The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May & June

288p. 978-1-59514-286-3.
Gr 9-Up With the divorce of their parents, the move to a new community, and starting a new high school, sisters April, May, and June are undoubtedly under a lot of stress. The manifestation of this pressure is the re-emergence from childhood of some special powers: April is suddenly seeing visions of the future, May can turn herself invisible, and June can hear people's thoughts. These abilities could give them the chance to do something important, but instead April tries to micromanage everyone's lives, May tries to escape her troubles, and June uses her abilities to be popular. Things come to a head when April sends May to spy on June during an unchaperoned party. The dialogue is sharp and witty (and often includes profanity), the characters are mostly likable, and the personality of each sister is clearly delineated (the first-person narration alternates among them) as is the strength of their relationship. Why these special powers have surfaced is never fully explained. This novel will appeal to teens looking for a light read.-"Kathy Kirchoefer, Prince Georges County Memorial Library System, New Carrollton, MD" Copyright 2010 Media Source Inc.
After their parents' divorce, April, May, and June discover they have extraordinary powers: April sees the future, May can disappear, and June reads minds. The girls respond differently to their abilities while navigating a year at their new high school. Though Benway doesn't fully explain the special powers, it's worth suspending disbelief to enjoy the siblings' distinctive narratives skillfully woven together.

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