Gifted Touch (Fingerprints #1)
Sometimes, when I touch things, words fill my head. Words that feel like thoughts--thoughts that are inside of me...but not mine.
I used to think I was crazy. Used to.
I'm starting to wonder if there's a reason for all the voices that tangle together in my mind. And if I'm right, then it's not my sanity I'm worried about--it's my life.
This idea intrigued me and the first book was mostly about Rae finding out what her "not me thoughts" are. Teen speak and pop culture references abound (which annoyed me) but their use did drop shortly after the beginning of the book when Rae (not knowing what is happening to her) has a meltdown at school one day leading to her being hospitalized f...more
One day Rae starts to hear things. Words and thoughts, but not her thoughts or her words. Whenever she touches something she hears the thought of someone else.
It gets too much and Rae breaks down in the cafeteria of her school. In front of all her friends and classmates.
While Rae's world crumbles down, she fears to end up like her mother. Insane, locked up. But with the help of true friends she discovers, that she is not cursed, but gifted and that she has not...more
The first book starts with Rae, who might be going crazy, sh...more
I don't say it's not a good book, it probably is, but I couldn't relate to the characters and I couldn't get into the story as I wished.
A great little paranormal mystery for YA's. Rae's ability to hear things through touch has screwed up her life making her an outcast in school. She finally agrees to attend a support group and things start to look up a little... and then someone tries to kill her.
Really glad I had the others in the series to read after this as this was a quick fix for me.
Her mother tried to teach her to read in kindergarten, but Melinda had no interest. She also had no interest in learning to write her name. (FYI, when Meli...more