One of the books on this year's South Dakota YARP (Young Adult Reading Program) list is Tunnel Vision by Susan Adrian. In this book, Jake Lukin, an average eighteen year-old boy with all of the normal teen issues has a secret he has been hiding from others. He has a type of psycometry that allows him to touch and object and see, experience, and locate the person most connected with the object. He calls it tunneling. Only a few other people knew anything of his abilities, his best friend and his little sister, because his father who passed a away in a plane crash had always warned him of letting anyone know of what he could do.
After showing his talents to a few classmates at a party, Jake life gets turned upside down when DARPA shows up saying that the government will protect him and his family if he works for them and uses his gift to help other government agencies. Jake reluctantly agrees to protect his family, but soon realizes that DARPA doesn't really want to help him, but use him. Jake is forced to try and figure out how he can get out of DARPA's control and keep his family safe.
This story is a very good action thriller with several twists in it. While at times I felt that it was underdeveloped with everything that Jake was put through, the challenges he needs to overcome, keep the plot moving. I would have liked more development of Jake's character, but the character's in his family like his sister Myka and his Russian grandfather gave me something to hold my interest into the story. This is a fairly quick read that will draw the reader in and provide several hours of enjoyment. If you are looking for a deep-thinking book that will force you to contemplate different ideas of humanity, then this is not the book for you.