Bobby Butler can read minds. He discovers his new gift in the worst possible placehigh school. It doesn't go well. The fantasy of reading minds, of knowing exactly what other people thinkof what they think of youis very pretty. The reality is quite different. It begins with a beating, a lesson in the limits to his ability. It will end when he decides whether his new power will be a gift or a curse, for himself, his family and everyone around him.