It's been years since I read this story, I don't remember where I read it but it was about a girl who was trying to contact aliens. I remember she dyed her hair blonde because she thought it would make the contact process easier? I remember that she was bullied in school, too. The main thing that sticks in my mind is a scene where she was in a bathroom, crinkling something, trying to contact the aliens. Maybe mental illness was also a theme? If anyone has any idea what I'm talking about, I'd love to hear from you! It's driving me crazy.