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Alexis

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  • The Body Finder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kimberly Derting
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (59)
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    (59)

    Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the 16-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world . . . and the imprints that attach to their killers.

    Felicity Fairchild says: "You are warned"
    "Romantic suspense for teens"
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    With a serial killer at large and the body count rising, my first thought was that this would be aimed at older teens. Now that I've read it though, I'd say it was more for younger teens. There's an edge of The Disney Channel's version of high school here, although the serial killer is hardly toothless.

    Violet is worried about normal things for a teen. Boys, school, lack of coolness. She and her long-time best friend are leaning towards becoming more than just friends and that takes up a huge amount of her mental time... And she has the secret ability to find dead things. It's not something she's happy about, but she can't help but know where they are. Meanwhile, a serial killer is escalating in the area, which a girl with her abilities can't help but notice, even if she's noticing and thinking about her would-be boyfriend at the same time.

    The narrator isn't the best with additional voices, but otherwise I thought she was fine. Check the sample!

    Overall, I'd say this book was good but not great. I'm in no hurry to listen to the next book in the series, but I liked this well enough while I was listening.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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