Review: Perception (Clarity #2) by Kim Harrington

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Perception (Clarity #2) by Kim Harrington

Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Scholastic Point (first published February 29th 2012)
Source: Library
When you can see things others can’t, what do you do when someone’s watching you?Everybody knows about Clarity “Clare” Fern. She’s the psychic girl in school, the one who can place her hands on something and see hidden visions from the past.Only Clare would rather not be a celebrity. She prefers hanging back, observing. Her gift is not a game to her.But then someone starts playing with her head . . . and heart. Messages and gifts from a secret admirer crop up everywhere Clare turns. Could they be from Gabriel, the gorgeous boy who gets Clare’s pulse racing? Or from Justin, Clare’s hopeful ex-boyfriend who’d do anything to win her back?One thing is certain. Clare needs to solve this mystery, and soon. Because the messages are becoming sinister, and a girl in town has suddenly disappeared. – Goodreads

My Opinion: This was good. It was just like the first but better. The secret admirer was pretty cool but got creepy really fast. I was also VERY happy with the decision she made about the guy. It was who I was rooting for.
Okay on to the plot. The mystery was actually really good and the “stalker” was a HUGE twist. I was not expecting that.

Ms. Harrington did a great job in how she worked all the other characters in the story, from Clare’s new real friend to the girls that have been tormenting her becoming her friends to the boys and the stalker and the missing girl. It was a fine tuned machine. The present and the past working really well together.

Clare became more aware of what she wanted to do in her life. She is also someone that will go for what she believes rather than listen to her mom, who told her not to participate in police investigations because she was afraid. I’m amazed by how well the stalker was able to evade her ability as well as how the stalking progressed from one stage to the next. Harrington must have done some research into the progression of this type of stalking so I was impressed (I watched the show Stalked on Netflix after I read this, it has some good information on how to protect yourself).

The book was simply well written and enjoyable. I couldn’t put it down.
Overall:  5 out of 5
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