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Beyond Reach (The Secret Life of Samantha McGregor)
Beyond Reach - The Secret Life of Samantha McGregor Author:Melody Carlson Meet Samantha McGregor She seems like your average teen, but Samantha is unusually gifted. God gives her visions and dreams that offer unconventional glimpses into other people's lives and problems. It's a powerful gift with a lot of responsibility... Beyond Reach: Book Two Garrett Pierson is one of those quiet, academic types. Some kids call hi... more »m a nerd. When Samantha, his chemistry lab partner, tries to draw him out, he shuts her down and requests a new partner. One day when Samantha prays for him, she experiences a vision where he's teetering on a railroad bridge - and then falling backwards, just beyond reach! What does the vision mean, and... where is Garrett, anyway ?« less
My teen daughter is interested in forensic science/crime resolution. I was excited to find this wonderful Christian series in which the protagonist lives her faith in the midst of family trials, her unanswered questions, and modern teen issues. The dialogue in Book 2 flowed more naturally than in Book 1, and I really appreciated the way the author treated the teen issues she explored in this installment. Again, this series has stirred up great family discussion and camaraderie.
Jennifer B. reviewed Beyond Reach (The Secret Life of Samantha McGregor) on
I'm 34, so not really the target audience for this book. I read the first two in the series before giving them to my niece. I really liked the first one. I read it quickly and eagerly. This sequel was lacking some of the mystery and suspense of its predecessor. The mystery was pretty easy to solve early in the book. This book was also much more preachy than the first. I agree with the conservative principles being taught, but I like it better when the messages are conveyed through the storytelling. In Beyond Reach it seems forced.