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HOMEFREE

Sixteen-year-old Easter Hutton is having a crappy day. If it's not bad enough that she has to attend a new school in the middle of the year, she ends up spacing out during French, to the amusement of her peers. But Easter gives new meaning to the phrase, spaced out. In her case she's able to slip somewhere else without others seeing her. She senses there's a reason she can do this. And why does she keep going back to places in her past?

In the book HOMEFREE by Nina Wright, Easter finds out she's not the only one with strange abilities. After being astral projected into her old apartment building, she meets Mr. F and his parrot Wudja. Mr. F is blind but can she her. He also has an annoying habit of answering questions with questions. And the parrot? Well, he's a little psycho too.

Throughout the book Easter goes on one adventure after another. And the word Homefree is mentioned more than once. But where is this place? And why is it important to her?

I liked the character Easter and her feistiness. She doesn't let her own situation get her down--even when her mother is checked in at the local psycho ward. She shows enough resistance to Mr. F's suggestion that she is needed.

My problem was that the reader doesn't know what Homefree is until two-thirds of the way through the novel. Also I wanted to know more about her gay friend Alex.

If you're looking for a fast read during this holiday break, this is the book for you. The author ends the book with a hint of a sequel. I only hope that the next book develops the characters more and shows us how important Easter's gift is to the rest of those at Homefree.

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mimagirl
Nov. 21st, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)
Yes, there will be a sequel, entitled SENSITIVE. Read about it on the author's website:

http://www.ninawright.net/homefree.html (scroll down)
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