The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind by Jackson Ford
|The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind by Jackson Ford|
|Reviewer: Holly Lewtas|
|Summary: Full of twists and turns, sass and wit, this hair-raising book will leave you anxious for a sequel.|
|Buy? Maybe||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 480||Date: June 2019|
As the title suggests, this book is all about a girl, Teagan Frost, who has psychokinesis. Forced to secretly work for the government along with a few unique (and shady) individuals, Teagan has to use her power for unimaginable tasks. All of this whilst under the pretence of working for a moving-company. After her latest job goes wrong and her and the team escape by the skin of their teeth, Teagan finds herself as a murder suspect when the victim is found in such a way that only she could have committed the crime. The rest of the story unfolds in a fast-paced race against time to clear Teagan's name and find out exactly what has happened. Is it possible that someone with a gift like Teagan's has managed to fly under the radar?
I was immediately drawn to this book by the simple yet quirky title which hints at the kind of narratorial style you experience throughout. Teagan, the narrator for the majority of the book, frequently talks directly to the reader, immersing you deeper into the story and forming a connection between you both. Not only this but Teagan is simply hilarious with her brutal honesty and sarcastic manner; it is difficult not to love her! Even in nerve-wracking parts of the book Teagan manages to add in a risky, sassy comment.
Also, several chapters are narrated from the point of view of Jake who you find out early on has psychokinesis too. Jake and Teagan have both been brought up very differently, with Jake having hidden his power, rarely using it, whilst Teagan is forced to work for the government or risk being locked up and tested on. Because of this, you would expect Teagan to be the more merciless character, however, the exact opposite is the case. Instead, Jake comes across as cold-hearted and difficult to like, at times leaving me speechless due to the lengths he will go to in order to find out about his origins. He is a sharp contrast to Teagan, but, although I found him unlikeable, I don't think the book would have been as good without him.
Originally, I was worried that by having two narrators some of the suspense of the story would be lost as it seemed quite easy to fill in the blanks once you are introduced to Jake. The author completely surprised me however with the amount of twists that he managed to incorporate, leaving me shocked on numerous occasions. Although in a sense you are getting both sides of the story, there is a blurring in the middle as you try to work out how Teagan and Jake are linked. Upon discovering their commonality you will be left astonished. Yet, the suspense does not end there as the book ends on a cliff hanger that comes from out of nowhere. The author has paved the way for a sequel and within the space of a few pages ensures that you will be picking up their next book. Whether you are a fan of superhero books, thrillers, action-packed novels or not, this book will not disappoint.
Another witty thriller that I would recommend is Die Twice (David Trevellyan) by Andrew Grant.
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