Special Review…Farsighted by Emlyn Chand

 Alex Kosmitoras’s life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead broke and insanely overprotective, and to complicate matters even more, he’s blind. Just when he thinks he’ll never have a shot at a normal life, an enticing new girl comes to their small Midwest town all the way from India. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Sophomore year might not be so bad after all.

Unfortunately, Alex is in store for another new arrival–an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to “see” the future. Try as he may, Alex is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they suggest Simmi is in mortal danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex embarks on his journey to change the future.


I read Farsighted by Emlyn Chand. It’s about a 16 year old blind boy who develops physic powers and can predict the future.

I thought it was very interesting. I love how she writes it so that you actually feel like you’re the main character. When I was reading, I actually felt like something hit me in the foot when the boy stepped on something in his hallway. I  like how Simmi can control how people feel with her powers. It was such a good book that I didn’t want to put it down. I thought it was a little better than Harry Potter. I can’t wait till Open Heart comes out this summer!


**Review written by Dee’s daughter, Taylor.  Taylor is 9 years old and like her mom, loves to read. A lot of us that love to read have kids and are looking for new things for them to read. We thought we would do a special review from the kid’s perspective. **


  2 comments for “Special Review…Farsighted by Emlyn Chand

  1. 03/12/2012 at 6:27 pm

    Wow, Taylor, thank you! This review is so special. I’m glad you enjoyed Farsighted, and to call it “a little better than Harry Potter,” just insert a picture of me with my jaw dropping wide open right here. I’d be happy to send you a copy of Open Heart if you’d like. It’s coming out May 25, and I will be sending eBook copies to people on my mailing list a few weeks before the official release. Yay! Just visit me on http://www.emlynchand.com to sign-up. And, make sure your mom knows that Open Heart is a little more PG-13 (there’s some making out and one very mean girl who creates problems for Simmi and Shapri).

  2. 03/12/2012 at 6:44 pm

    Taylor, what a fantastic review and I agree that you feel as though you are in Alex’s skin. Emlyn Chand is my favorite auhor and even though I’m an adult I love books like this one.

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