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Look both ways
Mitchard, Jacquelyn.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Razorbill, [2009]

Physical Description:
271 pages ; 22 cm
When psychic twin Mallory Brynn starts seeing imges of a white wildcat in her dreams, she tries to figure out the connection of her images to an injured cheerleader and her Native American friend Eden.
Reading Level:
710 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 4.3 9.0 129806.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 4.4 16 Quiz: 46890.
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In the second book of the Midnight Twins trilogy, Meredith and Mallory Brynn are finally coming to terms with their special gifts: Meredith to see into the past, Mallory to see into the future. But they never expect that their powers will reveal danger so close to home.

Mallory must help her best friend, Eden, find the strength to defy her destiny as a shape-shifter, before Eden gets hurt'or hurts somebody else. And Merry has her own friends to worry about when her visions reveal trouble brewing on the cheerleading squad in the form of Kim Jellico.

Both Mallory and Meredith must join together to rescue their friends before it's too late.

Author Notes

Jacquelyn Mitchard was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 10, 1957. She studied creative writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1976, she became a journalist and eventually achieved the position as lifestyle columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper. Her weekly column, The Rest of Us: Dispatches from the Mother Ship, appeared in 125 newspapers nationwide until she retired it in 2007.

She is the author of children's, young adult, and adult books. Her first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, was the first selection for Oprah's Book Club and was named by USA Today as one of the ten most influential books of the past 25 years. It was also adapted into a movie starring Michelle Pfeiffer. Her other adult novels include The Breakdown Lane; Twelve Times Blessed; Christmas, Present; A Theory of Relativity; The Most Wanted; Cage of Stars; and Still Summer. Her children's books include Starring Prima!: The Mouse of the Ballet Jolie; Rosalie, My Rosalie: The Tale of a Duckling; and Ready, Set , School! Her young adult books include Now You See Her; All We Know of Heaven; and The Midnight Twins series.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

If kids haven't read the first book in the Midnight Twins series featuring Merry and Mallory (one can see the future; the other can look into the past), no problem. There's lots and lots of backstory here, though it's rather awkwardly written. In fact, there's lots of awkward writing and plenty of flat characters here, which is surprising considering Mitchard's reputation in the adult field. Still, the mix of prophetic visions and dreams, friends in dire straits, and cheerleading tryouts will keep some readers turning pages, and the good news is, nobody is a vampire (at least not yet).--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2009 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-In this sequel to Midnight Twins (Razorbill, 2008), 14-year-old Meredith and Mallory are still getting used to their gifts: Merry can see the past and Mally can see the future. The story is told from both of their perspectives. Mally sees a vision of a white lion swiping a cheerleader's shoes. She tells her vision to Merry, who later witnesses a cheerleader injured and hospitalized. The shoes had been sabotaged. As Merry tries to find the culprit, Mally tries to figure out who or what the white lion is. She is also worried about her friend Eden, a junior who is secretly seeing a college guy. Eden, a Cree, invites Mally to a tribal powwow, where she meets Eden's younger brother, who is visiting from prep school. She is instantly attracted to Cooper, who explains about the significance of the white lion in his tribe. Can Mally help Eden make the right choice about her relationship? Can Merry find the culprit before the next cheerleading tryouts? The plot is predictable and the characters are cliches; however, the Native American cultural elements breathe fresh life into what is otherwise standard teen chick-lit fare.-Samantha Larsen Hastings, West Jordan Public Library, UT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.