There was nothing predictable about this book. The premise was brilliant. Winter is the heroine who discovers on her first date in a movie theatre that she can read people’s minds by kissing them on the lips. She ends up telling her best friend and they have a little fun with her new found power until the mysterious murder of one of her track teammates, Anika, happens in the high school bathroom. Then, Winter finds herself in a dilemma. Should she use her power to seek out the killer? Will her new love interest understand when she goes around kissing everyone? AND … who really did murder Anika?
There is no other story like this one. It is unique. I started this book on a Saturday morning and could not stop until I was finished with it. If you plan on getting something done on the day you want to read this book, don’t! Just set that thing aside, whatever it is, because once you start this book, you won’t be able to stop.
The hero and heroine, Winter and Stumblemeyer.
This story isn’t just funny and quirky, it also deals with some serious issues that teens face while they’re in high school — date rape, teen pregnancy, self-esteem problems, all while trying to figure out who they are and where their lives will be going after they graduate. Dealing with a murder on top of that just adds to the characters’ angst and explains why the heroine, Winter, often finds herself in tears. This cleverly crafted novel has you laughing and crying at every page while at the same time trying to guess what is really going on.Highly recommended for readers age 16 and older.