The third book for The Artful Readers Club
3*This started out as an interesting teen book. I really liked Jenny as a character and I sympathized with her life. I understood her conflict at the beginning but then it all changed and I didn’t quite understand what the power behind her hands really is. To tell you the truth I was kind of grossed out by the scene when she started developing boils and stuff. It was nice to witness her sweet romance with Seth but Ashleigh’s point of view was not to my taste. I think it would be better if the author left it just from Jenny’s point of view. We never get to find out why she has those powers in her hands. Maybe in a sequel.
This is the book's blurb:
Eighteen-year-old Jenny Morton has a horrific secret: her touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague, the "Jenny pox." She lives by a single rule: Never touch anyone. A lifetime of avoiding any physical contact with others has made her isolated and painfully lonely in her small rural town.
Then she meets the one boy she can touch. Jenny feels herself falling for Seth...but if she's going to be with him, Jenny must learn to use the deadly pox inside her to confront his ruthless and manipulative girlfriend Ashleigh, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all.
I was stumped about what to do for the art part of this challenge. I didn't want to just draw "Jenny", I wanted to show what this book is all about and it's about the power she has in her hands. So, luckily for me Gina made a post a couple of days ago and I said this would be perfect. Thanks Gina for the inspiration. :)
Linking to Paint Party Friday.