The Third Eye by Lois Duncan

18 Jun


The Third Eye

Author: Lois Duncan

Pages [paperback]: 220

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Opening Lines: Bobby Zenner disappeared sometime between noon and one o’clock on the third Saturday in April. Later, under police questioning, Karen would not be able to pinpoint it any more closely than that.

Favorite Character: Ron


When Karen closes her eyes, the visions come. Through time and space, she sees a place where stolen children sleep. And if Karen denies a young policeman’s request for help, the children may never go home again.


I borrowed this book from a friend last week, not knowing much about it but thinking it looked pretty interesting. And it was interesting. The plot moved along quickly and kept me coming back for more. But the characters were dry and hard to picture. I never really figured out how old Ron was, and couldn’t image the bond between him and Karen as a result. Karen was utterly, hopelessly dependent on others and what they wanted for her to do. She was also incredibly selfish-if you knew that you could save dozens of babies, would you run away to California and pretend that you could do nothing at all? I think not.

The ending, however, was fabulous. That’s what redeemed the story for me. It tied up the past and gave a glimpse into the future. That was by far my favorite part.

Though I didn’t really hate this book, it wasn’t one of my favorites. It’s more of one of those that you can read if you want to, but if you have something better available, don’t bother. I give ‘The Third Eye 3/5 stars.

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9 Responses to “The Third Eye by Lois Duncan”

  1. katie November 3, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    I really need help with this book i dont get any of it. And its due tom. blaaaahhhhhhhhhh … dang reading class


  2. Anonymous March 15, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    could you give me a visual description of all of the characters? and maybe a hollywood star name that look similar to the description please that could play the role of that character in a movie? thx thx thx u u u !!!


  3. anonymous August 20, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    i really need some help with this book its for reading class and i dont understand it


  4. Anonymous October 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    I realy liked the book. it was so interesting.


  5. Blodgett May 11, 2013 at 11:57 pm #

    Tollay live this book. Its pretty small compared to wat I read but its amazing I love the ending. Usually I read books that r not just humans; like ware wolfs warlocks vampires ect. Can’t wait to read it again.


    • Blodgett May 12, 2013 at 12:00 am #

      I mean love


    • Kayla May 12, 2013 at 12:03 am #

      Yeah, it’s a lot different from what I usually read, too, but I thought the concept was so interesting!



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