The Naturals

The Naturals

Book - 2013
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"Seventeen-year-old Cassie, who has a natural ability to read people, joins an elite group of criminal profilers at the FBI in order to help solve cold cases"--
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©2013.
ISBN: 9781423168317
Characteristics: 308 pages ;,22 cm.


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Mar 14, 2018

One of the best series I've ever read! I've never liked re-reading books but with this series, I can't help it! This series is very well written and everything is explained so clearly that there is a perfect image in my head every time that never changes.

Sep 17, 2017

I loved this book so much! It pulls you in and you can't put it down. Finished in the first day. If you love criminal minds and the csi world this is so for you.

Aug 09, 2017

Cassie’s life is turned upside down when the FBI decides to recruit her, along with a group of teenagers that possess remarkable abilities. Many people may not know that Cassie is, in fact, a profiler. She can find out information about someone based on their appearance. Cassie is part of a classified program developed by the FBI, in order to use children to help track down serial killers. To make matters worse, a serial killer seems to have taken an absurd obsession with Cassie. She must learn to trust others and work together to hunt down this killer once and for all. When I was reading this book, I was captivated yet disturbed at the same time. The author managed to transport the reader into the head of serial killers exceptionally well. 
- @Vaseline of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

When Cassie Hobbes suddenly becomes an interest of the FBI, she leaves her home where she lives with her relatives and boards a plane to Washington DC. Cassie, an 18-year-old girl, isn’t your normal teenager. For her, normal is overrated. As a child she had the ability to profile someone based on the information she gathered by analyzing him or her. Raised through a childhood of trickery and defrauding, Cassie’s profiling ability developed as she grew. When the FBI learned of this, Cassie was called in for a spot in a group called ‘The Naturals’ where other teenagers like her were placed. Her ability was put to the test when an active murderer was identified. As she works on this case secretly with the help of Michael, a boy who can read emotions and body language, and Sloane, a girl who is capable of holding a large amount of information and processing information quickly, Cassie realizes how personal this case could get. A real page-turner, anyone with an interest in crime investigation will surely love reading this book, for murder is around every corner in their world… Rating 9/10.
- @Bibliomaniac of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 11, 2017

This book is amazing. It is filled with unexpected events that keep you reading. One of the best books I have read. The beginning was a bit strange but the rest kept me turning the pages.

sarahbru17 Jul 06, 2017

Characters: 7/10
Plot: 10/10
Writing: 8/10
I really enjoyed this book. The plot was really fast-paced and engaging. I could barely put it down. It was a little on the intense side, with getting into the killer’s mind and with the way "you" killed "your" victims, but it was manageable even though I'm majorly anti-gore. The “You” sections were startling/unsettling at first, but once the reason for the “you” was explained it became more and more interesting. The whole profiling thing itself was fascinating. The characters were easily established, which meant they felt a little archetypal/stereotypical, but they also did things that were surprising and interesting.

Mar 25, 2017

This book is amazing! If you're a fan of the television show Criminal Minds, this book will not disappoint!

Nov 01, 2016

Absolutely fantastic. Jennifer Barnes has true talent. Finished the series in 4 days.

Aug 31, 2016

I couldn't sleep until I finished this book. Trust me, I had midterms and still stayed up to finish it.

lopez1013 Feb 02, 2015

I agree with an earlier rating that it seems to be mostly writtern for younger teens those that are from ages 12-14 but I am a verrrry old teen and I liked it. I'm planning to read the next book. Its very simple and easy to understand and has a nice plot.

elmoss Sep 12, 2014

This book has a lot of action, a bit of gore and interesting characters. The main character is seventeen year old Cassie, who has a natural talent for taking in details of others' behaviour and personalities and life styles, and has a cold case in her own life. She is approached by the FBI to train and join other teens with special talents to assist is solving cold case files. A very good read.

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Nov 19, 2015

Frightening or Intense Scenes: obviously, this is a crime story, but there are some graphic scenes


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