All Elle Coker wants is to fade into the background. As a Reader with intrusive thoughts, she’s got enough on her mind — and it’s hard to blend when you’re in everyone’s head. An out-of-state internship offers Elle a chance to escape her small-town life and use her Reading as a skill, not a curse. But changing cities doesn’t change who you are; the other interns still see Elle as a permanent outsider. Enter Christopher, the concept artist with his own problems back home. And the smile that quiets the noise in Elle’s mind. Elle and Christopher could fall in love. Maybe. But, as two people still trying to figure out how they fit into the world, would it be worth the risk?