A tiny bit Wizard of Oz, a dash of James and The Giant Peach and a sprinkle of X-Men, I love love loved this little book. Interestingly, I read a book for adults not too long ago called The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake that had amazing similarities. In both stories, a young girl discovers she has a secret ability to find out what those around her think or feel. I would almost suggest reading the two as a pair to illustrate differences between adult and young adult lit.
I’m not going to lie, the cover was the thing that drew me to this book, but the simple loveable voice of the main character is what kept me in the story. I’m already hoping there’s a sequel in the works.