Review: Out of Sight, Out of Mind by Marilyn Kaye

Written By: Kellie - Jan• 26•13

out of sight, out of mind by marilyn kaye

Publisher: Kingfisher
Publish Date: February 22nd, 2009
Source: Purchased

Rating: 2/5 Talented Tweens

Synopsis: Thirteen year old Queen-of-mean Amanda Beeson, wakes up one morning in the wrong body. She’s become lonely, unfashionable Tracey Devon – one of Amanda’s targets for bullying. Amanda discovers that Tracey, ignored at home and at school, has the ability to turn invisible. Amanda sets out to rescue her one-time victim from obscurity – as well as rescuing herself from Tracey’s life. -Goodreads

Review: In spite of how much the ‘gifted kids at a special school’ thing  has been done, I’m still a fan. I picked up Out of Sight, Out of Mind by Marilyn Kaye on a whim, and while it was a quick read, I have to suggest giving this one a pass.

Not only were there no original concepts here, but the main character was entirely unlikeable. She was the epitome of a stuck-up, popular girl that no one actually liked, and didn’t learn much at all by the end of the book. I wasn’t rooting for her at all.

The writing was strong, but the middle-grade voice wasn’t for me. I didn’t realize it wasn’t YA when I bought it online (when you see the size of the book in person, it’s pretty obvious), and that too might have altered my decision to buy.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind might work as a setup for this series, but as a standalone it didn’t do much for me. I don’t want to say too much against it as this book was a bit of an unusual choice for me and probably shouldn’t be rated on the same scale. Needless to say, I won’t be continuing with the series.

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