I love this book!! I recommend this book for people who like novels and realistic fiction. Claire Goldsmith is an 8th grader who is going through so many problems, such as her dance friends leaping their way to the high school dancing level while she is stuck dancing with 11-year-old pipsqueaks, and the fact that the bullies in her school have gotten worse (Ryder Scott, to be specific), but those problems are nothing compared to what her father is going through. Meanwhile, she has a science teacher who compares everyone to her perfect daughter, Meredith, and her dance school's Dad Dance, and Claire isn't sure if she'll survive 8th grade...
This book is awesome!! I think that people who love fantasy and the Harry Potter series would love this book, which is the first in the series. The main character, Sophie Foster, lives a normal life, except for the fact that she skipped a couple of grades and could read minds. Sophie thinks this is weird, until she finds out she is an elf!! Another elf about her age, Fitz Vacker, brings her to the elf world (which is way better than the human world, by the way), and she makes fast friends, but learns astonishing secrets about herself.
I love this!!! I am on the 4th book, Neverseen(actually I think I finished it), and my favorite characters are Dex and Keefe, and I like Biana too. It's kinda like Percy Jackson and Harry Potter, and I highly recommend this; Shannon Messenger is a great author!
WOW. THIS BOOK WAS NOT WHAT I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. NOT AT ALL. But different is good, and this book definitely shows that. Ever since Sophie Foster hit her head when she was 5 years old, she has been hearing voices in her head. But not just any voices. People's THOUGHTS. And she has no idea why, and she'd never told anyone from fear of everyone thinking she was a freak. It doesn't help her case that she is so smart that she is in her senior year of high school at age 12. Sophie just doesn't feel like she belongs. Everything changes one day when a mysterious boy by the name of Fitz finds her at a museum field trip. Fitz is different to her though because she is the one person whose thoughts she cannot hear. She is even more confused when he tells her she isn't human. Sophie is like, uh, exCUSE ME?!? Fitz tells her she is an elf, but not the type humans have perceived elves to be. He says she is a Telepath, an elf who can read others' thoughts. He proceeds to take her to the world where elves live, and it just feels so right to Sophie that she believes what he is saying. As Sophie has to move to the elf land and leave her human life behind, she is sad, but knows it is the best decision for her. But there is still the running mystery about why she was in the human world, and who created her. Through a whirlwind of a new life, new friends, and new discoveries about her true life, (and everyone gawking at her brown eyes-- apparently all elves have blue eyes... except for Sophie), Sophie, for the first time, feels like she is home. This book was absolutely amazing!! I was sucked into the gripping story, and when I figured out that the series had 7 books (so far), I was so excited! I scrambled to get that second book hehehe! Shannon Messenger is an amazing author! I recommend this book to anyone who loves action, adventure, and fantasy! I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK FOR EVERYONE!!