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Kid’s Review by Michaela (age 8 years, 3 months)
CYDNI HAZARD, EMPHATIC DETECTIVE – by L.S. Hullinger
Twelve-year-old Cydni Hazard wants two things in life: to be able to use her empathic abilities to connect with her deceased mother and to become a professional paranormal detective. In order to get what she wants, she feels she must learn as much as possible from her spiritually gifted Aunt Ettie, all the while keeping her supernatural talents hidden from her skeptical father. But no matter where Cydni goes, the spirit world hunts her down and brings stray cats with mystical messages that she must decipher to keep her life on a somewhat normal keel. That’s not easy when her empathic nature leads her into unfamiliar territory and behavior. She never knows where she’ll be going, what she’ll be doing and who will be influencing her, guiding her to unravel the latest paranormal mystery. So when she spends a week at Aunt Ettie’s new house and learns the small town of Blue Star claims to have a haunted pond, Cydni is empathically led to discover the truth.
At the beginning of this book, Cyndi is traveling to her aunt’s house. There is a haunted pond next to her aunt’s house and Cyndi starts to get weird messages and clues further into the story. Cyndi eventually moves to Houston.
I think that this book is appropriate for 3-6 grade. My favorite part of this book was the ending. I had a rough time getting into the story at first.
I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.
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The rating scale is ‘Bookworms’.
1 = I didn’t like this book
2 = This is an ok book.
3 = This is a good book. I liked it.
4 = This is a great book. I really enjoyed it.
5 = This is an awesome book. I loved it and so will the world.