The Naturals

Barnes, Jennifer

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Naturals
"Seventeen-year-old Cassie, who has a natural ability to read people, joins an elite group of criminal profilers at the FBI in order to help solve cold cases"--
Publisher: New York :, Hyperion,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 1423168232
Characteristics: 308 pages


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This book has a lot of action, a bit of gore and interesting characters. The main character is seventeen year old Cassie, who has a natural talent for taking in details of others' behaviour and personalities and life styles, and has a cold case in her own life. She is approached by the FBI to train and join other teens with special talents to assist is solving cold case files. A very good read.

Jun 17, 2014
  • gvlee rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Crime fiction for very young teens, with a love triangle thrown in for good measure. A bit too simplistic for older teens; I would recommend for those around 12-14 years.

Jun 17, 2014
  • tigerlilies rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A good mystery full of suspense that leaves you wondering and racing to end the book with a twist that may surprise you.

May 12, 2014
  • Cdnbookworm rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This teen novel is set around a group of teenagers, but the girl telling the story 17-year-old Cassie. Five years ago, Cassie came across a difficult scene to deal with. Her mother was missing and her mother's dressing room showed signs of a violent struggle with lots of blood. No body has ever been found, and Cassie was sent to live with her paternal grandmother, since her father was stationed overseas with the military.
When Cassie is approached in the restaurant she waitresses in by the FBI, she is taken aback. They want her to join a group of teenagers being specially trained to take advantage of natural skills each has to do with solving crimes. They believe that Cassie is a natural profiler and with the right training she can be very skilled and a benefit to the FBI in solving cold cases. Cassie agrees to join the group, believing that this opportunity might bring her closer to answers about her mother. She meets a group of teens with very interesting interests and soon finds herself immersed in training.
But when a current case starts to get personal, Cassie and her fellow students find themselves trying to stay ahead of a very clever killer.
The characters here are interesting, each with their own quirk, hard to get to know, and eager to develop their skills. Cassie finds herself unable to stay on the sidelines, which she has done up until now, and learns some things about her own issues as she does.

I loved this book! Romance, suspense, mystery, a bit of gore. I love books with teenagers taking on adult problems and living together


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