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Invisible Touch Kara Martinez has been trying to be normal ever since the accident that took her father s life when she was eleven years old She s buried the caliente side of her Mexican heritage with her father and

  • Title: Invisible Touch
  • Author: Kelly Parra
  • ISBN: 9781416563372
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kara Martinez has been trying to be normal ever since the accident that took her father s life when she was eleven years old She s buried the caliente side of her Mexican heritage with her father and tried to be the girl her rigid mother wants her to be compliant and dressed in pink, and certainly not acting out like her older brother Jason Not even Danielle, her beKara Martinez has been trying to be normal ever since the accident that took her father s life when she was eleven years old She s buried the caliente side of her Mexican heritage with her father and tried to be the girl her rigid mother wants her to be compliant and dressed in pink, and certainly not acting out like her older brother Jason Not even Danielle, her best friend at Valdez High, has seen the real Kara only those who read her anonymous blog know the deepest secrets of the Sign Seer Because Kara has a gift one that often feels like a curse She sees signs, visions that are clues to a person s fate, if she can put together the pieces of the puzzle in time So far, she s been able to solve the clues and avert disaster for those she s been warned about until she sees the flash of a gun on a fellow classmate, and the stakes are raised higher than ever before Kara does her best to follow the signs, but it s her heart that wanders into new territory when she falls for a mysterious guy from the wrong side of town, taking her closer to answers she may not be able to handle Will her forbidden romance help her solve the deadly puzzle before it s too lateor lead her even further into danger

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    1. My review can also be found on my blog Collections.I like reading paranormal books. Sometimes I can relate to the main character's personality. That's fine and all, but sometimesI want more than that. I want a character, a girl specifically, who has a similar heritage as me. So here's what I've been searching for: a young-adult paranormal with a Latina as the main character.I thought there wasn't a book like that out there, and it frustrated me. Then a few months ago I was surprised when a frie [...]

    2. Invisible Touch is one of those hidden gems that I almost missed out on. So thanks Janina for tourning it and Alexa for sending it out. I would have really missed out.Didn't think I'd enjoy this book more then I did. It's such a solid story. Kelly Parra's writing is smooth and she kept the flow of the book at a perfect pace. Our protag, Kara is fascinating. Ever since the boat accident that claimed her fathers life she's been keeping a secret from everyone she loves. She has the ability to see s [...]

    3. I'm always excited to find books that are literally difficult to put down. I came across Invisible Touch through Alexa's review. For once, my bookshelves-stalking skills paid off! We generally have the same tastes in books so I trust her judgement completely. I ordered this book sometime in the summer and obviously, had just got around to reading it. I picked it off my shelf last night and devoured it almost in one sitting. I'm sleepless and it feels like an entire construction crew is jackhamme [...]

    4. This book has it all -- a strong, sympathetic heroine, a sexy guy with a dark past, and a compelling mystery to be unraveled. Highly recommended!

    5. Parra's second effort does not follow the usual road of the sophomore slump and, in fact, may be even better than her debut novel, Graffiti Girl. Her usual raw style of storytelling is still here, and the slight paranormal element adds on this great new layer to it. Parra shows a side of teen lit that, to me at least, is hardly ever explored; I haven't seen much Latino/Latina novels in the teen section and certainly none that describe it all so well. Kara's voice and situation is so compelling, [...]

    6. Easy-to-read book. A page-turner. The plot is amazing. And I didn't expect Anthony to be someone like Kara somehow. Fate is really tricky and mysterious sometimes. It plays its game so well. I'd be happy if this can have a sequel. That would be quite interesting to know how could things be after the open-book.

    7. Reviewed by: CeliaThis book just made me want to keep on reading until I got to the end. (I think I read it in about 2 or 3 days) It is a fast, heart-gripping read. By the end, all the secrets are revealed and they are surprising. Wonderfully written. The words were deep and thought-provoking. I've always been a big fan of psychics, but this book is not your typical psychic story.

    8. This is a story of a girl named Kara who could predict the future of a certain person through visions.Family,love and friends are the main theme of this book.I like how the story went. :)

    9. If you’ll take a second look at the summary, you’ll see the mysterious guy part. Let’s talk about how these two lovebirds meet:His name is Anthony, and up until the moment he rescues her from inside a town hotspot where a gang fight broke out, they’d never met. They have a little exchange after his heroic act, she thanks him, and that’s it. Well, no. He shows up at the pizzeria where she works the very next day, having known nothing about her. It should’ve struck her as stalkerish, b [...]

