Thursday, November 09, 2006
teensreadtoo.com reviews HOMEFREE
Age Recommendation: Grades 6+
Release Date: 9/1/06
Reviewed by Sally Kruger
Rating: 5 Stars
Easter Hutton thinks she “just might have the worst life in the world”. Her parents are divorced, she’s had her fair share of step-dad/boyfriend experiences, and now her mother is pregnant. Add to that a temporary home in a rundown
If all that is not bad enough, Easter has begun “astral-projecting”. One minute she is in French class and the next, she’s back in her old apartment in
As her personal life seems to be exploding around her, Easter’s strange new experiences bring her in contact with other teens who have similar special abilities. With the help of some old friends and new acquaintances, Easter discovers there’s a place for special people – Homefree – and she’s been invited.
In HOMEFREE, author Nina Wright creates a wonderful mix of reality and fascinating paranormal activity. Easter’s less-than-perfect life is so believable that when the “weird” stuff starts happening, the reader just hangs on and goes along for the ride. This book would be a great addition to any classroom or library.