Write Before Your Eyes

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Random House Children's Books, Oct 14, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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TWELVE-YEAR-OLD GRACIE IS always flying under the radar of her overworked parents and outspoken siblings. But when she buys an old journal at a yard sale, Gracie is stunned to realize that everything she writes in the journal comes true—though sometimes in unexpected ways.

At first Gracie uses the journal selfishly, controlling her mother’s BlackBerry and eliminating the dress code at school. But then she starts to think about bigger issues: what about world hunger? Global warming? World peace Unfortunately, before she can make headway on any of those issues, the journal falls into the wrong hands—and soon Gracie and her best friend/crush Dylan are rushing around town trying to undo the damage! This fun, warm, emotionally honest novel is both a fantastic adventure and a testament to the power of writing to change the world.

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This was one of the best books I've read in a long time. Although intended for a younger audience, probably the middle school age, adults will enjoy it, too. Especially if they have ever done any or continue to "journal" their thoughts and feelings of what's going on in their lives. The difference in this one is that the main character writes things that come true. There is a certain "magic" to what she writes as she discovers that this journal has "magic powers" and that she needs to be careful because her thoughts and feelings begin to actually "happen". She tries to solve all kinds of "problems" going on in her family such as her dad not having a job and things begin to happen but with a certain "twist" to them such that the outcome is not always as she had wanted. If you enjoy "journaling" you will certainly enjoy this book, particularly if you write about how you would like for things to come out in your own thoughts and feelings when you write in your own journals. 

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Lisa Williams Kline lives with her family in Mooreville, North Carolina. Check her out on the Web at www.lisawilliamskline.com.

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