The Listener by Maris E. McCambley
Approx. 70,370 words.
Published on March 11, 2011.
Seth never thought he was special.
True, he can Read minds like his dad, and Listen to animals like his mom. It's only when those abilities start to merge that the thirteen-year-old realizes he's no ordinary Reader or Listener.
Seth has no time to enjoy the novelty of his evolution, though, because he is marked for extinction in a deadly animal world conflict.