Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Book Review - I'm Nobody


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)

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

MY REVIEW:
I absolutely loved this book! It was so different from anything I've ever read and I loved how it drew me into the story from the first page and didn't let go until the last. The characters and the storyline are so unique and special, you won't soon forget them!

Caleb is a frightened young man who hasn't left his house for years - since 2nd grade in fact. He is afraid of germs, global warming, terrorists - you name it, and he's afraid of it. His family is also a bit in pieces since the death of his older sister a few years before. His mother seems to be depressed as she spends most of her time in her room.

Iris is a girl from his school, when he went to school, and she is interested in the empty house that is next to Caleb's house. She wants to do a documentary about the house and, in the process, she also wants to draw Caleb out of his shell.

Then the strange notes start to arrive - from Emily Dickinson. Yes, the long dead poet. Caleb starts to wonder if he's losing his mind or if his sister is sending him messages from beyond the grave. The notes are left on his porch, which forces him to venture outside despite his fears.

The story just gets better and better from here. I loved Caleb and Iris and how they interact with each other. I loved seeing Caleb getting braver. Most of all, I loved the twists and turns of this book and  how unusual it was! It's a very short book so it was easy for me to read in one sitting. I couldn't have put it down, even if it was a long book, quite frankly.

I highly recommend this book for it's difference and it's wonderful story and writing. It's just a great book all the way around!

I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group


Blessings - Julie

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