Tuesday, March 5, 2013

BLOG TOUR:My POV of Farsighted by Emlyn Chand

Alex Kosmitoras's life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead broke and insanely overprotective, and... oh yeah, he's blind.

Just when he thinks he'll never have a shot at a normal life, an enticing new girl comes to their small Midwest town all the way from India. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Sophomore year might not be so bad after all.

Alex is in store for another new arrival—an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to "see" the future. Try as he may, Alex is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they suggest Simmi is in mortal danger.

With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex embarks on his journey to change the future.

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This book was definitely different from all the previous books I’ve read. It was interesting and always kept me guessing. The characters were well defined and the plot intriguing.

Alex Kosmitoras is a 16 years old high schooler who is gifted with the psychic ability to see the future. The ironic thing about this is that he is blind. It was interesting to see how Alex’s POV was written out. Since he is blind we had to experience all of his adventures thru all of his heightened senses (hearing, smell, taste, touch). This approach was a first for me and I feel that it helped me focused more while reading the story.

All the secondary characters Simmi, Sharpi, Alex’s parents, Miss Teak and Dax contributed in some way to Alex’s mysterious journey of self-discovery. Throughout the story Alex learns how to utilize his new found abilities. He also explores his unfamiliar feelings for both Simmi and Shapri. Never having anyone to call a friend before he finds himself in uncharted territory when issues arise. 

With Simmi, Shapri and Miss Teak he tries to make since of his visions, figure out who Dax is and why her wants to hurt Simmi. His relationship with his Father is a strained one and his relationship with his mother is lovingly. There were a lot of different emotions, new and old going on with all these characters. Your suspicious one moment and thankful the next. It was quit an adventure.

This book certainly goes in the unique books shelf. It was interesting and ironically eye opening. Open Heart is next and I’m curious to see what is going to happen next.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the awesome review, Trini! I'm so glad you enjoyed Alex's unique perspective and can't wait to hear what you think of Open Heart!

    emlyn :-)