April 19, 2017

Lone Star Book Blog Tours : Evidence Of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane


EVIDENCE
OF THINGS NOT SEEN by
By Lindsey Lane

  Genre: YA /  Mystery / Suspense
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Date of Publication: December 16, 2015
Number of Pages: 240

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Tommy Smythe is missing.
Fact: Tommy was good at physics and less good at basic human interactions.
Fact: Tommy recorded his thoughts and observations in a notebook.
Fact: Tommy believed in the existence of parallel universes.
Fact: Tommy was adopted. The facts are simple. The conclusions to be drawn from the facts are not simple. Did he run away to find his birth parents? Did he slip through a wormhole and enter one of the multiple universes he believed in? Did he simply wander off?  Only one thing is certain: until a possibility is proven true, all possibilities exist. Told through multiple perspectives, here is a story about how residents of a small town seek answers to the mystery of a teen’s disappearance. 


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PRAISE FOR EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN:

“In her first novel for teens, Lane offers a gripping and genre bending mosaic.” - Publishers Weekly

“Complex and Rich” - Horn Book

"This is the kind of book you tuck in with and escape into, and it will stay with you long after you finish the last lines.  Haunting and beautiful.” - Jennifer Mathieu, author of The Truth About AliceDevoted, and Afterward

“The narrative jiggers between unexpected opposites—joy and fear, love and violence, grief and hope—all the while holding forth the constant idea that the world offers us credible evidence of what seems impossible if we only know where to look.”  J.L. Powers, author of AminaThis Thing Called The Future, and the forthcoming Broken Circle

"Ever look at a pearl and notice that its one color is, in fact, many colors? That’s the beauty of EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN, the stunning debut novel by Lindsey Lane.” - Conrad Wesselhoeft, author of Adios NirvanaDirt Bikes, Drones and Other Ways To Fly

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Evidence Of Things Not Seen is a story of a nerdy high school boy who just disappeared one day without warning. This book follows his friends as they cope with his disappearance while going through their own teenage problems. It does go off the beaten path once or twice with who is telling their story -- or so you may think. Keep reading, though, because everything will come full circle by the end of the book, and that wraps-up the story -- or does it?

I liked this book, but I am struggling with the classification of it being young adult given the graphic drug, sex, and murder scenes that it had in it.  I do have to say that it's so well-written that it will make you want to read it straight through (two hours for me) just to see what happens in the end! Talk about keeping the reader hooked! Author Lindsey Lane knows how to do this amazingly well.


I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read something different than what is out there in terms of YA Science Fiction books; it really has a completely different angle. And as far as content, I would definitely say it is for mature readers who aren't sensitive to brutally harsh realities of the real world.


Thank You to Lindsey Lane for writing a great book to escape that allowed me to escape into another world for a few hours!  


I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from Lone Star Book Blog Tours. 





Lindsey Lane is the author of the young adult novel Evidence of Things Not Seen (Farrar Straus Giroux) and the award-winning picture book and iTunes app Snuggle Mountain (Clarion/PicPocket Books). She is represented by Erin Murphy Literary Agency. Before she received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2010, Lindsey was a features journalist (Austin Chronicle and Austin American Statesman) and an award-winning playwright (The Miracle of Washing Dishes). Lindsey is a featured presenter at schools and conferences and universities and also teaches writing at Austin Community College, Writers League of Texas, and the Writing Barn. She lives in Austin, Texas but loves to travel, especially to the ocean. She loves books, films, good food and her cadre of dear friends. Her idea of a perfect evening is having a dinner party at her home with friends from around the world and discussing everything under the sun while eating, drinking, and laughing. 
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CHECK OUT THE OTHER GREAT BLOGS ON THE TOUR:

4/12
Video Guest Post
4/13
Playlist
4/14
Review
4/15
Excerpt
4/16
Author Interview
4/17
Review
4/18
Scrapbook
4/19
Review
4/20
Guest Post
4/21
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