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.
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.
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 almost impossible to touch anything. But it can be very useful as well (if you want to spy on your friends for example).
- The characters feel real, they have a troubled past with heartache and loss and you can see the way it impacts them. The characters all have their own life that does not revolve around the main story, and that is something that gives it an extra dimension.
- It’s super cute!
The story was a bit predictable at some times, that’s what you get when you read contemporary, but that does not imply that it was boring. I read the book in only two days I think, and it was such a nice way to spend your time (instead of doing homework). I think I waited too long before reviewing this book because my mind is literally empty. Oh I remember, one thing I also loved in the book was Eva’s family, the E’s (her little brothers and sisters) are so adorable!
I am giving this book ★★★★ (out of 5), because it is fun and cute and realistic! It is a good way to spend your time and if you like contemporary, I will definitely recommend this book.
Oh and maybe, if you’re lucky you can still request it on Netgalley. When I requested it, it was in the read now section.