Clara Voyant by Rachelle Delaney

Clara Voyant

Clara can't believe her no-nonsense grandmother has just up and moved to Florida, leaving Clara and her mother on their own for the first time. This means her mother can finally "follow her bliss," which involves moving to a tiny apartment in Kensington Market, working at a herbal remedy shop and trying to develop her so-called mystical powers. Clara tries to make the best of a bad situation by joining the newspaper staff at her new middle school...

Details Clara Voyant

TitleClara Voyant
Release DateMay 15th, 2018
PublisherPuffin Canada
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Fantasy, Cultural, Canada

Reviews Clara Voyant

  • [Shai] The Bibliophage
    Clara Voyant is a light read and an enjoyable middle-grade book that narrates the story of Clara Costa, a middle-grade school student from Kensington Middle School who is one of the new staff of the school's Gazette. She dreams of having her own column from the said school newspaper, but their editor Wesley Ferris gave her writing tasks that are not suitable to Clara's taste. The most notable one that Wesley gave her was when she was assigned to ...
  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    ★★★★✬ 4.5 starsWhy I recommend this book:1. It's very relaxing!2. A very awesome, colorful cast3. Strong girls who mean business, good role models4. A message about counting your blessings5. It talks about loss and change, but in an upbeat manner.If you want to read more about these points or see ALL the GIFs, come here and read the full review on my blog.These are the books I recommend based on this one, reasons also on the blog post: ...
  • Pia
    *I got a free copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review* Clara is a rational thinking girl who doesn't believe in anything magical or that doesn't have a logical explanation. But sadly for her it seems that can't escape those crazy ideas, not in her school where she's doom to write the horoscope in the school newspaper, not in the new weird neighborhood where she lives with her mother, Gabby. ✸ Setting...
  • Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))
    Me now loved this story and I know 5th/6th grade-Stephanie would have *really* loved this story.Clara is a practical girl that has to come to terms with her more bohemian mother/new lifestyle after they move to the colorful Kensington Market. She meets Maeve, who turns out to be a wonderful and supportive best friend and one of the best friend characters I’ve read in awhile. Clara and Maeve solve a mystery and discover some talents and themselv...
  • Baillie
    Now I haven’t read a “children’s” book in a very long time. That being said, I liked Rachelle Delaney’s “Clara Voyant.” It was a light, easy read that made me smile. I often found myself reminiscing on my own elementary school experiences. And I loved the fact that it was set in Toronto. Oddly enough I found some of the names of the characters a little out there and distracting. I had trouble following at the beginning since she ref...
  • Manon
    I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Clara moved to a new neighborhood recently and doesn’t really like it. The people here are too weird and it doesn’t help that all her mother is talk about herbs, ghosts and powers.What Clara wants to do is stick to the fact and become a journalist. She actually writes at her school’s paper but the editor only gives her small articles to do until she gets her own column… ...
  • MissBecka
    Thank you so much to NetGalley and Puffin Canada for gracing me with a copy of this light and breezing book. This was exactly what I needed on a Saturday morning filled with freezing rain!This middle grade story stars Clara, a skeptic of the paranormal who is assigned the horoscopes column at her school paper. This in turn earns her the name Clara Voyant, much to her chagrin. All she wants is her chance to prove her talent as a serious journalist...
  • Vikki VanSickle
    A totally delightful read featuring gentle mother-daughter conflict, lots of middle school drama, a mystery, potential psychic ability, all set in Toronto's vibrant Kensington Market and told from Clara's slightly dry, pitch-perfect tween first person perspective.
  • Karen Upper
    Clara's passion for writing lands her as a "Newsies" in the school newspaper....but her assignments leave her longing to write a more 'hard-hitting investigative piece' if only given the opportunity! Trying to plead her case, Clara is given a new assignment...writing horoscopes.....not the type of journalism she had in mind! Determination and creativity take Clara into a new direction where she discovers things about herself that turns her world ...
  • Nabila Shaikh
    "A wise person once told me that people are in charge of their own destinies. You can't decide what will happen to you, but you can decide how you'll react." The book is based on Clara, a girl who doesn't believe in mystical powers & superstitions and calls all those things "woo". Clara and her mother move into a tiny apartment above a herbal remedy shop in Kensington market when her grandmother moves to Florida and Clara doesn't like the change ...
  • Rini Budihartati
    I got an ARC copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Clara Voyant was a book about Clara Costa, a girl who didn't believe in things like magic or "woo" her grandmother, Elaine, would say. Unlike her grandmother, her mother Gaby, believed and liked these kind of things. Clara and Gaby just moved out to a new apartment in a new neighborhood called Kensington Market. While, Elaine moved out to West Palm Beach. Clara missed ...
  • Laura
    Kids don't always agree with what parents ideals are. Clara is stuck with a "woo" mother who has a beaded doorway, and has a great aunt who was a witch, and makes herbal remedies for people. Clara just wants a normal life, with normal kids, in a normal school. And she wants to be a journalist.Very realistic feelings from Clara. Fun little story, which is about more than Clara writing a horoscope that appears to come true.Quick reading, as it is m...
  • Deepika Ramesh
    This is a cute little book with a cuter message at its heart. While the story picked up some pace only almost after half the book and the dialogues had rough edges, they are not huge complaints. I loved hanging out at Kingston Market with Clara and Gaby and their weird, kind friends. I wish I were clairvoyant too. I wish I could see my dear ones' fortune. There is so much magic in this book. A treat for young readers and readers like me who love ...
  • Shelby M. (Read and Find Out)
    Review to come.
  • Tanya Kyi
    Such a fantastic read, with a hilarious concept, a quirky cast of characters, and Rachelle Delaney's trademark humour throughout. Plus: best cover ever!
