Idea taken from Breaking The Spine
Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis
I’d love a cup of coffee. I wish she knew how pretty she was. I wish I could drop this kid in the dryer sometimes. I just want her to be happy. I hope she didn’t find out what Ben said about her. I wish I knew how many calories were in a bite of muffin…
Joy is used to hearing Whispers. She’s used to walking down the street and instantly knowing people’s deepest, darkest desires. She uses this talent for good, to make people happy and give them what they want. But for her older sister, Jessica, the family gift is a curse, and she uses it to make people’s lives—especially Joy’s—miserable. Still, when Joy Hears Jessica whisper: I want to kill my Hearing dead, and kill me too if that’s what it takes, she knows she has to save her sister, even if it means deserting her friends, stealing a car and running away with a boy she barely knows—a boy who may have a dark secret of his own.
This one seems so great doesn't it? I love that it has a touch of paranormal but not too much. It's like reading mind, but Hearing Whispers sounds much more mysterious and less typical. I read about people having problems with their special abilities but killing herself? Woah, very intense. One more point for pretty cover.
Be prepared for all the whispers you'll hear on April 27th 2010