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The problem with prophecies / Scott Reintgen.

Reintgen, Scott, (author.).


Most people inherit eye colors or heirlooms, but for Celia Cleary, the gift of prophecy has been passed down in her family for generations. And on the 4,444th day of her life, Celia will have her first vision. But nothing could have prepared her for what she sees--the quiet boy down the street, Jeffrey Johnson, is about to die. Determined to save him despite her grandmother's warnings against it, Celia alters events to stop her vision from playing out. But for each prophecy she avoids, another one takes its place, putting Jeffrey in constant danger. Fate has made its choice, and it's not giving up the hunt. Focusing on homework or friends isn't easy when you're going head-to-head with death, and keeping Jeffrey Johnson alive is throwing Celia's seventh-grade year into chaos. It doesn't help that she's getting to know Jeffrey more and more with each new rescue attempt. It really doesn't help when she realizes she kind of likes him. Will Celia's gifts be enough to thwart fate? Or are some things in life inevitable? -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781665903578
  • ISBN: 1665903570
  • ISBN: 9781665903585
  • ISBN: 1665903589
  • ISBN: 9780800051617
  • ISBN: 0800051610
  • Physical Description: 338 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Aladdin hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date, and paging may vary.
Formatted Contents Note:
The 4,444th day -- The first vision -- As fate would have it -- Second sight(ing) -- Homework -- The courtyard kids -- Awkward -- (Un)Prepared -- The assembly -- JoyRide -- Sort of stalking -- The problem(s) with prophecies -- The crab shack -- Grounded -- "Real" homework -- In the details -- Safe and sound -- The martian -- A family vision -- The art of confrontation -- Interrupted -- Bewitched -- A boy's wardrobe -- The final piece of the puzzle -- Making a plan -- Welcome to Jungle Rapids! -- Trouble in River City -- Teamwork -- Death's instrument -- The pain of knowing -- A most bizarre funeral -- Only just beginning -- Her final spell.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10 to 14. Aladdin.
HL600L Lexile
Decoding demand: 97 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 85 (very high) Structure demand: 90 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.4 8 517317.
Awards Note:
Truman Readers Award nominee, 2024-2025
Subject: Fate and fatalism > Juvenile fiction.
Prophecies > Juvenile fiction.
Visions > Juvenile fiction.
Death > Juvenile fiction.
Grandmothers > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Infatuation > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Paranormal fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

Available copies

  • 60 of 74 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Marshall. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Marshall Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 74 total copies.
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