Verdict: Farsighted is a suspenseful and spellbinding mystery that grips you from the very start. A terrific read for every teen intrigued by ESP or the sixth sense.
High school sophomore Alex Kosmitoras is blind. And just when he thinks his loser life isn’t hard enough, he can see – into the future. As he becomes aware of this new sight, he must decipher the mysterious and disturbing visions that he is seeing. Simmi, the new girl from India, is sweet to Alex, smells great but she is making his sight much stronger and more unnerving. When Alex seeks help from the psychic who has moved next door, he finds friendships, unearths hidden secrets and unleashes powers that must be united in order to defeat the increasing evil presence that awaits Alex and his friends.
Author Emlyn Chand masterfully builds suspense and ingeniously weaves the visions of the future into the present life with clear transitions. Chand’s characters are convincing and complex and she effectively portrays Alex’s difficulties in being blind, as well as his role as the reluctant and unlikely hero. Chand’s villain is also threatening, but more so in the visions that Alex has of him, and his suspenseful and eerie buildup than in the final conflict. Alex’s friends, Simmi and Shapri are strong, inspiring, female characters: gentle and sympathetic yet confident, purposeful and forces to be reckoned with.
Farsighted is a suspenseful and spellbinding mystery that grips you from the very start. A terrific read for every teen intrigued by ESP or the sixth sense.
Reviewed by Maya Fleischmann for IndieReader