of her own. Now Daisy and her friends must deal with chilling dreams and messages from the beyond. Can Daisy channel the power she’s always tried to hide, before it’s too late? Extra features include:•   A short graphic novel telling Vivi’s story•   Danielle’s journal, revealing her deepest thoughts •   Lyrics and video links for Kevin's music (songs composed by Fredrik Larsson, otherwise known as YouTube sensation FreddeGredde)

My Thoughts:

In the beginning there was a girl who had a gift, another one who wanted to kill herself and a teacher who wanted to help all of his students. And then came a ghost who seeked vengeance and a boy who wanted to help a girl and everything came crashing down.

The story was just an average ghost story, with a knight in shining armor aka Kevin, dumb girl who thought that the ghost was her soul-mate aka Vivi, a jealous friend aka Danielle and of course the ghost villain aka Patrick and well I guess I forgot the star of this book – Daisy aka a person who is a self charging superhuman. Where all of this came crashing down for me? Somewhere in the middle when I understood what was going to be happening next. Well, putting the book aside did help a lot, but then even after going back to it, my not so happy attitude didn’t change a bit.

My favourite character? None. Well, maybe I even liked Patrick a bit. He was definitely a little bit more interesting to read about. Daisy was too whiny; she was always self-pitying herself because she had a gift. Vivi was too spineless. Danielle? Huh, you just have to read to know about her. And Kevin? Whiny with too much theories.

Mostly I wasn’t all that good struck by the book, but maybe you will and it will become your #1 in the library. I was just stating my mind. Feel free to tell me why you liked it, I am always happy to receive feedbacks. So if anyone is considering the book, Happy Reading. And well, never whine if you have a gift! That’s just pathetic, what should we normal people say??



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