2004 and 2005 were good years for Eileen Gunn--she had nominations for major awards in both. I just finished Nirvana High, a Nebula nominee in 2005. The Nirvana reference is to Kurt Cobain--in this universe he inspired an educational philosophy. It seems to be particularly suited to teaching "special" students--ones with paranormal ability.
So mostly it's a teen angst story, set in high school. Our protagonist hates herself, nothing new for teens. We see her try to get along with telepaths and other odd types. It's a nice little story, illustrative and sad. Leslie What is co-author--I am not sure if I've read anything else by her.
As I said, nice. Read for a little diversion of an evening. 3 stars.