When Horoscopes Come True

Today I have a book that explores what happens when horoscopes come true.  Clara thinks that the supernatural is well, not super or natural.  However, when her horoscopes start predicting the actual future, she may have to change her tune!

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Title: Clara Voyantwhen horoscopes come true clara voyant

Author: Rachelle Delaney

Target: Grades 4-7

Series: No

What this book is about:

Clara and her mom had been living with her grandmother for as long as Clara can remember.  However, when her grandmother up and moves to Florida, it means Clara’s mom can truly embrace her new age ways and start work as an herbalist who devises potions to cure all ills.  Clara is matter of fact and does not buy into this thinking, but when her school paper puts her in charge of horoscopes, her predictions start actually coming true.  Throw in a mystery to be solved at school and Clara just may have to admit she has her own gift of seeing into the future.

Why I love this book:

  • This is one of those sweet books I would have loved as a kid.  Clara is every kid who loves her mom and is just a little bit embarrassed by her.  I loved reading my horoscope growing up and this book conveniently has a set at the back so that you too can see what the future has in store.
  • How great is the cover?  This one will help draw kids into the book but the very relatable middle school experience will keep them reading.
  • This book is set in Toronto which is fine, but I will say there are times they make references to places that are obviously known to Canadians. Those of us in the US will not be able to so easily understand the context.   However, it is a fun way to expand kids’ knowledge about our Northern neighbors.

Who this book is for:

Great for kids who like realistic fiction with a sprinkle of supernatural.  

Final thoughts:

My horoscope said to follow my dream … so I’m off!

To purchase this book:

Click on the following link to purchase from Amazon: Clara Voyant.   A portion of each purchase goes to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.

 

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