From the back cover: "Katie Welker is used to being alone. She would much rather read a book than deal with other people. Other people don't have silver eyes and other peopole can't make things happen just by thinking about them! Sometimes Katie even enjoys playing tricks on people.
But these special powers make Katie different and it's not easy to make friends when you're different. It's even harder when you think that people are going to put you in jail. Katie overhears a neighbor saying that she may have been the cause of her grandmother's death! Katie KNOWS she's different but she's never tried to hurt anyone. She runs away and manaages to locate other children who have silver eyes-like her. But she's still in trouble. Can her newfound friends help her? Should they use their special powers? Will they need to?"
This book has stood the test of time - with more than 5 reprintings since I first read it in the early 1980s. The plot follows a young girl with unusual eyes and even more unusual abilities, who is struggling to fit and relate to those around her. Great for the precocious young reader.
Katie Welker is used to people thinking that she's odd. Nobody else has silver eyes. Nobody else can make things move just by thinking about them, and nobody else can talk with animals. Katie really likes her special powers until people start accusing her of bad things-including her grandmother's death! Katie knows she's never hurt anyone.
Now Katie is living in a new place with her mother. She's sure she can make a new start, until mysterious Mr. Cooper moves into the building and asks lots of questions about her. Katie is positive that he wants to arrest her.
How can she save herself? Are there other kids like her? Should she use her special powers again?
Didn't read it, but it is a preteen book about a girl who likes books better than people. She has eerie silver eyes and likes to play tricks on people. She has special powers, she's accused of a murder and she doesn't want to hurt anyone. Can her new friends help her?