Sólo porque su mejor amiga quiere ejercitarse, Jessica Mastriani accede a caminar las dos millas a casa desde la secundaria. Directo a una enorme tormenta de rayos de Indiana – y directo a tener problemas. No es que Jess nunca haya estado en problemas antes. Sus actividades extracurriculares, en lugar de animadoras o H-4, incluyen peleas de puños con el equipo de fútbol y un mes en detención -- afortunadamente, sentada justo al lado de Rob, el más sexy del último año. Pero este problema es más serio. Porque de alguna forma en esa larga caminata a casa, Jessica adquirió un nuevo talento. Un increíble poder que puede ser utilizado para el bien…o para el mal.
Jess Mastriani -- dubbed "Lightning Girl" by the press when, after a huge storm, she developed a psychic ability to find missing children -- has lost her miraculous powers. Or has she? She would like the media and the government to think so. All Jess wants is to be left alone, by everyone except sexy Rob Wilkins -- who still hasn't called, by the way....
But it doesn't look like Jess is going to get her wish -- especially not while she's stuck working at a summer camp for musically gifted kids. Then the father of a missing girl shows up to beg Jess to find his daughter. Jess can't say no, but now the feds are on her trail again, as is one ornery stepdad, who'd like to see Lightning Girl...well, dead.
It wasn't her fault. Sixteen-year-old Jessica Mastriani was on vacation when classmate Amber Mackey went missing. How could Jess -- even with her newly acquired psychic ability to find anyone, anywhere -- have stopped the varsity cheerleader from turning up dead, without having known she was missing in the first place?
But ignorance is apparently no excuse. Most of the student population at Ernest Pyle High School seem to blame Jess for Amber's brutal slaying. Jess has never been particularly popular, but she'd been hoping to start her junior year off right -- slumber parties instead of fist fights, and invitations to prom instead of detention.
But when yet another cheerleader disappears, Jess is given a chance to redeem herself. If she can just find Heather Montrose -- without letting the Feds know she still has her psychic powers -- before Heather, too, is murdered, maybe Jess will finally have a chance to be part of the incrowd....
Except that it's starting to look like being In at Ernie Pyle High just might get you -- not to mention your loved ones -- killed. So much for popularity.
DESCARGAR EN INGLES (lit)
Sixteen-year-old Jessica Mastriani knew she wasn't going to be able to hide her psychic powers from the U.S. government -- interested in utilizing her special skills for their own devices -- forever. But she never thought that she and Cyrus Krantz, the special agent brought in to "convince" Jess to join his elite team of "specially gifted" crime solvers, would turn out to have something in common.
But when a local boy's disappearance is attributed to a backwoods militia group, Jess's goal -- to find the missing child -- and Dr. Krantz's -- to stop a group of madmen before they kill again -- turn out to be one and the same. Suddenly Jess finds herself working with one enemy in order to stop a far worse one. In an atmosphere of hate and fear, can Jess and Dr. Krantz -- not to mention Jess's would-be boyfriend, Rob -- work together to unite a community and save a life...without losing their own?
DESCARGAR EN INGLES (lit)
5. Missing You.
Ever since a walk home on a particularly stormy day, Jessica Mastriani has had an ability like no other. She became known worldwide as Lightning Girl—a psychic who could find the location of anyone, dead or alive. Jess finally had no choice but to embrace her newfound talent, and ended up lending her skills to the U.S. government.
But her work for them has taken a terrible toll, and Jess resurfaces months later a shadow of her former self, her powers gone, Lightning Girl no more. Her only hope is starting over in a new place, a big city where nobody knows her. It's only when Rob Wilkins unexpectedly shows up on her doorstep that she's forced to face her past. Rob, all the way from back home, needs her help. But how can Jess, her powers gone, find anyone, let alone the sister of a man she once loved . . . when she can't even find herself?