Monday, 4 June 2012

Review: When Lightning Strikes (1-800-Where-R-U #1) by Meg Cabot

This is the first book in Meg Cabot's 1-800-Where-R-U series. This is a series for young adults and is paranormal, other than that it follows a similar story line to other books by Cabot, the protagonist is balanced by a quirky group of family and friends, I have to say this is one of my favourite series by Meg Cabot.

When Lightening Strikes, follows Jess a teenage girl with some serious anger issues who one day on the way home from school gets struck by lightening, from this she acquires the ability to find missing children. Jess starts off helping to find the missing children on the milk cartons but soon she draws suspicion and the government gets involved.

I love that in this series Cabot developed the supporting characters such as Jess's best friend Ruth. Who is a sweet girl who always has Jess's best interest at heart. Then Rob, who Jess has a massive crush on who is so similar to Jess: both have anger issues, protective of the people they love and are extremly hot-headed makes them hilarious together.

Jess Mastriani has never been what you'd call a typical Midwestern teenager—her extracurricular activities, instead of cheerleading or 4-H, include fist-fights with the football team and month-long stints in detention. A part of Jess would like to be the prom queen her mother has always envisioned her being, but another part is secretly counting the days until she's saved up enough money to buy her own Harley.

Then something happens that guarantees Jess will be one of the least until her newfound talent ends up getting her dead.

When Lightening Strikes is a completely original story line that is also filled with intense action scenes as well as hilarious ones!

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