  • Wensday
    I thought the book was really cute and would suggest it for those 9-12 years old although it will be enjoyed by all age groups. The book flowed along and the characters were not 2-dimensional. Sometimes in life we don't get what we want, but we have to play the cards we're dealt. I would really enjoy this if it becomes a series.
  • Cami
    I forgot to write a review last year so here it is:I did like this book, I think that it can almost bring back memories from middle school. I would recommend this book for the ones that feel like reading something simple, and yet with a good plot.
  • Pop Bop
    A Switch on the Family CozyUsually, in my experience, when you have a warm and fuzzy family/neighborhood cozy it's powered by a big-hearted and optimistic kid heroine who thaws out the frosty adults around her. Very Pollyanna, (which, by the way, is a way better book than common memory gives it credit for). The inside joke in "Clara Voyant", though, is that the tween heroine is the one who's sort of cold and grumpy and prickly, and it's the adult...
  • Amanda
    I was fortunate to receive a digital ARC of Rachelle Delaney’s Clara Voyant via Net Galley, thanks to the lovely folks over at Penguin Random House Canada. When I saw the adorable cover and title, I knew I needed to pick this book up. The novel tells the story of sixth grader, Clara, as she tries to “prove her chops” and obtain an investigative piece for her school’s newspaper. To her dismay, she winds up running the paper’s horoscope c...
  • Mostly Book Reviews
    Thank you to Netgally and Penguin Random House Canada for the free advance readers copy for my honest review.4/5 Stars! ( 4 stars because I really wish this was a graphic novel. hehe)~~~Clara can't believe her no-nonsense grandmother has just up and moved to Florida, leaving Clara and her mother on their own for the first time. This means her mother can finally "follow her bliss," which involves moving to a tiny apartment in Kensington Market, wo...
  • Laly
    I received a copy of this novel from the publisher via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Clara Voyant tells the story of young, pragmatic Clara. A 13-year-old girl who recently had her world turned upside down by her grandmother’s move to Florida and her mother’s decision to move from their sensible neighbourhood to “Woo Land” in Kensington Market.Clara considers herself to be just like her grandmother: sensible, logical, and d...
  • Grace Bowling
    Clara Voyant by Rachelle Delaney is all about a girl named Clara who does not believe in "woo" as her grandmother Elaine calls it. Her mother Gaby, and her best friend Mauve, however are all about the woo. Gaby works in a store selling herbs and making potions to cure people's ailments. She and Clara live in the tiny apartment above the store. Clara wished her life were more normal. All she wants is to be a journalist. The problem with that is he...
  • Samantha
    I was provided an ARC by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This story was so fun and mystical!Clara is a sixth grader who dreams of writing hard-hitting articles for her middle school newspaper, but she gets stuck writing the horoscopes. This is horrible for Clara since she hates all thing mystical and magical. But then her horoscopes start coming true and her classmates start relying on her clairvoyance to help guide their decisions - w...
  • Faizal
    *POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD… BEWARE*Before the review, I just want to say that the cover is PHENOMENAL!!Clara Voyant was an exceptional novel. It’s one of those novels where once you get hooked; it’s hard to put down. You really get drawn into the story, especially with the main character Clara and her best friend Maeve. There is a joke about how introverts make friends: an extrovert found them, liked them, and adopted them. That joke applies ...
  • Kat
    #claravoyant #netgalleyWhat a sweet, realistic book for children! Clara doesn't believe in magical powers. She is a rational, practical thinker. When her Grandmother moves to Florida, she and her Mom are on their own for really the first time. Her free-spirited mother has decided to follow her heart and create change in her own life as well. Leaving Clara a little conflicted on life. In the realm of change, Clara decides to join the school newspa...
  • Elisheva Rina
    Clara insists she is NOT clairvoyant...although that point is not really clear in this quick, fun middle-grade read! Clara really misses her grandmother Elaine, who seems to be very strict and cold (and I don't really understand why Clara likes her), and constantly feels annoyed with her flighty mother's quirky antics (like seances with kooks). After her grandmother moved out, Clara's mother seizes the opportunity to work in a weird store that se...
  • Jill Jemmett
    I really liked this middle grade novel!This story is set in Toronto, in Kensington Market. It’s a quirky area of the city, so it is perfect for Clara’s mystical mother.I liked the twist on the story when Clara had to write horoscopes. She didn’t want to write them because she didn’t want to be like her mother, and then she was shocked when they started coming true! She was given the nickname Clara Voyant, but she suspected it was probably...
  • Kristin Crouch
    Thank you to Penguin Random House and Rachelle Delaney for providing an ARC for #collabookation to review. Clara is a ‘newbie newsie’ at school because she seriously wants her journalism career to start right now! When she gets assigned to write the horoscopes, she is determined to ditch that assignment for more hard-hitting issues (like the school’s stolen mascot). Turns out, Clara has a knack for predicting the future, and her horoscopes ...
  • Kathie
    This was a really enjoyable read!Clara has dreams of being a journalist, but first, she needs to survive the school newspaper. She's not impressed when she's given the job of writing horoscopes, especially since she's not into any of that "woo" stuff that her mom likes. But as Clara begins to investigate the mystery of the missing school mascot, Clara discovers that there might just be more to her predictions and feelings than she expected.I like...
  • Angela
    I enjoyed this quick read about a middle-schooler feeling out of place in her new neighborhood. Clara likes things to be "normal" however this is not her mother's style. Clara doesn't enjoy her mother's job, new friends, or where they live after her practical grandmother moves to Florida leaving them on their own for the first time. What Clara does enjoy is being part of the school newsletter. At least until she is assigned to write the horoscope...