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Zenn Diagram

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  2,808 ratings  ·  567 reviews
The more I touch someone, the more I can see and understand, and the more I think I can help. But that’s my mistake. I can’t help. You can’t fix people like you can solve a math problem.

Math genius. Freak of nature. Loner.

Eva Walker has literally one friend—if you don’t count her quadruplet three-year-old-siblings—and it’s not even because she’s a math nerd. No, Eva is a l
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published April 4th 2017 by Kids Can Press
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Aneela ♒the_mystique_reader♒
Zenn Diagram is a cute love story of two teenagers. Lovers who are madly in love with each other but can't be together.

Eva, the protagonist, is a math genius. She is funny, smart, rational, somewhat emotional but not a bit boring or dull. She is a lively character with a good sense of humor that cracked me up several times (and I don't laugh easily).

Sadly, she can't touch anyone or anything. She reads the emotions of a person or from their possessions when she touches them. Emotions - that cou
Trinity Irwin
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’d like to start off by saying how kind the author of Zenn Diagram is. I was approved for a copy of the book on NetGalley but my copy of the eBook got messed up and Wendy Brant was so kind with sending me another. This isn’t the only amazing thing she’s done though. I’m gonna have to add “wrote an amazing book” to that list. Zenn Diagram is truly an awesome piece of writing and totally related to my math-loving-self.

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Algebra, calculus, trig, you name it, I love it. So, reading a book about a
Candace Robinson
This was a cute read! Loved the MC and Zenn! It was a little predictable, but there was also some good humor! Full review on my blog ...more
Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
3 Stars


Being a math prodigy isn’t Eva’s only interesting trait. When she touches someone or their belongings, she gets a “fractal.” A picture inside her mind filled with what defines the other person --their hopes and fears, anxieties, personalities and backstory.

I received an ARC of this through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, thanks to Kids Can Press for the opportunity!


Give me more protagonists who like math please! (Especially girls!)

This is such a great idea.
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved the premise of this book and the cover, so I was pretty excited to start it.

I love love love Eva and Zenn. They're both in impossible situations and genuinely nice people that it was easy to root for them right from the first page. Eva is a legit math genius and snarky af. Zenn is an artist and shy and the sparks between them are perfection.

Of course there are some angsty times and miscommunication, but it wasn't as bad as I was expecting. Somehow, I enjoyed the struggle, which is rare f
Fafa's Book Corner

Mini review:

I received this E-ARC via Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I had heard about this book through some friends' reviews. I decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn't like it.

I could not stand the MC. Her voice was annoying and she was so proud of herself. I have heard that she improves but I didn't care enough to see that.

I don't know whether I would recommend it. It's up to you.
Jasmine from How Useful It Is
About: Zenn Diagram is a young adult fiction novel written by Wendy Brant. It was published on 4/4/17 by Kids Can Press, 328 pages. The genres are young adult, romance, contemporary, and paranormal. This book is intended for readers ages 14 to 18, grades 9 to 12.

My Experience: I started reading Zenn Diagram on 4/28/17 and finished it on 5/6/17. I'm fortunate to have read this book with the wonderful and amazing blogger, Charlotte @ charlotteannelise! This book is truly an excellent read! If time
The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)
Full Review on The Candid Cover

Zenn Diagram really surprised me. When I first saw it, I was interested in how the author would incorporate a more sci-fi sounding concept into a contemporary, but it ended up working out perfectly. The main character is funny and relatable, and the way the book is written is just what I like. Even the title is a math joke!

This book has an interesting concept, especially for a contemporary. The main character has the ability to tell what a person is feeling when sh
Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Oh lots of cuteness in this one!! It was somehow cute and light but had some heavy stuff it touched on as well which I enjoyed.

