And This Is Laura

Twelve-year old Laura is an ordinary person in a family of superstars. Her beautiful older sister is a talented actress, her older brother writes and performs music, and her little brother can recite every commercial on television from memory. Her parents are gifted, too—her mother is a famous author, her father a brilliant scientist. However, everything changes for Laura when she discovers that she has the ability to see the future. Suddenly, she has popularity, attention from her parents, even media coverage. It’s all new and so great—until her visions grow dark, and Laura realizes that her gift could turn out to be a curse!

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By Gloria (Fort Wayne, IN) · ★★★★★ · September 23, 2012
I read this book in middle school, and I found it again at St. Vincent De Paul. Loved it! Laura feels that she's ordinary. She gets straight As in school, but feels that isn't enough. Her sister, Jill, bowls and has been in every high school play. Brother Douglas is on the debate team and plays p... ...more
By Hillary (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · September 05, 2014
Another great choice for reissue from Lizzie Skurnick! I really didn't think I had read this as a kid until I got to the part about the little brother's pith helmet - unless there's another book from this era with a kid brother and a pith helmet, because I remembered nothing else about this. But... ...more
By Melody (Gresham, OR) · ★★★☆☆ · October 25, 2014
Fast-paced and fun, this doesn't plow any new ground. The protagonist is the only person in a large family who feels talentless, until she realizes she's got a Gift- she can see the future! It's a super-quick read, and engaging throughout. ...more
By Carmen (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · October 16, 2014
I'm rather surprised that people rate this as high as they do. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't all that great, either. I found it a bit boring. ...more
By Alicia (Durham, NC) · ★★★★☆ · August 28, 2014
By Annie (Berkeley, CA) · October 02, 2014
One of my favorite Lizzie Skurnick books so far. I read this as a kid and liked it; as an adult I appreciated the non-saccharin warmth of it. ...more
By Sara (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · August 16, 2011
One of my favorite Ellen Conford novels, which I've read many times since I was a kid. Even though the main character is twelve, and just started junior high, she's smart, witty and hilarious. Her motley and multi-talented family members add a lot of flavor, and her quest to stand out among them... ...more
By Lisa (Provo, UT) · ★★★☆☆ · February 13, 2012
A bit of a stretch with the whole psychic angle and a 12 year old girl discovering her "powers".

It wasn't outstanding literature, but I enjoyed it. When I was between the ages of about 10-14 the supernatural type of stuff fascinated me. I would have LOVED this book back then. ...more
By Amy (Morrisville, NC) · ★★★★★ · December 18, 2007
I haven't read this in forever (may have to check it out again), but this was the story that started my love for fantasy...even moreso than The Wizard of Oz. I love how Laura is a normal girl with one extraordinary quality. A good, good book. ...more
By Blythe · ★★★★★ · July 14, 2013
One of my favorite books during the tween/teen years -- loved its message about how we are all extraordinary, even when we think we're not. I've always remembered it! ...more