Nothing is beyond Kristi Carmichael’s disdain—her hippie high school, her friend Jacob, her workaholic mom. Yet for all her attitude and her mind-reading abilities, Kristi has a vulnerable side. She can hear the thoughts of her fellow students, calling her fat and gross. She’s hot for Gusty Peterson, one of the most popular guys in school, but of course, she’s sure he thinks she is disgusting. And she’s still mad at her father, who walked out on them two years ago. Soon, a school project brings her together with Gusty, her father comes home and drops a bombshell, and a friend comes out of the closet, and suddenly she is left doubting that she can read people at all.
Bitingly funny but ultimately poignant and positive, this YA novel is completely on the mark.
Wow. I loved this. I enjoyed reading a book that doesn't star a perfect or semiperfect teenage girl that is on a one track quest to find the guy of her dreams. Which I still love those, this is just a welcomed change. Kristi is anything but normal and doesn't feel the need to change ( you go girl!). I really loved her relationships in the book and how much she changed and grew throughout the story. I really loved this and highly recommend it!