Confessions of a Teenage Psychic Review
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Books like Confessions of a Teenage Psychic bring a certain air of nostalgia into my life; I long for my high school days, when life seemed simpler, most definitely fun, and mostly carefree. Of course, I didn’t know anyone like the book’s main character— with psychic abilities. But I believe it would’ve been extremely cool.

Fifteen-year-old Caryn Alderson moves from Houston to Indianapolis with her mother for a change of scenery—and, hopefully, to make some friends who won’t freak out when they find out that she’s psychic. And they will—because predictions just seem to pop out of Caryn’s mouth before she can put the brakes on them. Most of the time, it creeps people out, but she can’t seem to help it.

If being psychic is a social life killer, seeing ghosts would be the equivalent of social suicide. When her dead Uncle Omar starts popping in and out of her life with cryptic messages about her future, she almost freaks. That’s one secret that Caryn doesn’t intend for anyone to discover—least of all Quince Adams, the boy she’s crushing on, who can’t see that his current girlfriend, head cheerleader Kensington Marlow, is all wrong for him.

As Caryn settles into her new school, she makes a handful of friends who accept her gift—with the exception of Quince Adams. When he finds out how weird she truly is, the chances that he’ll ever be her boyfriend bypass slim and go straight to none. Too bad she can’t predict her own future.

Though Confessions of a Teenage Psychic starts out somewhat slow, it soon turns into an incredibly fun read. The story’s teen romance and paranormal elements are always enjoyable ingredients to this reader’s palate—and the plot never seems to get old. Author Pamela Woods-Jackson brings the story alive on the page, and, as I read it, I truly felt as if I were back in high school, hanging with friends while trying to get through another year of classrooms and homework.

I especially liked Uncle Omar—a very cool ghost who died in the ‘70s. He adds comedic essence to Confessions of a Teenage Psychic, and I always looked forward to his suddenly popping into Caryn’s life. Even though he’s a minor character, he’s still unique and well fleshed-out.

Confessions of a Teenage Psychic left me with a grin, and I truly hope that Ms. Woods-Jackson has a plan for future books with these lovable characters.

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