Kaszuba Locke The opening lost and found incident sets the mood and grasps readers' attention in Lois Duncan's exceptional story of a gifted young woman, The Third Eye. With a compelling plot and steadfast characterizations, the award-winning author delves into the subject of psychic phenomena.
It's a lightning fast a My Lois Duncan jag continues with The Third Eye, a supernatural thriller first published in and revised by the author in with superficial updates including what the Young Adult reader of today is wearing and how they're communicating.
It's a lightning fast and mostly engaging read that seemed as if it was written lightning fast, with a main character who's a little too perfect to sustain sufficient levels of unease. Set in New Mexico-the Duncan novels I've read so far transverse the AAA Road Atlas--the story concerns unusual high school senior Karen Connors, who's babysitting seven-year-old Bobby Zenner and his two-year-old sister for the afternoon.
While Karen is feeding the baby, she receives a visit from her cocky boyfriend Tim Dietz, a popular senior who swept Karen off her feet two months ago and propelled her from ugly duckling to white swan status at school. Karen has always had difficulty fitting in with the crowd and walks on egg shells getting Tim to leave the Zenner house without risking he might get angry and break up with her.
Karen notices that Bobby is missing. Her efforts to locate him end with Bobby's friends telling her they last saw him playing Hide n Seek two hours ago. An intuitive sense tells her that Bobby isn't close by, so Karen contacts the police.
She's questioned by Officer Robert Wilson, a blue-eyed cop who seems to her too young for this job. Reassured that actual kidnappings are rare, Karen has a gut feeling that Bobby is in a box.
The Zenners arrive home hysterical. By now, Karen is picking up more feelings and is able to tell Officer Wilson that Bobby is locked in the trunk of her boyfriend's car. Bobby is rescued from the open trunk he crawled into and Tim shut after Karen had him leave.
Karen returns home to be lectured by her mother Wanda for breaking the Zenners' house rules for Tim.
She interrogates her daughter on how she knew where to find Bobby. Connors of an incident in their old neighborhood when Karen was five and she "knew" that a missing boy had been trapped in a drainage pipe. Driven out of the neighborhood by the gossip, Mrs. Connors is worried it might happen all over again and affect her daughter's new social life.
Karen could care less. Tim wants to put the incident behind him and is nowhere near as curious about Karen's abilities when she returns to school. In fact, Karen is even asked to join the Prom Committee.
Someone who is interested in Karen's intuition is Officer Rob, who pays a visit to the Connors home and asks for Karen's help locating another missing child, an eight-year-old named Carla Sanchez who disappeared a week ago. Connors convince Karen to give the experiment a try.
Driving to the outskirts of Albuquerque, Officer Rob shares with her the theory that Carla's indigent father took her. Carla's mother allows Karen into her daughter's room, but rummaging through the missing girl's possessions fails to conjure any feelings.
Once in the car, Karen leads Rob to a path along a riverbank where her visions of the missing girl intensify and dread creeps in. The knowledge was undeniable. Carla Sanchez was dead. Somewhere in that rushing river, there was a body of a barefoot, blue jeans-clad child.
The bright new bike would go unridden; the yellow bear unhugged. The dresses in the closet of the tiny bedroom would be taken from hangers and given to Goodwill.
The portrait on the television set in the living room would be enshrined forever now, no longer just a photograph, but the last school picture--the final picture--"the way Carla looked the last year of her life.
Sanchez would show it to everyone who entered the house.My Lois Duncan jag continues with The Third Eye, a supernatural thriller first published in and revised by the author in with superficial updates including what the Young Adult reader of today is wearing and how they're communicating.
"Superficial" might be too strong for a book that dispenses with high school soap opera to plunge its eighteen year old heroine into existential dread involving ESP, an /5. Lois Duncan was born on April 28, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
At the age of 13, her first story was published in the magazine Calling All Girls. As a senior in high school, she won Seventeen magazine's annual short-story contest. She continued to write . Sep 16, · Lois Duncan skillfully builds the suspense until Mark's disguised sickness explodes.
We care about these kids as we watch them make decisions that will ruin their lives. Duncan forces all her characters to take the consequences of their actions.4/4. Duncan knew she wanted to be a writer from an early age. At the age of 10 she submitted her first story to a magazine and at 13, her first story was published.
Throughout high-school, she wrote regularly for young people's publications, particularly Seventeen Magazine/5(3). When the old woman died, she left her grandchild Nancy with the extraordinary gift of magic.
Nancy can read people's minds, know their thoughts, and make them do what she wants. Will she use her gift for good, or satisfy her own selfish desire? Lois Duncan presents a paranormal rollercoaster ride with goose bumps at every turn.
Karen Connors takes a big role in this book. She is eighteen and has long blonde hair and blue eyes. She is strange and mystical.
No one can quite figure her out. She is always figuring out where missing children are. She is a caring person toward children at the day care and babysitting. R.