Thursday, June 5, 2014

I'm Nobody - The Lost Pages - by Alex Marestaing

About the book: 

We're all broken on this side of heaven, but we can make beautiful things from the pieces. Agoraphobic Caleb Reed is about to step outside for the first time in seven years, meet indie filmmaker Iris Elliott . . . and definitely not fall in love. It's all because of the notes, the weird and wonderful notes he keeps finding on his front porch, notes signed by someone claiming to be long dead poet Emily Dickinson. Caleb's parents think he's losing his mind, as always, but he knows they're wrong. Something's going on outside --- something strange, something terrifying . . . something beautiful.
Read the EPIC Award nominated novel that critics are saying is "fresh", "powerful" and "unlike anything" they've read. In a world full of anxiety, I'm Nobody: The Lost Pages is a triumphant tale of faith over fear and one that kids and grown-ups of all ages will love. (A London Book Festival Honorable Mention Winner)

My review:

This is a very unique story unlike anything I've read before!  I really felt for Caleb and how alone and scared he felt.  I wasn't really sure what was happening in the story; it keeps you guessing.  There are comments about faith and the afterlife, but the message is more subtle than preachy.  There's also a question of whether magic or ghosts are behind the events, which aren't really explained.  We get both Caleb and Iris's perspectives and I think this story would appeal to both boys and girls.  I liked the focus on Emily Dickinson; she has some cool poems and I'm glad they're being highlighted for the next generation.  If you're looking for something a little bit different, you might want to check it out!

I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

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About the author: 

Author Alex Marestaing loves to create. He's written for media outlets such as The Walt Disney Company, Lego, Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins, and The Los Angeles Times and has authored three YA novels. His latest, I'm Nobody: The Lost Pages, recently won an honorable mention at the London Book Festival and was nominated for a 2014 Epic Award. Though he spends most of his time imagining ideas for the youth market, he's also written for faith based publications and has covered his favorite sport, soccer, in Europe and the U.S. for Sports Spectrum Magazine and Yanks Abroad. When Alex isn't writing or speaking at conferences, you'll most likely find him hanging out in California with his wife, three kids, and Milou, his dog.

Alex can be found at: website, Twitter, Facebook

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