"People were people, but for better ot worse, most days, they were just puzzles to me. Easy puzzles, crosswords, mind benders, sudoku. There was always an answer, and I couldn't stop myself from pushing until I found it."
I am a little in love with this title already. It's like being inside the mind of little Sherlokians. Cassie is a profiler, she takes note of little details about people and profiles them. She is what they call a Natural profiler. She is just gifted, as is Sherlock Holmes. Ther eare various profilers in the story so Cassie is not the "chosen one". Right now there is no disernable "thing" that makes these kids have these special abilities, they just have them. There's a boy who is a Natural at reading people's emotions, a girl who is a Natural at telling when people are lying (she is also a natural at lying herself), another girl who is good with diserning patterns and statistics (she is a genius), and another Natural profiler in the bunch (a boy named Dean).
"I realized suddenly that most people my age—most people any age—wouldn't be able to take reading these interviews. They wouldn't want to, and they certainly wouldn't lose themselves to it, the way I would. The way I already had. Friedman's interview was horrible and horrifying—but I couldn't turn off the part of my brain that wanted to understand."
The premise is just so very interesting! The characters are fun to read, the writing just flows... I am having a blast reading this title. I can't believe I didn't pick it up sooner!