Nothing to See Here

Nothing to See Here

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"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 step kids 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, 2019.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062913463
Branch Call Number: FIC Wilso
Characteristics: 254 p. ; 22 cm.


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Mar 23, 2021

I don't think I've ever laughed so much while reading a book! The narrator is hilarious and the story is fun and silly.

WPL_JessB Mar 23, 2021

What a weird, wonderful romp! This was such a fast funny read, and the characters were so strange and yet so loveable. It's a perfect book to pick up when you need a palette cleanser or just a fun detour into the (kind of) absurd!

JCLAMYK Feb 25, 2021

The premise of spontaneously combustible children is odd but funny. A story about friendship, real family and love.

Jan 01, 2021

Hilarious and emotionally engaging. Lillian, the book's narrator, is the wise-crackingest voice since Holden Caufield. So many lines in the book stopped me dead in my tracks. I re-read them several times to luxuriate in their inventiveness and unvarnished honestly. I'm a guy so maybe I shouldn't go here, but the New York Times reviewer, a woman, also said, it's amazing that a male writer could create such a believable female narrator. This has my highest recommendation.

Dec 31, 2020

Laurie recommendation.

Dec 19, 2020

A smart, wisecracking but emotionally lost woman leads a sad existence.
Sombre and introspective. Some flashes of wacko humour.
BTW, in the cover picture: I don't believe the character there is doing a Marilyn Monroe subway grate skirt-fluttering imitation.

Gr33nbird Dec 18, 2020

Clever, with quirky characters, wry humor, and just the right amount of tenderness. Great for a plane ride or if you just want to forget about life for a while.

Dec 10, 2020

Easy reading, not really that interesting. ***

Nov 15, 2020

Loved this book and laughed out loud and cried. Everyone should read this book

Oct 05, 2020

Compulsively readable, outrageously funny book with a sweet ending. Recommended!

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ArapahoeStaff26 Jan 06, 2020

And if I'd driven to the basket right then, I would have hit an easy layup, but I let her recover. I drove and then did my... And when Madison felt that pressure from me, that movement, she turned and ran to the basket, too... I was about to reach it when I felt something hard slam into my face, and all these stars blasted into my head, this stinging pain... 'She hit you in the face,' Bessie said, 'with her elbow.' 'It was an accident, of course,' Madison said. 'shit, I'm sorry, Lillian.'

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