Friday, May 30, 2014

"I'm Nobody: The Lost Pages"

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)

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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

My Review:
Alex Marestaing's novel, "I'm Nobody: The Lost Pages," is a well-written, thought-provoking, intricate story that is perfect for both young adults and older adults as well. Alex has woven together a story of a boy Caleb, whom is grieving the loss of his older sisters years earlier, and whom struggles with some mental illness issues.  Iris remembers Caleb in second grade and her interactions with him at this time and she is curious about why she has not seen him since.  As Caleb tries to unravel the mysteries in his life, the reader is able to go on this journey to help him figure out what is real and what is not.  This novel is one of those books that will stick with the reader long after it is finished and it is one that will be reflected upon and help the reader do some personal soul-searching.  I enjoyed this book and would recommend it for young people to read whom may be struggling with issues in their own lives. 

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*Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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