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More secrets. More scandals. More ESP. The long-awaited sequel to Don’t Even Think About It! We used to be average New York City teenagers. Then, in tenth grade, we got flu shots and developed telepathy. Yes. Telepathy. We could read minds, and it wasn’t always pretty. We tried to keep our ESP a secret, but the news spread until everyone knew about our special ability. Our teachers. Our friends. The New York Post. We became C-list celebrities. We even had our own groupies. Now, it’s senior year, and with graduation around the corner we have plans–big plans–that involve being telepathic. So when one by one we start to lose our ESP, we have to take action. Fast. With the class brainiac on our side, we should be able to save our telepathy before it’s too late. Right? Or will we have to learn how to survive without it once again? 
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To: StoddardLawrence@usa.cia.gov

Date: November 1st

From: DailSuzanna@usa.cia.gov

Subject: Recruitment

Dear Lawrence,

Below, please find my assessment of the twenty remaining Espies.

As you know, I’ve been monitoring them for the past two and a half years, since they were sophomores and first became telepathic from their flu shots. I hope you find my report satisfactory and that it aids the selection process for Operation Diamond.

ESPIES, ROOM 12B, BLOOMBERG HIGH SCHOOL

  1. Barak, Michelle

One of the few Espies who does not live in Tribeca. She lives in a fourth-floor walkup in Midtown. Obsessed with romance novels, particularly ones about princesses and princes.

Not recommended: Spends too much time reading and is mostly sedentary.

  1. Bhatt, Mona

The only Espie junior. Dating George Marson, Espie #13. She was one of the ones who we discovered later in the year.

Not recommended: Still has another year of high school.

  1. Brohman-Maizner, Jordana

Overly concerned with her physical appearance, e.g. walks around with a full manicure set, multiple lipsticks. Wears hair extensions, false eyelashes, and would like breast implants. Values fame to an unhealthy degree. Agreed to appear in that horrible reality show about their ESP, We Know What You’re Thinking.

Not recommended: Displays reduced mental capacity.

  1. Byrne, Olivia

Aspires to be a doctor. Dating Cooper Miller, Espie #15.

Not recommended: She once had severe anxiety—could potentially resurface if faced with extreme stress.

  1. Cole, Brian James (goes by BJ)

Discusses sex and sexuality constantly. Dating Tess Demir, Espie #6.

Not recommended: National security is far from his mind.

  1. Demir, Tess

Talented writer. Dating Brian James Cole, Espie #5.

Not recommended: Has a need to be open and truthful.

  1. Feldman, Mackenzie

Despite having the most talent in the class and being extremely attractive (could be used as a honeypot to seduce targets?), she is not a motivated student and might not have the necessary confidence to be successful.

Not recommended: Too risky.

  1. Ferrero, Brinn

Weird, weird, weird. Loves fencing and strange clothing. Mumbles.

Not recommended: Too weird.

  1. Gaw, Nick

Star baseball player. Already being recruited by top athletic programs.

Not recommended: He’s a bit of a pothead. And he would never agree to give up baseball. Also, his mother is a teacher here at Bloomberg High and would likely kill me if he was recruited.

  1. Hunter, Courtney

Self-centered. She also stars in We Know What You’re Thinking.

Not recommended: Craves fame.

  1. Jenkins, Levi

Surrounds himself with Espie groupies.

Not recommended: Craves attention.

  1. Kolar, Anojah

Nice girl. Excellent morals. Refuses to wear her glasses since it seems to increase the volume of her ESP.

Not recommended: Perfect eyesight is obviously preferred in this program.

  1. Marson, George (goes by Mars)

Piano prodigy. Dating Mona Bhatt, Espie #2.

Not recommended: Too artistic, i.e., too emotional.

  1. McMann, Edward

Likes anything related to the paranormal, especially vampires. Dresses in all black.

Not recommended: Creepy.

  1. Miller, Cooper

Pothead, gambler. Dating Espie #4, Olivia Byrne.

Not recommended: Does not take anything seriously.

  1. Newman, Sadie

Mature for her age; likes to date older men.

Not recommended: Falls in love too easily, would be distracted.

  1. Philips, Isaac

Nice guy. Secure in his sexual orientation.

Not recommended: His refusal to dye his hair—he’s entirely gray!—illustrates his desire to stand out, as opposed to blend in.

  1. Ricci, Polly (goes by Pi)

Smart, ambitious, focused.

***Recommended: Shows strong leadership ability. Would have no moral qualms or hesitations about “taking care” of any “problem.”

  1. 19. Zacow, Daniel (identical twin brother of David Zacow, Espie #20)

Aspires to perform in Las Vegas.

Not recommended: Too flaky.

  1. Zacow, David (identical twin brother of Daniel Zacow, Espie #19)

Aspires to perform in Las Vegas.

Not recommended: Too flaky.

As you can see, the only candidate I can recommend is Polly Ricci, Espie #18, for her exceptional mental capacity and relentless ambition. She would be an asset to your “special team.” As a personal note, I’ll be pleased when this is over. Teaching Lab to telepaths at a Manhattan high school is not my ideal undercover placement. There was a reason I didn’t have children. Teenagers smell like feet.

Sincerely,

Dr. Suzanna Dail

CIA Operative

 
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