The Mark (Google eBook)

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Aug 20, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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Sixteen-year-old Cassandra Renfield has always seen the mark-a light glow reminiscent of candlelight. The only time she pointed it out taught her she shouldn't do it again. For years, the mark has followed Cassie, its rare appearances odd, but insignificant. Until the day she watches a man die. As she revisits each occurrence of the mark, Cassie realizes she can see a person's imminent death. Not how or where, only when: today.


Now armed with a slight understanding of the mark, Cassie begins to search for it. Even as she hides her secret, Cassie mines her philosophy class, her memories, and even her new boyfriend for answers about the faint glowing mark. But many questions remain. How does it work? Why her? And finally, the most important of all: If you know today is someone's last, should you tell them?

Look out for the second book in this series, The Vision, available now!
  

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I didn't really like the romantic plot line. - LibraryThing
The book confused me a little with the plot. - LibraryThing
Nadol's characterization of Lucas was exceptional. - LibraryThing
The ending is bittersweet. - LibraryThing
This book serves more as an introduction. - LibraryThing
The ending in particular is a little anti-climatic. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - thehidingspot - LibraryThing

THE MARK is an interesting look at death and loss and raises some interesting questions about destiny versus choice, but it was not at all what I had expected when I picked up the novel. I had been ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookRatMisty - LibraryThing

I had been hearing a lot of good stuff about The Mark, a debut by Jen Nadol, and I was intrigued by the premise which, though gaining in popularity and starting to crop up everywhere, was a bit ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Jen Nadol has a BA in Literature from American University and currently resides in a 150 year old farmhouse in Ossining, New York with her husband and three young sons. She has no paranormal abilities and is pretty happy about it. This is her first book.


www.jennadolbooks.com

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