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.
Zenn Diagram, Wendy Brant's sparkling debut novel, offers an irresistible combination of math and romance, with just a hint of the paranormal. Readers will swoon over Zenn and connect instantly with Eva, the most fully drawn prodigy in teen fiction today.
- ISBN-13: 9781771387927
- ISBN-10: 1771387920
- Publisher: Kids Can Press
- Publish Date: April 2017
- Page Count: 328
- Reading Level: Ages 13-17
- Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.4 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2017-02-20
- Reviewer: Staff
Eva is a funny math genius who swears a lot and adores her three-year-old quadruplet siblings. Shes also the pastors daughter and a devout Christian, who puzzles over the meaning of Bible passages. Brant handles Evas faith thoughtfully and realistically in this debut novel. Evas Christianity is central to her identity and helps her make decisions about sex, dating, and forgiveness. But theres something else that is a major part of who Eva is: if she touches another persons clothing or skin, she sees fractal images of his or her past experiences and emotions, which has led her to avoid human contact. This changes after Eva develops a crush on Zenn, a boy shes tutoring in math. Brant patiently and carefully develops Eva and Zenns relationship, as well as the surprising and problematic connection between their families; as a result, Evas visions can feel like an unnecessary and distracting gimmick. But otherwise, this novel about complex emotional connections, painful family histories, hope, forgiveness, love, and romance is a promising start for Brant. Ages 14up. (Apr.)