That Truthful Place

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
208 Pages
Reviewed on 12/30/2014
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Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite

Having some type of super power may be every kid’s dream but when it seems to actually be happening, it is more than a little scary. That Truthful Place by Patty Lesser pits a group of special kids against a ruthless doctor who wants to know what makes them so unique. After experiencing a three-day coma beginning the night of their 13th birthday, these 10 kids unite with their newly developed telepathic abilities to create a group that seems to be headed for some special purpose. Alex, Kat and all the rest each have a particular talent that will be needed for a future society. The main question they share is why! Not having any idea why they have been chosen to function with these particular abilities, they support one another and continually practice to strengthen and perfect each unique skill. Keeping these gifts hidden from the public, they have to go into hiding when the doctor who treated Alex realizes that there is some connection between these ten kids from across the US and Canada. Can they keep him from discovering their secret? Only trust in themselves and in each other can prevent their world from being exposed.

Smoothly written and well-paced, That Truthful Place by Patty Lesser is a sure hit for children who are interested in fantasy and science fiction. With otherwise ‘normal’ kids developing special abilities, the story grabs the reader’s interest as the plot grows. It is interesting to see how these kids react to and solve problems by listening to one another and observing experts. That is certainly a wonderful lesson for people of all ages. Great story! I really got into it and enjoyed every moment.