"Gift" by Andrea J. Buchanan

REVIEW by @BunnyBethA : Gift by Andrea J Buchanan – Release Date 3/27/12 (@andibuchanan)Title: Gift
Author: Andrea J. Buchanan
Publisher: Open Road Media

Rating: 4 stars
Source: Review Copy, Netgalley
High school sophomore Daisy Jones is just trying to get by unnoticed. It doesn’t help that she’s the new girl at school, lives in a trailer park, and doesn’t even own a cell phone. But there’s a good reason for all that: Daisy has a secret, unpredictable power—one only her best friend, Danielle, knows about.
Despite her “gift” (or is it a curse?), Daisy’s doing a good job of fitting in—and a cute senior named Kevin even seems interested in her! But when Daisy tries to help Vivi, a mysterious classmate in a crisis, she soon discovers that her new friend has a secret of her own. Now Daisy and her friends must deal with chilling dreams and messages from the beyond. Can Daisy channel the power she’s always tried to hide—before it’s too late?

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My Thoughts
Daisy just wants to be normal, but despite her best efforts she finds that normal is the one thing that she will never be.
This is a great coming of age story with some paranormal aspects. Even though Daisy has powers that normal teenagers do not many of the challenges she faces are the same that other teens face. Such as fitting in, making friends, falling in love, and finding out whom you truly are.
Daisy is a wonderful heroine with a lot of backbone. She’s the kind of person I would  love to have as a friend. She’s loyal and even though she doesn’t always make the best decisions she sticks by them.
I highly recommend this story to anyone who loves coming of age stories with a bit of mystery and paranormal aspects.