Called Upon by Bethany Lee is a young adult novel that was edited by Jennifer Harshman. An edited version of the Amazon description of the book is below.
Bethany Lee was a joy to work with, and this book had my attention as a reader as well as an editor. Some books are a challenge to edit because the story sucks the reader in. I was eager to see how everything would turn out. I think you’ll like it, too. Don’t let the genre fool you. Sure, it’s a young adult novel, but plenty of adults will love it, too.
Told from the perspective of three seemingly unconnected teenagers, Called Upon steers the adolescent reader through a series of twists and turns that merge with jaw-dropping results.
Kaitlin is a high school student who just can’t catch a break. She hopes the camp her mother is forcing her to attend will be different, a fresh start where she can make some friends. Some strange things are going on anomalies: creepy counselors, 24-hour video surveillance, and campers disappearing quietly into the night. Dr. Forsythe, the mastermind behind the Overlook experiment, explains that Kaitlin has a genetic gift—one that lay dormant until her stay at summer camp. Having never considered herself normal, let alone special, Kaitlin is dazzled to have an ability with world-changing implications.
After receiving a terrifying warning from Dr. Forsythe’s embittered son and then discovering a dead body in the doctor’s walk-in freezer, Kaitlin must decide whether to embrace her new gift and follow Dr. Forsythe, or use her gift to defeat the very system from which it was created.
By the end, readers come away from Called Upon feeling surprised and exhilarated. They will also, like Kaitlin, leave with a new understanding of their own intrinsic worth and limitless potential.
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