At the age of eleven, Kara Martinez died for eleven minutes.
An accident that also killed her father and changed her family forever. While awaking in the hospital, Kara believed she saw angels in the hospital, walking souls that no one else could see. Then the strange visions began…moments of time where she could see images on people. Words repeated to her on the television, in magazines, by someone talking to her. All the signs seemed to piece together like a puzzle for her to solve in order to stop someone from experiencing an unfortunate fate. To escape the confinement of a mental hospital, she learned to keep her ability secret and keep up the charade of perfection for her mother.
Her readers know her as the Sign Seer.
As Kara follows the signs, she blogs anonymously about her ability. Her next puzzle brings her close to Anthony, a mysterious boy from the wrong side of town, and as she sees the flash of a gun on a fellow classmate the stakes are raised higher than ever before. Can Kara solve this puzzle before it’s too late, without falling into a dangerous fate of her own?
* This novel is a reissue and was previously published with MTV/Pocket Books.
Invisible Touch Honors
Chosen for the California Readers 2011 High School Reading Collection
Given the Golden Star Award of Excellence by TeensReadToo
Recommended by Color Online for “Hispanic Heritage Month” Reading List 2009
“A magical blending of mystery, romance, and deep and dangerous secrets. Kelly Parra’s Invisible Touch is an action-packed coming-of-age novel, sure to keep readers turning pages and begging for a sequel.”
~ Bestselling author Laurie Faria Stolarz
“Invisible Touch is a fast-paced, gripping book full of teenage secrets, alienation and hidden pain. It’s also incredibly tender and full of hope and made me stay up all night to finish it. Read this book, you won’t be disappointed”
~ Amanda Ashby, author of You Had Me At Halo & Zombie Queen of Newbury High
“17 year-old Kara Martinez sees signs. Of impending danger, like pieces to a puzzle leading to inevitable disasters that only she can prevent–if she can interpret the signs in time. As it turns out, I see signs, too. On every page of Invisible Touch. That tell me that readers are going to delight in this fast-paced, gripping story, and be kept spellbound until its surprising finish.”
~ Tina Ferraro, author of How To Hook A Hottie
“The Gold Award of Excellence! This book will have readers flipping the pages as fast as they can to find out the next step in the puzzle, as well as the search to find out more about Kara. This book shows that when you’re always looking to the future, you often forget to deal with the past. An amazing, touching novel that deals with big issues in an original context.”
~ TeensReadToo, Reviewer Lauren Ashley
Kelly Parra is a California writer of multicultural teen novels, commercial fiction, and short stories. Her young adult novels are Graffiti Girl, Invisible Touch, and Chronicles of a Teen Supernatural Hunter. Criminal Instinct is her adult title.