Eva Walker is awesome at math and kind of a nerd bit that isn’t why she has only one real friend. That has more to do with her ability that when she touches someone or something that belongs to them, that she can “see” their issues, secrets and emotional baggage. However when it comes to tutoring math touching someone’s calculator only gives her their math baggage making
Jun 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF because there is way too much slut-shaming. When Eva's mom was bribing her three year old siblings to potty train and I read this comment "I just hope it doesn’t mean they’ll grow up to be slutty girls who give it away to any cute boys who buy them dinner" I was done. Eva is such a snob and within the first chapter she dumps the whole "I'm not like most girls" attitude three times. Another two times on just one single page. I would like to read on to find out if she redeems herself, but I ca ...more
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone especially those who love cute, fluffy romance <3
This book was given to me via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

When I read the blurb for this book, I knew I was going to like it.

But I was wrong. I didn’t like it, I LOVED IT.

I’m going to say it outright. Friends, Romans, countrymen, READ THIS BOOK.

Eva, our girl, is probably one of the best female characters I have ever read. She’s the kind of girl who saves her Math homework for last just so she could savor it. The kind of girl who counts sidewalk squares and hops over each one that
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Zenn Diagram is the debut novel of Wendy Brant. And I adored it! This book is another book on the list of upcoming books that will steal your heart.

Things I loved about Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant:

- Eva! Eva is the main character of the book and she is super smart (like math genius smart), but she's also quirky, funny and sweet. I would love being her friend, like why is she the outcast? She's so cool!
- Eva has these weird vision-things when she touches someone or something, which makes it almos
Karlita | Tale Out Loud
Zenn Diagram is like an art tree branching out with mathematical symbols and equations, rooted on a history which later on blooms in to a gift. It is a beautiful story where Art and Mathematics is a face to face, side by side thing fitted to find each other's perfect romance inasmuch as they are destined to be. Puzzled? Well, I have a proportional analogy for that, Math : gift = fractals : destiny. I got you more confused?

Well, it is about a seventeen year old Math geek, Eva who have an ama
Emma Griffioen
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars

Let me start off by saying that I was so pleasantly surprised by this book. I used to be super into contemporaries but only read ones I'm really interested in now, so picking this one up, not knowing what to expect from it and in the end really enjoying it was awesome! Eva Walker, the main character is a nerdy math lover who, at first, I didn't really think I'd loved but I actually enjoyed her a lot. Zenn, the artsy love interest was adorable, but what made the book was t
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Zenn Diagram was such a charming and adorable love story! I was pleasantly surprised with how enjoyable this book was!

Eva, the main character, was a funny, smart, dedicated, and family-oriented person. At the beginning of the book, Eva was quite judgmental. She seemed to thrive on the fact that she "wasn't like other girls" and seemed to think she was better than every other girl because she didn't wear makeup. Eva also wasn't very accepting of the relationship her best friend got in, which was
catherine ♡
Jul 28, 2017 rated it liked it
*Thank you to NetGalley and Kids Can Press for an e-copy. This review is my full and honest opinion.*

Actual Rating: 3.5

Zenn Diagram is a really cute contemporary teenage romance with a dash of the paranormal. Eva Walker is just a regular girl who has an affinity for mathematics, so she spends her free time tutoring other people or hanging out with her only friend Charlotte. But there's one more thing: when Eva touches another person's skin or possessions, she can see their emotions. This had alw
Λίνα Θωμάρεη
I hate Maths.... and with this book I still hate maths.
But I loved this book....

First of all I love the writing. Fast and fresh it was a joy to read this story.
Secontly I loved Eva character... This girl was amazing... She was realist, with confidence, with humor and 100% conscious about her condition... and not forget the math madness so she was super clever.
But I loved Zenn character too. He was the good guy with all the meanings. Hard working boy who try to support his mom, who try to finish
Shoa Khan
'I like the library.'
'I do. I like it better than I like most people. It's quiet. It has substance.'

Eva is a math whiz who has special powers (aside from the math stuff). She gets "fractals" when she touches other people or their belongings, which can tell her their deepest darkest secrets. She uses this talent of hers to identify people's weak areas in math (by holding their calculators!) while tutoring them. When a new cute guy at school (Zenn) approaches her for tutoring, she
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, adult, ya, netgalley
Thanks for netgalley and publisher of this book to provide this book for every netgalley reviewer in exchange for an honest review.

