Susan Kaye Quinn
Young Adult Science Fiction
One day Kari gets so frustrated by her lack of telepathy, she fumes at her friend Raf to stop pestering her. And he does. He completely stops and slumps to the floor. Kari is terrified at whatever she's done to him. He's fine, and she moves on, but not before classmate Simon notices. He knows something is going on with Kari because he has the same power. It turns out Kari isn't a zero after all, but her ability isn't reading minds, she can control them.
What's cool about Open Minds is the mix of new technology, slang and a unique world setting, but there are enough familiar aspects to ground the story in reality. Once the story gets going, the pacing is fast, and constantly moving. Some of the plot turns surprised me, and it reminded me at times of Ilsa Bick's Ashes.
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The second book in the series, Closed Hearts, comes out this week May 23. Stay tuned for a post all about the continuing story!