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The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball

The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball

Written by: Risa Green
Pages: 320
In a world where nothing is certain, a little magic couldn’t hurt…right?When Erin Channing’s favorite aunt dies, Erin is bequeathed a pink crystal ball and a set of weird instructions. Granted, Aunt Kiki (aka Aunt Kooky) always lived “outside the box.” But now Erin and her two best friends are convinced that the pink crystal ball holds the key to their future-or at least the key to getting dates…

Consider Your Fate to Be Sealed . . . Absolute knowledge is not unlimited; let the planets be your guide to the number. There are sixteen ways to die, but four of them you will never see. The future belongs to you alone. Other voices will be disappointed.One rotation is as far as you can see. Only uncertainty lies beyond.

I won this book from a book review contest. It sounded fun, the title is cute, and I figured I should give it a try. Young Adult fiction can be so much fun.

This book starts with the loss of Erin’s Aunt, something hard for her family to take. You learn a lot about the family dynamics and it makes you think about what lengths people will take to protect those that they love.

The catalyst of the story is a pink crystal ball. Aunt Kiki left a coded letter to teach Erin how to use the ball, and it is fun to watch her work the puzzle through while stumbling across the power of the ball.

Meanwhile, she leans heavily on her friends, a cast of characters like no other. Reminds of the goofy things I would do as a teenager. Lightheartedness in the wake of heavier circumstances. Sometimes it would be nice to go back to the simpler days where real life does not intrude.

I think that’s why I like to read.

This didn’t take long to read and was quite enjoyable. If you are looking for something a little less paranormal from my reading list, this would be the book for you. It speaks to the young woman in us all and to the fanciful whimsy of youth. Read it and leave the cares of today behind.

–Lady O

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