Friday, February 23, 2018
Zenn Diagram, by Wendy Brant
And then she meets Zenn, who is everything a YA heartthrob should be: cute, considerate, and mysterious. But there's one more thing: she can actually touch him. And that only starts the mystery, which will bring out family secrets and unresolved issues that are much greater than just a simple romance.
Given its centrality to the novel's story, the supernatural element is a surprisingly light touch. Instead, this is really about the relationship between Eva and Zenn, and about their families. It works quite well as a story. Eva is engagingly candid and outspoken and she brings out a lot from her family and friends. The result is a chemistry that Brant has lovingly crafted full of intelligent conversation between both kids with kids and kids with parents. No deep thoughts, but a fine entertaining story.