Now You See It . . .

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jun 1, 2006 - Young Adult Fiction - 288 pages
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Wendy isn't as blind as a bat--there are bats that can see better than she can. Which is why, when her new glasses break, she's all too happy to wear the dorky pair of sunglasses she finds on the lawn. They seem to match her prescription, and that's all that matters if she's going to be able to make it through her school day.

But the glasses correct her vision too much. She begins to see things that no one else can see: cheerful corpses, frightening crones disguised as teenyboppers, and portals to other worlds--places where people are all too aware of the magical properties of her new shades . . . and will do anything to get them.

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Wendy is practically blind without her glasses, so when her normal pair breaks she gratefully turns to a pair she randomly finds by the side of the road. Weirdly, the glasses are exactly her ... Read full review

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User Review  - MrsBakitch - LibraryThing

This story was about a girl who finds a pair of glasses that allow her to see things that aren't normally there. It was an entertaining read and a good example of a low level fantasy story. Read full review

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Vivian Vande Velde has written many books for teen and middle grade readers, including Heir Apparent, User Unfriendly, All Hallow's Eve: 13 Stories, Three Good Deeds, Now You See It ..., and the Edgar Award–winning Never Trust a Dead Man. She lives in Rochester, New York. Visit her website at

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