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Jarrod Thornton is mesmerizing,
but Kate Warren doesn't know why.
The moment the new guy walks into the room, Kate senses something strange and intense about him. Something supernatural. Her instincts are proven correct a few minutes later when, bullied by his classmates, Jarrod unknowingly conjures up a freak thunderstorm "inside" their classroom.
Jarrod doesn't believe in the paranormal. When Kate tries to convince him that he has extraordinary powers that need to be harnessed, he only puts up with her "hocus pocus" notions because he finds her captivating. However, the dangerous, uncontrolled strengthening of his gift finally convinces Jarrod that he must take Kate's theories seriously. Together, they embark on a remarkable journey -- one which will unravel the mystery that has haunted Jarrod's family for generations and pit the teens against immense forces in a battle to undo the past and reshape the future.
This week i'm going with a YA book i really love! Old Magic is the first YA book i've ever read. Until then i was reading books like Harry Potter and Artemis Fowl, where the romance is not in the spotlight. But since i was in high school, i wanted something more. I had my doubts about picking it up because the Greek cover simply sucks. But i did buy it and i loved it. I have read it dozens of time, gave it to friends to read too. And i know anytime that i will pick it up even now, i will enjoy it and like it more than most of the YA books now. Because it's one of the first ones, you know...It came out like in 2002! 10 years ago! It feels so old and yet it's so totally amazing!