Received as a auto-approval from Random House Children's Publishing via NetGalley for an unbiased review.
The students of 10B are about to get a run of the mill flu shot. Just a normal day in a teenager's life full of drama, education and internal struggles. Each student is part of tapestry of personal experiences which coalesce into the hive mind of we that developed from a group of 22 students who contracted telepathy.
So then, what did I personally think? This book is alright, and definitely worth reading for teens if they enjoy paranormal with a touch of reality. The book never sways from the lives of the teens, and never develops a larger than life
experience with chase scenes from the FBI, or betrayal from a member of the group. The cut and dry story of at least five of the twenty two kids with telepathy follows the normal lives of their family, and their attempts to accept their new powers.
I doubt this novel will enter into the adult, or older YA market with much gusto, but will be enjoyable for the younger teen audiences. The story is entertaining, the messages concerning personal lessons concerning family issues is positive, and the acceptance of oneself, even if different, is fantastic. The lessons aren't overtly pushed on the reader, but more a soft touch to invoke thought.
If you're looking for action this probably isn't where you should look, but if you enjoy social dramas with feel good endings check it out!