Thursday, April 14, 2011

Clarity by Kim Harrington Review

 Clarity was an extremely entertaining quick read. Clarity is a teenage girl who is teased by her peers for her special ability. In fact, her whole family has "special abilities". Clarity is a psychic. She can touch items and see and even feel things that have happened from the perspective of the person that was holding the item. Her big brother Perry is a medium. He can talk with ghosts if they are present and willing. Clarity's mother is a telepath. She knows exactly what you are thinking. To make matters worse for Clarity, her family runs a psychic business and she has to spend her summer working and doing the very thing she gets teased for. When there is a rare murder in their Cape Code town, Clarity is asked to help find the killer. Of course, there are also some boys involved. : )

Throughout the book Clarity struggles to not only find herself, but to find out if she really knows people like she thinks she does. Some of the people that are closest to her start to look suspicious due to the circumstances of the killing. Who can she trust? There are great twists and turns, lots of suspense and even more killings. This book is basically a really well written "who done it?" for late teens. 

Parents should be warned that sex is mentioned several times in this book. However, it is almost always after the fact and it is not graphic. Also, the heroin demonstrates some great morals by refusing to have sex until she is ready. I think that young teens would really love this book too if you are fine with that.

I personally enjoyed the book as an adult. It only took me about 2-3 days to read and I loved every moment of it. The only reason I am giving this book a 4 out of 5 is because I was a little disappointed with the ending. I wanted Clarity to make a choice and she didn't. It is a little bit of a cliff hanger (don't worry, you do find out who the killer is). It sets it up for another book that is not available yet and I want more now! That is definitely not a bad thing.


Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Amazon in order to write this review. I was not asked to write a positive review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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