On a lark, Penny Fitzsimmons, 17, decides to talk with the medium at her mother’s psychic party, but after the bad dreams and visions begin, she begins to wonder if the psychic’s reading might be more than just silly fun. As if dealing with her parents’ recent divorce, her father’s recovery from alcoholism, a mind-numbing job at the grocery store and an annoying little sister are not enough, Penny must now deal with the fact that she might have been in love with the same boy for a thousand years. What begins as dizzy spells and confusing nightmares soon turns more supernatural as she is able to predict future events. Never becoming too far-fetched, McAuley’s debut braids the three ribbons of fantasy, mystery and romance into an enjoyable plait that is as smart as it is entertaining. Supernatural and real.