Reese Sampson is 21 years old. He doesn’t go to school. He doesn’t have a job. He rarely leaves his apartment. His only friend, Willis, is a tool and Reese doesn’t even really like him.
Reese doesn’t like anyone, really. He spends his days watching TV, reading books, ridiculing other people and stalking a girl he has never talked to. Oh wait, he doesn’t stalk her really, he is only “getting to know her a little before actually trying to talk to her.”
Reese is lazy and he likes it that way.
Then his life changes. Well, it tries to change anyway. He gets into a bar fight and suffers severe brain trauma. When he wakes up he discovers that he can read people’s minds.
What does he do with this ability? Nothing. At least, not at first. He’s still lazy. He finds the ability amusing, but “whatever.”
One day, Reese inadvertently uses the ability to stop a crime. The problem is, he just botched a major bank heist set up by the city’s most notorious drug dealer. Reese becomes a marked man.
His life becomes a battle of wills. Reese still doesn’t want to do stuff. He doesn’t want to avoid being killed. That requires too much work. Reese now must struggle with his desire to stay alive, his laziness, his extraordinary new power, and pleasing his mouth-breather friend Willis, all while trying to win over a girl he has never even talked to.
Yup, that's a hook. It's got energy and vitality that just leap off the page, which is hysterical given the main character is a lazy bum.