The Ability

By M.M Vaughan

Jun 14, 2013 | Reviewed by TFK Kid Reporter Storm Bria-Rose Bookhard

Genre: Fantasy

Number of pages: 336

What’s the basic story line?

Christopher Lane is an outcast. His mother pays little attention to him, and he has grown up feeling unwanted. But that changes when Christopher’s natural gifts are recognized by the prestigious Holt Academy. He finds out that he has special powers and learns how to utilize his gifts. Eventually, though, he faces great challenges. And if he wants to keep his new life, he will have to overcome them.

Are the characters believable?

The characters are very believable. Readers will find Christopher Lane easy to relate to because of his reactions to situations and people. When Miss Sonata of the Holt Academy acknowledges his true potential, he is surprised and humbled that someone appreciates him. When he realizes that his teachers at the academy have faith in him, he starts to have faith in himself.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being best), how would you rate this book?

I would give The Ability an 8. If you enjoy stories filled with mystery and suspense, then it is a must-have addition to your booklist.