A Gift of Magic by Lois Duncan
A Gift of Magic
This book is recommended for advanced readers in fifth grade and up
Genre: Realistic Fiction with a Fantasy element (ESP)
As her parents are separating, Nancy reluctantly moves to her mother's home town in Florida with her older sister Kirby and her younger brother, Brendon. Used to traveling around the world with her father, a photographer, Nancy resists the things and people in her new town. Kirby, a talented ballet dancer, becomes immersed in her dance school, while Brendon begins to make new friends. The school counselor is the first to suspect that Nancy has extra-sensory perception, or ESP. Can she really read other people's minds?
Lois Duncan is also the author of I Know What You Did Last Summer. The book cover in this photo suggests that this is an action thriller in that vein, but the story is really focused on family relationships.
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