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, Mystery, Cultural, Canada, Fantasy

Reviews Clara Voyant

  • [Shai] 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...
  • Mandy
    This was adorable and fun and quirky and I was in deep with this one. MG is killing it, and this is just the latest edition of Middle Grade showing its fine writing skills.This book is really light and fluffy and quirky. It has an intriguing premise of a girl who is determined to write a hard hitting piece of junior high journalism but somehow gets stuck with writing the horoscope -to her horror and to the delight of her hippy mother and her morb...
  • 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… ...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Danielle
    "You shouldn't do what other people want you to do with your life. You should stick with your own dreams."
  • Rendz
    4.5! I'm just smiling and smiling and smiling. ___This book was absolutely positively adorable and I loved every second of it. It was a fast and funny read, and I found the zodiac element very entertaining. Plus, it is set in Canada, specifically Toronto, so stay tuned for an appearance by Patriotic Rendz later on in this review!What I Liked:Characters:Clara: My fellow Cancerian, she was an absolute rock star and I loved her! Clara at the beginni...
  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
    MY RATING: 4/5 STARSI received a copy from Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for a honest review.I don't typically read middle-grade novels. It usually has to do with something about the writing style that really ticks me off. Like it's either too simplistic or characters are too animated. Although, Clara Voyant, is a middle-grade novel with the writing style I just described, I found myself thoroughly enjoying the story after a few chapter...
  • 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 ...
  • Shelby M. (Read and Find Out)
    I've been trying to think about what to say in this review for over a month now, and I'm still not sure. This was a cute middle grade contemporary with a bit of mystery and mysticism. Clara is at a new school and has moved into a new neighborhood. I enjoyed the little plot throughout, but other than that I found it to be simplistic. I would say that this is a middle grade that doesn't hold up for older audiences.
  • 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!
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Sonia
    I loved this book! I absolutely believe in these sort of mystical things like clairvoyance, horoscopes, reading tea leaves, herbal thingies (not exactly sure what to call them), and all the other things mentioned in this book. I connected with all the characters, even the terror of a custodian, Mrs. Major, and the guy who runs the taco truck.The main character, Clara Costa, starts out not believing in any of the craziness, (or "woo", as her grand...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Lisa Lewis
    I enjoyed Clara Voyant by Rachelle Delaney so much. Clara doesn’t believe in all the “woo” of magic, mysticism, and astrology. As she writes for the school paper and tries to solve a mystery, Clara discovers she might just be clairvoyant! Thank you Penguin Random House for an ARC of this delightful book. #collabookation
  • 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...
  • Zanereads
    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...
  • Jayde
    This was quite a fun read! I loved Clara, who moves away from home to Kensington Market with her mother Gaby after her grandmother Elaine decides to retire in Florida. Elaine is practical and reasonable and not captured by "woo." Gaby, on the other hand, is the opposite. She is a little bit witchy, works selling herbal remedies, wears crazy flowy skirts and is concerned with horoscopes. Clara falls somewhere between. She likes the freedom she has...
  • 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...