    10. Kara Martinez's greatest desire is to be normal. However, ever since the accident that took her father's life, she's been unable to suppress the strange signs that she's been seeing. Her mother has consistently disregarded Kara's thoughts and emotions and Kara must do everything to please her.cluding forsaking her personality to be the ideal girl that her mother wants. One that dresses in pink, sleeps peacefully at night and causes no trouble. In fact, no one knows the real Karat her best friend [...]

    11. My first thoughts when I saw the cover is that its about paranormal stuff sorrounding her new found power after the traumatic incident that took her father's life. I was wrong. I guess I completely ignored the signs, clues and puzzle parts indicated in the synopsis, because this book has less paranormal more in mystery and solving the clues. Kara has the ability to see the fate of a person only that they are in a form of signs, which are clues in solving the mysteries that surrounds that person' [...]

    12. I was excited to read this relatively rare paranormal YA featuring a person of color as the main character. 17 year old Kara Martinez sees visions on people and must unravel the mysteries in order to help stave off some, usually violent, fate. After the first 10 pages I didn't think I'd be able to finish it, the writing style was incredibly annoying, featuring copious info-dumps (every other paragraph it seemed) and attention to irrelevant details (the color of the couch added nothing to the sto [...]

    13. It's hard to be normal after a parent's loss. For Kara Martinez, it's even harder. After her father died in a tragic accident, Kara has been able to see signs of people's futures on their bodies. Unable to tell anyone about her ability, she blogs her life out anonymously.Kara tries to live everyday like a regular teen, but when she sees a gun in one of her classmates' future, she has no idea what she should do. Trying to piece together this mystery, Kara gets tangled up on the wrong side of town [...]

    14. Invisible Touch far exceeded my expectations, it was well written, exciting, and overall a heart wrenching read. It was practically impossible to put down and it drew a lot of different emotions from me- from laughing to crying. It was such a unique idea- fate. Lately I've read a couple of books dealing with "fate" and I've learned a lot about it. Fate is an interesting topic and one I definitely want to read more about. Kelly Para writing style was unique and Kara was a character I liked. Her b [...]

    15. I Love This Book I Had No Idea It Would Be So Good Kara Has A Gift She Can See Signs And It 's Not Neccessarly Having A Vision Or Seeing The Future There Just Images That Flash Quickly On Someone's Chest Kara Has To Work At Guessing The Outcome Like A Puzzle This Book Was Amazing!! Kara Has Gone Through So Much That I Can Actually Relate To, Such As Having A Terrible Relationship With Her Mom And The Fear Of being Branded Crazy!! I've Been Through A Lot, Too When Anthony Was Introduced In The Bo [...]

    16. I loved this book and the romance aspects were great. I really felt for Kara. She was living her life the best way she knew how while carrying around a lot of burdens. Her voice felt mature -- like she was an old soul. For most of the book, the driving force behind Kara and Anthony's relationship was attraction -- one that both had difficulty understanding. But, it wasn't the kind of attraction based on physical appearances. It was more like, "There is SOMETHING about this person that makes me w [...]

    17. Grade:Originality: 20/20Characters: 13/15Writing: 10/10Voice: 10/10Ending: 10/10Entertainment: 10/10Cover: 8/10Recommendation: 10/10Total: 91/100 = A-Review:I didn't really know what this book was going to really be about when I started it. The summary tells you about her Sight Seer ability, but you still don't really know what it's about until you read. It is totally different than what you may be expecting -- at least, it definitely was for me.I loved this book, however. It's amazing. There's [...]

    18. What more can I say than WOW?!? Before reading this one, I was expecting a unique story that would captivate my attention. Kelly Parra totally exceeded my (already high) expectations and knocked my socks off! As I stated before, I tend to read realistic fiction books, so I was out of my comfort zone with this one, but I loved every minute of it. While most readers probably don't see warning signs on the chests of others, I feel that everyone can somehow relate to Kara--whether it be due to the d [...]

