Review! Future Flash by Kita Helmetag Murdock

2 Nov

futureflashFuture Flash
by Kita Helmetag Murdock
208 pages –  ages 9+
Published by Sky Pony Press on June 3, 2014

Laney Magee has always been different. She’s the girl that draws on her falling-apart-sneakers, and always wears her favorite black hoodie. It doesn’t help that she has this weird power that when she meets someone new and makes contact with them, she sees a short vision of their future, to the exact detail. A new student comes to their school, and Laney is dreading it. She touches his hand in gym class (they are learning about square-dancing), and she gets a horrible vision, the worst she sees – the new boy, clothed in flames, in a burning building. Laney decides to stop his fiery fate from happening. To do that, she must stay close to him. Which might be hard, because he, well, kind of hates her.

This was a cool book about an ordinary girl with an extraordinary power – when she makes contact with someone, usually for the first time, she catches a glimpse of something in the future concerning that person. Laney is a nice, art-loving, “oddball”-type girl who risks her skin to try to save someone she doesn’t even know, who doesn’t really like her (at first – they become friends). She is a marvelous role model, and a great female lead character. The setting is perfect for the story – a small, rural town. Literally – there are only 13 kids in Laney’s class! My school is small, but it isn’t that small! The cover is gorgeous and fits well with the story. I like the silhouette on it a lot. Ms. Murdock’s style kept me reading. I like how she gave every character a unique personality. For example, you know that saying “Never trust a skinny chef” – well, apparently the town baker is super skinny. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookworms.fivebooks

18 Responses to “Review! Future Flash by Kita Helmetag Murdock”

  1. Sherrie Petersen Books November 2, 2014 at 7:46 pm #

    Definitely getting this for my hoodie wearing artistic daughter 🙂

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  2. julie rowan zoch November 2, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

    Sounds cool!

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  3. yvettecarol November 2, 2014 at 8:53 pm #

    What a great premise for a book! I’m intrigued.

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  4. readingwithrhythm November 2, 2014 at 10:07 pm #

    This sounds pretty cool indeed!

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  5. Genevieve Petrillo November 3, 2014 at 5:30 am #

    This sounds like a fun book. Plus I love bakers – skinny or not. Cake! Yay!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  6. Andrea November 3, 2014 at 7:11 am #

    This is another to add to my list of books to read! Thanks for your review.

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  7. Catherine Johnson November 3, 2014 at 11:03 am #

    Ooh how exciting, Erik!

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  8. Joanne Fritz November 3, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

    Love the premise of this. And stories with strong female protagonists are always a plus.

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  9. LovableLobo November 3, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

    Interesting premise and nice cover. Great review, SuperKid! 😀

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