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Zoe’s Gift – Friday Fiction

Zoe's gift cover

Zoe’s Gift

It was the cover that had me picking this book up. What is going on? A ghost of a man, a girl looking catatonic and the other girl trying to get her attention. It looks strange. Maybe that is the point, given the story.

Cory is less than excited to be stuck in England with the supposedly gifted weirdo Zoe. Zoe evidently has the “second sight” or ESP and thinks she is going crazy. Cory ends up befriending Zoe and together they try and solve a mystery involving Zoe’s family. There are lots of cute moments as Cory tries to deconstruct British culture. The paranormal mystery set up would probably appeal to lots of the upper elementary set.

I would imagine that this book might not hold up in 2018, however your mileage may vary. I do think that the over processed labels detracts from the eye appeal, I am biased toward minimal processing of books since covers can be a significant appeal factor.


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