Jules lives with her family above their restaurant, which means she smells like pizza most of the time and drives their double-meatball-shaped food truck to school. Read more...
Jules lives with her family above their restaurant, which means she smells like pizza most of the time and drives their double-meatball-shaped food truck to school. It s not a recipe for popularity, but she can handle that.
What she can t handle is the recurring vision that haunts her. Over and over, Jules sees a careening truck hit a building and explode...and nine body bags in the snow.
The vision is everywhere on billboards, television screens, windows and she s the only one who sees it. And the more she sees it, the more she "sees." The vision is giving her clues, and soon Jules knows what she has to do. Because now she can see the face in one of the body bags, and it s someone she knows. Someone she has been in love with for as long as she can remember.
In this riveting start to a gripping series from "New York Times "bestselling author Lisa McMann, Jules has to act and act fast to keep her vision from becoming reality."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-11-12
- Reviewer: Staff
A key role in running the family restaurant is a lot for any kid to handle; simultaneously protecting a gay brother and a mentally ill father is more than enough complication. High school sophomore Jules Demarco has it even worse: she’s also in love with “the enemy”—Sawyer Angotti, whose family runs a rival restaurant. She keeps her balance until billboards around town begin showing her a crashing truck and body bags. Only Jules sees these harbingers of doom, and soon they’re everywhere, in steadily increasing detail—detail that shows that one of those body bags belongs to Sawyer. McMann’s (Wake) new series has a well- realized, amusing narrator and great realism in the details of restaurant management and family dysfunction. The questionable part is Jules’s visions; there’s no reason why this Romeo and Juliet romance needs precognition to work. So little rationale is given for them that it’s difficult to see how the device will plausibly support more books. However thin the pretext, though, Jules’s voice is quirky and fun—there’s plenty of reason to read on. Ages 14–up. Agent: Michael Bourret, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (Jan.)