Through tutoring, she meets Zenn. She is attracted to him immediately, both his personality and looks. But, because of her 'gift', she closes herself off to others. So, she is rather stunted with him, and unsure of her feelings, and his.
This book is well written, carefully revealing details about both Eva and Zenn. From her ability, his lack of family care, her parents being killed in a car accident when she was a baby, to the twist that changes the relationship of these two troubled teens. Keeps you interested and on the edge of your seat.
Eva's condition makes her reclusive, helplessly relying on the few people who know about her touch to keep her from being completely isolated. This includes her parents, her aunt and uncle who adopted her at four months after she survived the accident that killed her parents (receiving a head injury). Her quadruplet, 3 year old, siblings. And, finally, her best friend Charlotte; who, at the beginning of the novel reveals her crush on one of the students Eva tutors. So, when Charlotte inevitably starts dating Josh, and leaves Eva to fill a space, Zenn becomes somewhat of a godsend.
She finds herself confiding in him, trusting him, connecting to him, and loving him; their relationship is one of those 'meant-to-be' scenarios. They have a connection immediately, and when you learn why that is your mind is somewhat blown.
It is such a heartfelt story, with raw emotion, capturing the teenage mind and spirit perfectly. I could not put this book down. I even liked the somewhat abrupt ending; it felt realistic, vague, but heart warming all the same.
Eva grows and learns, becomes selfless, while also learning to be a bit selfish. Having lived a life apart from all those around her, she is sometimes more childlike than her age. For having the power to see/feel negative emotions, she pushes herself to be positive. I liked her character so much. Her inquisitive nature, her spirit, her being a self made introvert; she was an easy character to like and connect with.
Zenn was wonderful as well. An artist with aspirations, who cares for his mother by keeping three jobs. He is caring, smart, selfless, and genuinely likes Eva and all her quirks. These two could not be any cuter, and even though the hardships they must overcome seem daunting, you are rooting for them. I cannot wait to read more from Wendy Bryant, such a wonderful and unique story.