Friday, May 10, 2013

Projection by Risa Green ***

Projection by Risa Green is a cross between Freaky Friday, The Mummy and Nancy Drew. Three high school girls set off the solve the mystery of the Oculus Society, a 2,000-year-old secret society of women protecting the power to exchange bodies, and the murder of Gretchen's mom. The other two girls are wild and poor Ariel and Gretchen's BFF Jessica.

All three girls share a common bond that they have lost someone: Gretchen's mom, Jessica's dad, and Ariel's parents, ... or maybe it was Ariel's dad and Jessica's parents. Therein lie my only complaint with this teenage-angst mystery. The mystery is nicely woven into the story and revealed with a twist that ties together many story strands. However, I found the voices and characters to be too similar, so that with the body switching I was often confused as to who was talking. Fortunately since I did not feel much differentiation of these three girls, this confusion did not detract much from my enjoyment of the book.

 I received a free copy of this book from the Goodreads First Reads program.

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