    19. Reviewed by Lauren Ashley for TeensReadTooKara is haunted by the day her father passed away and she died for eleven minutes. She wakes up and finds that she now has a unique ability to see signs on people that relate to something that will happen to them. The puzzles often don't make sense for awhile, but she still has to keep at it or suffer severe headaches and the fact that she might be allowing someone to come to harm.As the story progresses, Kara starts a relationship with a guy who helps h [...]

    20. Kara Martinez is good at pretending to be something she's not. For her mother, she pretends to be the perfect docile daughter--pretends to still love the same lunch she liked in fourth grade, pretends to still love pink clothing. And for the rest of the world, she pretends that she doesn't see the signs and visions that compell her to put together clues and save people's lives. Kara is good at pretending.But when Kara sees a vision of a gun on a classmate's chest, everything is thrown out of wha [...]

    21. I loved Kelly's first book, Graffiti Girl, and thus have had Invisible Touch on my to-read list for a while. The book started off a little slow and it took me a little longer to get into the story and the characters than it did with Graffiti Girl for some reason, but once I was several chapters in I was hooked.I know Kelly's books have Latina characters in them but it would be a waste of a great story for either one of her books to be pigeon-holed into just for Latina's because Kelly has a way o [...]

    22. Kara's been living life on a delicate balance ever since she survived the boat crash that killed her father. When she woke up in the hospital four years earlier, she discovered she could now see visions and signs that form a puzzle which she can put together to help tell people's futures. And if she doesn't figure out what they mean, not only will someone get hurt or killed, she will develop killer headaches. But she can't tell anyone about this, or her mother will stick her back in the mental i [...]

    23. I was having second thoughts about this one, thinking that I was through with chic-lit and romance thing but like the Manolo Matrix, this book has its own spunk. I enjoyed reading it and often caught myself craving for mexican food, especially burritos *growl does my tummyWhat I really like about this book is how I can somehow relate to it (minus all the additional drama) me and my mom are drifting away from each other and I often have to pretend when im home. And unlike any other YA fantasy wit [...]

    24. Excellent, excellent book filled with strong characters and a fantastic, tense, twisty plot. I love Kara and her struggle to deal with typical problems - her relationship with her mother, high school, dating - while handling something much larger: Kara sees signs which warn for trouble and tries to save the people involved. When she sees a gun on a guy at school, her whole world gets shaken up. I love the way the author deals with Kara trying to get in touch with the Mexican part of her heritage [...]

    25. This one is about Kara, a high school girl who sees things. Not like giant invisible bunnies, but signs. She'll see little pictures and hear fragments of conversations and she has to piece together what's going to happen. Obviously she doesn't tell anyone about this, because that's the fastest way to (a) lose all your friends and (b) get put away someplace.And then she sees the image of a gun by one of her classmates. She's not entirely sure who's involved, but she needs to figure it out in time [...]

    26. Local writer from Salinas using Latino characters and barrio language to portray young teens caught in life changing events. A young girl, whose father's death traumatizes the family, has a gift of seeing the future. Not knowing what to do with this gift, at first she is honest about it and is rewarded by being institutionalized by her control freak mother. One she is free of the medicated hospitalization, She learns not to talk about what she can see. She uses the knowledge to try to prevent fu [...]

    27. I keep reading YA books with psychic heroines - a trope I don't even particularly love. Too often, they're predictable, girl with psychic abilities must solve murder mystery and finds love. Invisible Touch is one of the better ones, addressing not only the mystery, but also, mental health, gangs, race, as well as class differences within a race. I was pleasantly surprised by the subplot with Kara's mom, and pleased at how it unfolded and ended. Kara felt like a real teenager to me, from her thou [...]

    28. 3.5 out of 5 ratingI enjoyed this book. While, I don't think is really anything to gush over, I found myself wanting to get to the end to find out the answer to the puzzle. Usually I can figure out the ending and the answer to the mystery before I get to it, but in this book, I didn't figure it out at all. The characters were all fine for me. No one I really loved, and no one I disliked. I do wish we had learned more about Kara's best friend, Danielle, though. We learn her secret at the end, but [...]

    29. A great book that I was disappointed to finish. It is a book that calls for a sequel. This book would be great to recommend to teens who like Wake by Lisa McMann and Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz. Kara has a secret that she shares on her blog, the Sign Seer. She sees visions that appear on the chest of people after a near death accident when she was young. She sees a gun on a classmates chest and has to solve the puzzle before it is to late. She also meets a mystery guy! This nove [...]

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