I’m Nobody: The Lost Pages (Book Review)

im-nobodyThe premise of I’m Nobody: The Lost Pages drew me with magnetic appeal. You see, I’ve often (past and present) seen myself as a nobody. Worthless. Insignificant. Invisible. Without any redeeming value. My instant identification with the title prompted me to sign up as a reviewer.

While the book’s excerpt/teaser is accurate, I somehow thought the story would follow a very different path than the one it took. The unexpected story wasn’t bad. I quite enjoyed it, actually.

I liked all the characters, but Caleb is definitely my favorite. Perhaps that is because I understand him so well. I see how strong his fears are, how they rule his life and steal so much from him. I know how hard it is to look your personal fear in the face and choose to go on in spite of that fear. Caleb learns to be brave, and his bravery changes his life for the better. I am hopeful that I can one day say the same.

Revka’s Rating: B+

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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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photo of author of I'm NobodyAbout the author: Author Alex Marestaing loves to create. He has 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 has 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

FTC-mandated notice: Litfuse Publicity provided me with a free copy of this book for review purposes.
My review reflects my own opinions.

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