Friday, January 16, 2009

Vibes by Amy Kathleen Ryan

This is a story about Kristi, who can read minds. She goes to an alternative high school that has classes such as "Explorations of Nature" instead of Biology. She believes everyone hates her and thinks she's ugly. She has a crush on her ex-best friend's brother. She is so self absorbed that she doesn't realize one of her closest friends is gay. She has kept a cat in her house with out her allergy ridden mother ever finding out. Her father also ran off 2 years before to work in Africa and she blames it all on her mother. But in the end when her father finally returns home she learns there is much more to the story and she starts to open her eyes to what is going on around her. A good book, but not great, that leaves you wondering at the end "so can she read minds?" I'm nay.

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