Alyzon Whitestarr doesn't take after her musically talented father or her nocturnal, artistic mother. In fact, she's easily the most normal member of a very eccentric family . . . until the day that an accident leaves her more unique than she ever could have dreamed.
Suddenly Alyzon's senses and perceptions are enhanced to the nth degree. Colors are more vibrant, her memory is flawless, and even her sister's cooking tastes exquisite.
But strangest of all is Alyzon's sense of smell. Through it, she can discern a person's essential nature and perceive the moods and intentions of others. Her new best friend smells of a comforting sea breeze. She registers her father's contentment as the sweet scent of caramelized sugar, and his anxiety over bills is acrid as ammonia. So why does the cutest guy in school smell so rancid? And what reason could he possibly have to ask her on a date?
With Alyzon's extrasensory perception comes intrigue, danger, and romance. Will being different prove to be a blessing or a curse?
First published in Australia in 2006, Alyzon Whitestarr won two Aurealis Awards for outstanding sci-fi and YA writing.