USA, UK, Canada)
By Marilee Brothers
Bell Bridge Books (Excerpt, Book Trailer)
The girl voted least likely to save the world may have to do just that.
A sickly mom. A crappy travel trailer. High school bullies and snarky drama queens. Bad-guys with charming smiles. Allie has problems. And then there's that whole thing about fulfilling a magical prophecy and saving the world from evil.
Welcome to the funny, sad, sometimes-scary world of fifteen-year-old Allie Emerson, who's struggling to keep her act together (not to mention her mom's) in the small-town world of Peacock Flats, Washington. A zap from an electrical fence sets off Allie's weird psychic powers. The next thing she knows she's being visited by a hippy-dippy guardian angel, and then her mysterious neighbor, the town "witch," gives her an incredible moonstone pendant that has powers only a "Star Seeker" is meant to command. "Who, me?" is Allie's first reaction. But as sinister events begin to unfold, Allie realizes she's got a destiny far bigger than she ever imagined
If she can just survive everyday life, in the meantime.
This is the Bell Bridge Books novel that originally attracted my attention. The excerpt looks fun. The opening lines are particularly fun. The trailer is intriguing. And it already has several good reviews, including Kimberley Swan's review at Darque Reviews.