Elizabeth Caldwell doesn’t feel emotions . . . she sees them. Longing, Shame, and Courage materialize around her classmates. Fury and Resentment appear in her dysfunctional home. They’ve all given up on Elizabeth because she doesn’t succumb to their touch. All, that is, save one—Fear. He’s intrigued by her, as desperate to understand the accident that changed Elizabeth’s life as she is herself.
Elizabeth and Fear both sense that the key to her past is hidden in the dream paintings she hides in the family barn. But a shadowy menace has begun to stalk her, and try as she might, Elizabeth can barely avoid the brutality of her life long enough to uncover the truth about herself. When it matters most, will she be able to rely on Fear to save her?
I didn't really know where this book was or where it was going in the beginning (it's in the present - I was briefly thinking it must be in the past) and it took me until 30% in to get an idea of what I thought was going on (I was kind of right). I will say this, because I wasn't really sure for awhile - Tim is Elizabeth's (horrible) dad. This book has some pretty violent spots that I would have skimmed through if I wasn't so confused about what was going on (mostly confused in a good way).
"Everyone has a purpose. There are those who are unfortunate enough not to know what that purpose is, and there are those that are bound by it, thrive in it, know nothing else.
All in all, a pretty good read, and original! Sometimes you just can't stand reading the same story all over again.