You know that feeling of not knowing should you read a book or not because of mixed reviews that book received? I have it when I saw this book. I have to admit beforehand that I am a great grudge bearer: I would hate myself for weeks for picking up a book that I hate. Even the ones that I borrowed from libraries.

So I was very hesitant to read this book when I saw t
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What more can I say than this?: I absolutely loved and adored Zenn Diagram! In fact, it has made its way into my #1 read of 2017 so far this year! I have been reading a lot of thriller and suspense books lately, so it was a welcome change of pace when I started Zenn Diagram which is YA (Young Adult).

Eva is a loner in school by choice. She has a unique ‘gift’ (or is it a curse?) She can touch someone or something and then gets these visions and fractals (a repeating pattern that becomes clearer o
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
This story was so clever and sweet and genuine, and I can't believe past me would ever have passed up something so adorkable because it was contemporary and touchy-feely. I want to smack that past version of me. Because this book isn't just contemporary; it contains a bit of magical realism, too, and a whole lot of nerdy math convos and science-y stuff. And while I don't believe Eva's condition as it is described is a real thing, there are other very real types of touch-emotion synaesthesia. And ...more
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The book was so heartwarmingly adorable. And somehow made me nostalgic for high school calculus. This book had so much humor and pure teen drama of high school with the added complications of sometimes knowing a little too much about your classmates. I flew right through it. Eva and Zenn are a dynamic duo who keeps a smile on your face for the entire story.

Things I Liked :
-Aglos & Fractals. Being able to ‘read’ people’s emo
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
*I received an e-copy version of this book through NetGalley*

Ahhh this book was so cute! After my last read completely tore me to pieces, I was hoping to read something a bit more light-hearted and that's definitely what I got. This story was well paced and had a lot of humour and wit coming from the characters, especially Eva. I enjoyed every single thing about this book, from the connection between Eva and Zenn to the plot twists that I 100% never saw coming to really rock the boat and keep yo
Laurence R.
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: to-review
This book is just adorable! I had a great time reading it.
Mel (Epic Reading)
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-netgalley
3.5 stars...
I'm rounding up to four stars as I think there are a lot of people who would really enjoy this book.
It's not an amazing book in my opinion, there isn't anything here that hasn't been done before. Essentially girl has issues, boy has issues, girl meets boy, they fall for each other, maybe they can fix each others issues, random twist related to issues, boy and girl learn something about each other and themselves. See how it's pretty much every coming of age story ever?
But there are
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Aaaahhhh, you guys, Zenn Diagram is one of the cutest, sweetest books I've read in a long time. Funny, too. ...more
I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

From the very first chapter, I knew I was going to have a major problem with this book. A problem that persisted throughout and made me seriously dislike the main character, Eva.

With the very first paragraph, we are introduced to Eva and her unique ability. With just touching a person or an object of said person, Eva can see into their lives, knowing things she would never have known
chloe ♡
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book was so good and I couldn't put it down. I finished reading it in less than a day!

Eva has a supernatural power - when touching people or objects with her hands, she can see "fractals" and understand a person's past and feelings. That is so. Awesome. I didn't really understand what fractals were at first. But then I thought of the lyrics from Let It Go (I used to be a huge fan of Frozen and memorized the words
Mar 27, 2017 rated it liked it
I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review

This was a cute and quick read. The idea of a character being able to touch something or someone and get info about them through that isn't unique, but it was explained in a unique way--even if it was sometimes a bit over-explained.

Despite my enjoyment of Zenn Diagram, I'm not a big fan of books that have religion as a strong presence in the storyline, but I DID like that the protagonis
Lauren - SERIESous Books
**I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. All opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**

I DEVOURED this book in one sitting!

This story is so much more than your typical coming of age story, but with lots of twists. I have to say that this plot surprised me more than I ever anticipated! There is so much more to this story than a girl crushing on a boy she can't touch and I was totally invested.

Eva's gift of reading people's emotions and anxiety was a very neat
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At age ten, Wendy Brant wrote her first book, My Mysterious Double, the story of a girl and an impostor pretending to be her. Years later, after graduating with a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and completing the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver, Wendy wrote adult fiction (albeit unpublished) while working as an HR manager and being a mom. But when she started re ...more

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