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Contact by Laurisa White Reyes
Mira has already tried to commit suicide two times, but she has failed both times. She shouldn’t be depressed because of a drug that is supposed to prevent people from getting depression, but all that has managed to do was give her the power to see every part of people’s lives, which might sound amazing but has been so overwhelming to Mira. She wants to escape it and to not have that power, but when her mother is put in a coma after she starts to question her father about a trial that he is part of, Mira is determined to find out what is going on.
This was a pretty good novel. It was exciting and I don’t think that there was a dull moment throughout the whole time. Even though it is kind of normal for a main character to have powers and not like them, Reyes did a good job of making Mira’s seem believable. Her power really is often more of a problem to her than a good thing and it has made her life a lot harder than it used to be.
Mira and the main characters were handled all right too, except their were weird moments. Mira seems to recover from the things that happen to her much too quickly. Her mother is in a coma for awhile and she barely thinks about it. I understand that no one wants to read about a character who does nothing, but I would have liked if she had more of a reaction to that and what happened later to her mother as well.
Her romance also was a bit annoying at times, because I would have rather read about the main plot. I wouldn’t consider it bad enough to be a romantic tumor though.
There were some twists that I could predict but also some that were surprising.
This book did have flaws, but overall I still feel that it is an above average book and I am going to give it four out of five.