WOW. THIS BOOK WAS NOT WHAT I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. NOT AT ALL. But different is good, and this book definitely shows that. Ever since Sophie Foster hit her head when she was 5 years old, she has been hearing voices in her head. But not just any voices. People's THOUGHTS. And she has no idea why, and she'd never told anyone from fear of everyone thinking she was a freak. It doesn't help her case that she is so smart that she is in her senior year of high school at age 12. Sophie just doesn't feel like she belongs. Everything changes one day when a mysterious boy by the name of Fitz finds her at a museum field trip. Fitz is different to her though because she is the one person whose thoughts she cannot hear. She is even more confused when he tells her she isn't human. Sophie is like, uh, exCUSE ME?!? Fitz tells her she is an elf, but not the type humans have perceived elves to be. He says she is a Telepath, an elf who can read others' thoughts. He proceeds to take her to the world where elves live, and it just feels so right to Sophie that she believes what he is saying. As Sophie has to move to the elf land and leave her human life behind, she is sad, but knows it is the best decision for her. But there is still the running mystery about why she was in the human world, and who created her. Through a whirlwind of a new life, new friends, and new discoveries about her true life, (and everyone gawking at her brown eyes-- apparently all elves have blue eyes... except for Sophie), Sophie, for the first time, feels like she is home. This book was absolutely amazing!! I was sucked into the gripping story, and when I figured out that the series had 7 books (so far), I was so excited! I scrambled to get that second book hehehe! Shannon Messenger is an amazing author! I recommend this book to anyone who loves action, adventure, and fantasy! I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK FOR EVERYONE!!