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Nothing to See Here af Kevin Wilson
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Nothing to See Here (original 2019; udgave 2019)

af Kevin Wilson (Forfatter)

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1,2518611,891 (4)74
"Kevin Wilson's best book yet--a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with remarkable and disturbing abilities... Lillian and Madison were the unlikeliest of roommates at their elite boarding school: Madison, the daughter of a prominent Atlanta family, being groomed for greatness; Lillian, a scholarship student, plucked out of nowhere based solely on her intellect and athletic prowess. The two were as tight as could be, reveling in their unique weirdnesses, until Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly. Years later, the two have lost touch, but Madison writes and begs Lillian for help. Her husband's twin stepkids are moving in with them and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there's a catch: the twins can spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a disturbing but beautiful way. Disbelieving at first but ultimately too intrigued by these strange children, Lillian agrees. And as they hunker down in the pool house, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other--and stay cool--just as Madison's family is bracing for a major announcement. It all seems impossible to manage, but Lillian soon accepts that she and the children need each other, urgently and fiercely. With a white-hot wit and a big, tender heart, Kevin Wilson has written a most unusual story of deep parental love that proves to be his best book yet"--… (mere)
Medlem:Ellimon
Titel:Nothing to See Here
Forfattere:Kevin Wilson (Forfatter)
Info:Ecco (2019), 272 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
Vurdering:***
Nøgleord:aty-2020, 2020, strange-and-interesting, library-library, meh

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Nothing to See Here af Kevin Wilson (2019)

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I listened to the audiobook version of this and omg I was laughing the entire time. This was SO good and wonderfully weird. Favorite book of 2021. ( )
  Tosta | Nov 18, 2021 |
Delightful Novel about Self-Discovery

Lillian Breaker, who narrates this novel concerned with self-discovery, friendship, and parenting, may not be a person you would necessarily like in real life; however, in her own words and thoughts expressed in print you do find you like her, and maybe even identify with her a bit. Because, honestly, who hasn’t felt you’ve messed up their life to some degree somewhere along the line? And who wouldn’t like to learn enough about their abilities to start fresh, as Lillian does? These, then, and the fact that Lillian is a keen observer of her issues and even sharper when it comes to the weirdness of the rich, not to mention a funny person, combine to make Nothing to See Here such a delight. Turns out, there’s plenty to see.

Lillian has always loved her friend, her only real friend, Madison since meeting her at a swank prep school, to which Lillian won a free ride. Though she had to take the fall for something bad done by Madison that caused her to be expelled from school and probably cost her any real future, in spite of this, she still loved Madison. So years later when Madison calls her for help managing two children from her husband’s first marriage, she agrees, even though she’s never been a parent, never experienced good parenting up close, and really doesn’t like children. It’s going to be a challenge, but whatever happens, it will be better than the dead end life she’s leading. Then she discovers that the children, Bessie and Roland, possess a unique and dangerous inherited trait: when excited, they burst into flames.

Over the course of the short novel, she learns to deal with this characteristic and bonds with the children and they with her. She also gets a close look into Madison’s life, which upon first blush appears almost perfect. Almost painfully beautiful. Married to a high powered and respected politician, and skilled in managing him and his career. Rich beyond even the imagination of the biggest dreamer. Smart in the ways of politics and her husband, and as superior at basketball as she was when they played together back at the high toned prep school. With all this, happiness is still elusive, because as Lillian, never much on happiness, finds, the real thing is more than all the stuff on the outside; it’s what comes from the inside.

Making the journey of self-discovery with Lillian is a delight because Kevin Wilson writes with a seemingly natural flare for humor. Nothing to See Here is a perfect, uplifting read for a summer that may otherwise not be the best in memory for many. ( )
  write-review | Nov 4, 2021 |
Delightful Novel about Self-Discovery

Lillian Breaker, who narrates this novel concerned with self-discovery, friendship, and parenting, may not be a person you would necessarily like in real life; however, in her own words and thoughts expressed in print you do find you like her, and maybe even identify with her a bit. Because, honestly, who hasn’t felt you’ve messed up their life to some degree somewhere along the line? And who wouldn’t like to learn enough about their abilities to start fresh, as Lillian does? These, then, and the fact that Lillian is a keen observer of her issues and even sharper when it comes to the weirdness of the rich, not to mention a funny person, combine to make Nothing to See Here such a delight. Turns out, there’s plenty to see.

Lillian has always loved her friend, her only real friend, Madison since meeting her at a swank prep school, to which Lillian won a free ride. Though she had to take the fall for something bad done by Madison that caused her to be expelled from school and probably cost her any real future, in spite of this, she still loved Madison. So years later when Madison calls her for help managing two children from her husband’s first marriage, she agrees, even though she’s never been a parent, never experienced good parenting up close, and really doesn’t like children. It’s going to be a challenge, but whatever happens, it will be better than the dead end life she’s leading. Then she discovers that the children, Bessie and Roland, possess a unique and dangerous inherited trait: when excited, they burst into flames.

Over the course of the short novel, she learns to deal with this characteristic and bonds with the children and they with her. She also gets a close look into Madison’s life, which upon first blush appears almost perfect. Almost painfully beautiful. Married to a high powered and respected politician, and skilled in managing him and his career. Rich beyond even the imagination of the biggest dreamer. Smart in the ways of politics and her husband, and as superior at basketball as she was when they played together back at the high toned prep school. With all this, happiness is still elusive, because as Lillian, never much on happiness, finds, the real thing is more than all the stuff on the outside; it’s what comes from the inside.

Making the journey of self-discovery with Lillian is a delight because Kevin Wilson writes with a seemingly natural flare for humor. Nothing to See Here is a perfect, uplifting read for a summer that may otherwise not be the best in memory for many. ( )
  write-review | Nov 4, 2021 |
Fun audiobook ( )
  manxy | Oct 24, 2021 |
Quirky, funny, sad. At the same time heart wrenching and heart warming. Narrator is very relatable with her inner conflicts and second guessing. Borderline 4 stars. ( )
  jcoleman3307 | Oct 7, 2021 |
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"Kevin Wilson's best book yet--a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with remarkable and disturbing abilities... Lillian and Madison were the unlikeliest of roommates at their elite boarding school: Madison, the daughter of a prominent Atlanta family, being groomed for greatness; Lillian, a scholarship student, plucked out of nowhere based solely on her intellect and athletic prowess. The two were as tight as could be, reveling in their unique weirdnesses, until Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly. Years later, the two have lost touch, but Madison writes and begs Lillian for help. Her husband's twin stepkids are moving in with them and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there's a catch: the twins can spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a disturbing but beautiful way. Disbelieving at first but ultimately too intrigued by these strange children, Lillian agrees. And as they hunker down in the pool house, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other--and stay cool--just as Madison's family is bracing for a major announcement. It all seems impossible to manage, but Lillian soon accepts that she and the children need each other, urgently and fiercely. With a white-hot wit and a big, tender heart, Kevin Wilson has written a most unusual story of deep parental love that proves to be his best book yet"--

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