Alex's life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead-broke and insanely overprotective, and to complicate matters even more, he's blind. Just when he thinks he'll never have a shot at a normal life, a new girl from India moves into town. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Yes, sophomore year might not be so bad after all.
Unfortunately, Alex is in store for another new arrival--an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to "see" the future. Try as he may, Alex is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they begin to suggest that Simmi is in danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and new friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex must embark on a journey to change his future.
Alex is your average sixteen year old. He loves going to school, wants to make new friends, and doesn't want to appear as a loser. Alex has the disadvantage though of being blind. He doesn't let his blindness get in the way of living though. He does what everyone else does; he just needs the a little extra help sometimes.
His mom owns a flower shop and his dad is currently employed, so things at home aren't so great. His parents try to stay optimistic though and want Alex to achieve all he can. But lately, Alex is having some problems at school. He got into a fight and had a crazy mental breakdown at lunch. The new psychic shop that just opened next door to his mom's flower shop seems a bit crazy, but might be just what Alex needs.
Madam Teak believes that Alex is gifted and can see into the future. The visions he is seeing of a boy called Dax that kills Alex's friend Simmi might come true and it may not. But if she can help Alex learn how to use his powers, then maybe he can prevent Simmi's unsettling future from occurring.
A unique concept keeps the reader thoroughly entertained. Alex is a complex character who I really began to like the more his personality shown through. The supporting cast blend perfectly with Alex and his journey, keeping this reader entertained and begging for more. If you're looking for a great young adult read - try Farsighted!
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