April 4th 2017
Kids Can Press
Eva Walker is a seventeen-year-old math genius. And if that doesn’t do wonders for her popularity, there’s another thing that makes it even worse: when she touches another person or anything that belongs to them — from clothes to textbooks to cell phones — she sees a vision of their emotions. She can read a person’s fears and anxieties, their secrets and loves … and what they have yet to learn about calculus. This is helpful for her work as a math tutor, but it means she can never get close to people. Eva avoids touching anyone and everyone. People think it’s because she’s a clean freak — with the emphasis on freak — but it’s all she can do to protect herself from other people’s issues.
Then one day a new student walks into Eva’s life. His jacket gives off so much emotional trauma that she falls to the floor. Eva is instantly drawn to Zenn, a handsome and soulful artist who also has a troubled home life, and her feelings only grow when she realizes that she can touch Zenn’s skin without having visions. But when she discovers the history that links them, the truth threatens to tear the two apart.
Cover- I like this cover, I think it's cute and shows what kind of book it will be. The mathematical diagram shaped like a heart is really witty and clever and I love the colours together, they just scream 'cute contemporary'.
Plot- One of the main things I loved about this book was how unique it was. Our main character Eva has special powers, but not the amazing magical kind; the kind that sort of ruin your life. She can't touch anyone, or anything really in case she has one of her visions that leave her traumatised by other people's problems. I've never read a book like this before, but I really enjoyed it! It was so unpredictable, there were so many plot twists I didn't see coming and that really left me unable to put the book down because I was so invested in the story. Don't think that you have to be a huge math nerd to enjoy this book either, math was my worst subject at school but I still loved this. I liked how cute it was, how fast paced a read it was and pretty much everything about it really.
Writing- Such beautiful and descriptive writing, especially when describing the fractals. Her writing really drew you into the book and made you feel connected to the story, almost like you could feel yourself in there with the characters, experiencing everything they did. Some of the things said were very relatable.
Overall- This was a really great read, I enjoyed it and would definitely recommend if you're looking for a cutesy read with a bit more depth to it than expected. It will draw you in and make you completely fall in love with the characters.
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think of it? If not, would you like to? Let me know in the comments below!