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Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport YA CARMODY (Text to phone) 34000080003866 Young Adult Fiction Available -

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Summary, etc.: When Alyzon, the ordinary member of an extraordinary family, develops enhanced senses, she becomes aware of an evil virus that preys on people's spirits, and realizes that the sickness and its disseminators are aware of her and are a menace to her family.
Subject: Psychic ability Juvenile fiction
Families Australia Juvenile fiction
Paranormal fiction
Australia Juvenile fiction
Psychic ability Fiction
Virus diseases Fiction
Family life Australia Fiction
Senses and sensation Fiction
Supernatural Fiction
Eccentrics and eccentricities Fiction
Australia Fiction
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
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Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 0375839402
Alyzon Whitestarr
Alyzon Whitestarr
by Carmody, Isobelle
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Gr 7 Up-Alyzon feels like a chicken among peacocks as the only "normal" member of her sprawling, eccentric family. When she awakens from a monthlong coma after an accident, she finds that her heightened sense of smell may make her the oddest Whitestarr of all. Able to sense the wishes, feelings, and character of others by the smells they give off, Alyzon slowly begins to understand her gift, to recognize that her friends and family aren't always who they seem, and to realize that she may be the only one who can prevent an impending tragedy involving her father and her moody younger sister. The Australian setting and vocabulary add spice to Carmody's prose. Her gorgeous, evocative descriptions of the smells Alyzon experiences, which include lavender, caramelized sugar, hot strawberries, and chocolate, are delightful. The novel is too long for reluctant readers, and probably longer than it needs to be, but fans of fantasy, paranormal, and romance tales will find Alyzon and her friends appealing enough to stay with it to the end. Carmody leaves the door open for a sequel.-Leah J. Sparks, formerly at Bowie Public Library, MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Alyzon Whitestarr
by Carmody, Isobelle
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Teenager Alyzon Whitestarr feels she is the least talented member of her artistic and musical family until a concussion leaves her with greatly enhanced faculties. Suddenly her senses of smell, touch, and hearing are magnified, and she becomes aware of people's emotions and essences as well. At first she tries to mask these overwhelming sensations; later she discovers that they can be very useful in ferreting out the dark secrets and evil forces that threaten her family. The Australian author of A Mystery of Wolves (2008) and several other younger-grade fantasies turns her sights here to mystery, romance, and the paranormal. Alyzon is fully believable as a somewhat naïve teen who suddenly realizes that the boy she's been crushing on smells rotten he's the carrier of an illness of despair. The mystery of a wealthy arts patron with a hidden agenda for her musician father and the creepy cult that holds her younger sister in its clutches are also well handled. While somewhat hefty at 500 pages, this will keep teen readers turning the pages.--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2009 Booklist

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