Meg Cabot has also wrote many books that were not published under her real name, but instead under her pen name, Jenny
Carroll. She published two series, 1-800-WHERE-R-U and The Mediator series. 1-800 is a series about
a girl named Jessica Mastriani who is struck by lightning and develops dreams in which she can find missing children. The
FBI soon discover her secret and are on a hunt to find her and use her power. 1-800-WHERE-R-U recently turned into
a series based on the series called 1-800-MISSING on the LIFETIME CHANNEL. 1-800-WHERE-R-U as been republished under
Meg's real name. The series, so far, has 4 books published: When LIghtning Strikes, Code Name Cassandra, Safe House,
Just because her best friend wants to exercise, Jessica Mastriani agrees to walk the two miles home
from their high school. Straight into a huge Indiana thunderstorm -- and straight into trouble.
Not that Jess has never been in trouble before. Her extracurricular activities, instead of cheerleading
or 4-H, include fistfights with the football team and monthlong stints in detention -- luckily, sitting right next to Rob,
the sexiest senior around. But this trouble is serious.
Because somehow on that long walk home, Jessica acquired a newfound talent. An amazing power that can
be used for good...or for evil.
Jess Mastriani -- dubbed "Lightning Girl" by the press when, after a huge storm, she developed a
psychic ability to find missing children -- has lost her miraculous powers. Or has she? She would like the media and the government
to think so. All Jess wants is to be left alone, by everyone except sexy Rob Wilkins -- who still hasn't called, by the way....
But it doesn't look like Jess is going to get her wish -- especially not while she's stuck working
at a summer camp for musically gifted kids. Then the father of a missing girl shows up to beg Jess to find his daughter. Jess
can't say no, but now the feds are on her trail again, as is one ornery stepdad, who'd like to see Lightning Girl...well,
It wasn't her fault. Sixteen-year-old Jessica Mastriani was on vacation when classmate Amber Mackey
went missing. How could Jess -- even with her newly acquired psychic ability to find anyone, anywhere -- have stopped the
varsity cheerleader from turning up dead, without having known she was missing in the first place?
But ignorance is apparently no excuse. Most of the student population at Ernest Pyle High School seem
to blame Jess for Amber's brutal slaying. Jess has never been particularly popular, but she'd been hoping to start her junior
year off right -- slumber parties instead of fist fights, and invitations to prom instead of detention.
But when yet another cheerleader disappears, Jess is given a chance to redeem herself. If she can just
find Heather Montrose -- without letting the Feds know she still has her psychic powers -- before Heather, too, is murdered,
maybe Jess will finally have a chance to be part of the in-crowd....
Except that it's starting to look like being In at Ernie Pyle High just might get you -- not to mention
your loved ones -- killed. So much for popularity.
Sixteen-year-old Jessica Mastriani knew she wasn't going to be able to hide her psychic powers from
the U.S. government -- interested in utilizing her special skills for their own devices -- forever. but she never thought
that she and Cyrus Krantz, the special agent brought in to "convince" Jess to join his elite team of "specially gifted" crime
solvers, would turn out to have something in common.
But when a local boy's disappearance is attributed to a backwoods militia group, Jess's goal -- to
find the missing child -- and Dr. Krantz's -- to stop a group of madmen before they kill again -- turn out to be one and the
same. Suddenly Jess finds herself working with one enemy in order to stop a far worse one. In an atmosphere of hate and fear,
can Jess and Dr. Krantz -- not to mention Jess's would-be boyfriend, Rob -- work together to unite a community and save a
life...without losing their own?