Clairboyance (Hardcover)

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Clairboyance (Hardcover)


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Perfect for fans of Debbi Michiko Florence and Lisa Greenwald, Clairboyance’s heartfelt and sweet coming of age story with a touch of magic follows Clara as her life is turned upside down when she discovers that she has boy-specific ESP abilities.

After accidentally wishing on a family heirloom to hear what boys are thinking, Clara wakes up the next day able to do just that. Every idea, every worry, every generous or petty thought crossing their minds—somehow, they now form a chorus of voices in hers.

But why couldn’t her newfound powers have arrived sooner? Then, maybe, she could have stopped her ex–best friend Leo from betraying her and ditching her for the more popular kids. At least her dad is open to the idea of moving her off O‘ahu and out to Arizona to be with him.

If Clara can use what she hears to solve her problems, then her powers might just be able to make up for lost time—but instead, she ends up making a bigger mess of everything. While scrambling to fix her mistakes, Clara must question old friendships, enter into new ones, and try to figure out what makes a home, and if she is willing to leave hers behind.

Kristiana Kahakauwila is an award-winning writer of kanaka maoli (Native Hawaiian), Norwegian, and German descent. An associate professor at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, she teaches creative writing both there and at the Institute of American Indian Arts. In her free time, she enjoys running, surfing, and spending time with her ‘ohana. Clairboyance is her first book for young readers. 

Product Details ISBN: 9780063045354
ISBN-10: 0063045354
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: May 14th, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English

"Kahakauwila crafts a love letter to Hawaiian culture, identity, and landscape and captures the uncertainty and confusion of navigating middle school, fashioning a heartfelt debut that emits positivity, optimism, and warm vibes." — Publishers Weekly

"A beautiful celebration of Hawai‘i, including family, community, history, and the land." — Kirkus Reviews

"Kahakauwila’s superpower is to create a coming-of-age story full of compassion and insight.” — John David Anderson, author of Posted

“A moving tribute to the place we call home.” — Malia Maunakea, author of Lei and the Fire Goddess

“A truly engaging story.” — Marie Arnold, author of The Year I Flew Away and I Rise