Manifest

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Manifest

I wanted to like this one more than I did. It sounded interesting that Krystal moves after her mom and dad get a divorce and her mom remarries and at her new school she finally has to deal with an ability she has had for a long time, ghost-whispering. She finds that there are others at her school with abilities and the same birthmark.
 
It is told through Krystal’s perspective and I had the hardest time liking Krystal at all. I understand that she would be upset that her parents are divorced and all but I had to agree with the ghost that Krystal was ungrateful and she just wasn’t willing to give anyone a chance.
 
The story moved really slowly for me. It wasn’t until like the last, I don’t know, ten chapters that it seemed like things were finally moving. It was only in the last chapter or two that the big showdown happened. I liked the way that it ended. Everything that they had been trying to solve with the ghost got solved. They learned a little about there powers and how they got them so I hope in the next book that they learn more and Krystal has a better attitude.

Book Blurb for Manifest

When fifteen-year-old Krystal Bentley moves to Lincoln, Connecticut, her mom's hometown, she assumes her biggest drama will be adjusting to the burbs after living in New York City.

But Lincoln is nothing like Krystal imagined. The weirdness begins when Ricky Watson starts confiding in her. He's cute, funny, a good listener-and everything she'd ever want-except that he was killed a year ago. Krystal's ghost-whispering talents soon lead other "freaks" to her door-Sasha, a rich girl who can literally disappear, and Jake, who moves objects with his mind. All three share a distinctive birthmark in the shape of an M and, fittingly call themselves the Misfits. They set out to learn what really happened to Ricky, only to realize that they aren't the only ones with mysterious powers. But if Krystal succeeds in finding out the truth about Ricky's death, will she lose him for good?


Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2010 3.00