Monday, July 3, 2017
37. Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant
2017 Kids Can Press
YA CRF w/a touch of fantasy....and a little sex....
Finished Monday, 7/3/17
Goodreads rating: 3.73 - 1033 ratings
My rating: 3.5
Setting: Contemporary ...ummm....Wisconsin? Midwest, I'm pretty sure
Very cool cover.
First line/s: "I hold Josh's TI-84 in my left hand, press a few buttons just for show and wait for the vision to come."
My comments: 3.5 Every now and then you MUST read something light and fun and eye-rolling. That was Zenn Diagram for me. Yes, there were some (very) irritating things about Eva, but most of the story was fresh and cute and ... innocent. I'm getting caught up on my YA reading, yippee!
Goodreads synopsis The more I touch someone, the more I can see and understand, and the more I think I can help. But that’s my mistake. I can’t help. You can’t fix people like you can solve a math problem.
Math genius. Freak of nature. Loner. Eva Walker has literally one friend—if you don’t count her quadruplet three-year-old-siblings—and it’s not even because she’s a math nerd. No, Eva is a loner out of necessity, because everyone and everything around her is an emotional minefield. All she has to do is touch someone, or their shirt, or their cell phone, and she can read all their secrets, their insecurities, their fears.
Sure, Eva’s “gift” comes in handy when she’s tutoring math and she can learn where people are struggling just by touching their calculators. For the most part, though, it’s safer to keep her hands to herself. Until she meets six-foot-three, cute-without-trying Zenn Bennett, who makes that nearly impossible.
Zenn’s jacket gives Eva such a dark and violent vision that you’d think not touching him would be easy. But sometimes you have to take a risk…