Ryan, Amy Kathleen. Vibes.

Author:Cole, Aimee
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

RYAN, Amy Kathleen. Vibes. Houghton Mifflin. 256p. c2008. 978-0-618-99530-1. $16.00. JS

Ryan has crafted an honest and endearing look at the inner life of an extremely likeable teenager who seems to have psychic tendencies. Kristi has a father who left home, a mother who works late every night, a touchy-feely school, and an ex-best friend turned enemy, as well as an unrequited crush. Listening to what everyone thinks about her is exhausting. Kristi must shut out her mother's sad thoughts when they're home alone together, and at school she's forever dodging the gross fantasies of the boys who stare and send their thoughts her way. Worst of all, however, are the comments that float towards her from Gusty, a boy she has a crush on, who...

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