Anna is a deaf girl, and when Dallas learns to sign they become best friends at Pine River High. Dallas believes they are together for a very important reason. But even with his gifts of telepathy and precognition he doesn’t know the secret Anna hides—that mystery that causes her so much pain. Why was her father deported to Brazil? Why did her aunt warn him, “The only thing you need to fear is Anna herself”?
I Never Wanted To Be Psychic, a 60,000-word novel, is an adventure and a mystery—a collision of two unlikely teenagers during a very exciting school year. It is a story about a group of friends who band together to help a girl in need.
DALLAS: “I’d only known her for two months, but I had seen her in fights; she made a bomb; she cut a girl’s hair off; and she stole her aunt’s car and landed in the ditch. If that didn’t suggest counseling, I don’t know what did. But I had to play the suave boyfriend.”
"On her computer desk were two karate trophies, a silver one and a two-foot tall gold one on which was inscribed, 'Kenpo Karate Youth Finals.' Behind them on the wall were several pictures of her in a white gi, wearing a green belt. Her legs were high and kicking, her fists at her side. There’s no taming this girl, I mused.
"Most girls had cute little stuffed bears and bunnies about their rooms. Anna had two plastic models of female soldiers brandishing AK-47’s, a male soldier with a grenade launcher, and a U.S. Army Hummer with a machine gun on top. Her stuffed animals were colorful dragons, Bengal tigers, lions and giraffes.
"I imagined her with an Uzi, slinking around bombed out buildings in the Middle East, black and green camouflage splotches across her face. . ."