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Sekret an empty mind is a safe mind

by Smith, Lindsay, 1984-

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Follows a group of psychic teenagers in 1960s Soviet Russia who are forced to use their powers to spy for the KGB.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In Communist Russia, Yulia has always been told that an empty mind is a safe mind. But she has never told anyone about her secret power: she can read the minds of those she touches. She learns that there are others like her when, in 1963, she is captured by the KGB as part of a clandestine program intent of developing psychic spies. While on a mission to hide details about Russia's space program from the U.S., Yulia uncovers secrets about her family and begins to see a world full of deceit and power. She becomes torn between trying to figure out a way to escape and the handsome, charming Sergei, who wants her to cooperate with the KGB. Everyone around her has powers and secrets, so whom can she trust? Smith's history adventure debut includes both paranormal and romance elements, and while it begins slowly, the momentum becomes breakneck when secrets are revealed readers will never know what is to be believed. Yulia's story does not feel fully completed, which may mean there is more yet to come.--Thompson, Sarah Bean Copyright 2014 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this smart and fresh supernatural take on the spy novel, it's 1963, and the Soviet Union and United States are deep into the Cold War, with spycraft a necessary trade on both sides. Yulia Andreevna Chernina, 17, has the unfortunate luck of getting scooped up by the psychic branch of the KGB for her ability to "read" the past when she touches an object. She is quickly swept into a world of Soviet spies, imprisoned in a house with other similarly gifted young men and women, all conscripted to unearth top-secret information from the Americans. Though Yulia yearns for escape and reunite with her family, she also learns valuable skills from the KGB's psychic guardians, including how to shield her mind from other psychics through music. Debut novelist Smith's background in foreign affairs and Russian culture shines through in the historical context of her story and the political savvy of her characters and plot. As one character puts it: "Space, weapons, psychics. Arms races, all of them, going nowhere." Ages 12-up. Agent: Mandy Hubbard, D4EO Literary Agency. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects KGB Fiction
Spies Fiction
Psychic ability Fiction
Psychic ability Juvenile fiction
Historical Fiction
Young Adult Fiction
Soviet Union History 1953-1985 Fiction.
Electronic books.
Young adult fiction.
Spy stories.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Roaring Brook Press2014
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience 770
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781596438934
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