I Can See ClearlyNew
Luc becomes caught in a tangled web of espionage, blackmailed by the CIA to use his powers of remote viewing to spy for them. This creates conflict in his life, most significant—how can he pursue his long-time dream of playing varsity ball for a top college; major in engineering; and possibly go pro after graduation. I Can See Clearly is the story of a talented teenager seeking the Meaning of Life and his Life Purpose, while fighting the grip of the CIA.
One thing that sets this book apart is Luc’s Sicilian ancestry. There is a lengthy author’s note at the beginning explaining Luc’s insistence on swearing in Italian, and there are footnotes with the meanings of all of his colorful outbursts, as well as a glossary of the terms in the back. This, along with the philosophical nature of much of the story, makes this best suited for a high school audience.
Readers who want their explosions combined with Eastern philosophy, Italian cuisine, and helicopter parents will enjoy Luc’s exploits as he journeys toward understanding what has happened to him, his greater purpose, and some level of enlightenment.