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Seeing Things Kindle Edition
No one believes Abby, of course. She’s only seeing things. As much as Abby wants to be believed, what she wants more is to know why she can suddenly see the dead. Unfortunately, they won’t tell her. In fact, none of them will speak to her. At all.
Abby leaves for her annual summer visit to her uncle’s house with tons of questions. The visit will give her answers the ghosts won’t - but she may not like what she finds out.
"When I finished Seeing Things, I hugged it. I felt it. I felt the power, the emotion, that story hit and got me in the feels. It was just what I needed. This is definitely a coming of age story and a perfect summertime read. If it's not on your Summertime read list already, put it there." ~Chris McCormick, Under the Lamp
"Taylor deftly misdirects the reader at every turn. I wholeheartedly recommend this one for anyone who enjoys a supernatural mystery that leans heavily into its horror elements." ~Sam, Sci-Fi and Scary
"Seeing Things is more than a ghost story, it is a tale of finding empathy in the face of fear and seeking the truth despite the possible consequences Sonora does an excellent job building the suspense throughout the story with a family who could very well be your own. You never know who might be seeing things, including your guilt." ~V. Castro, author of Hairspray and Switchblades and Maria the Wanted and the Legacy of the Keepers
- ASIN : B088WDJTPR
- Publication date : June 23, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1041 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 186 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B08B7G43ZC
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,290,644 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Abby has started to see ghosts. In school, around town, and when she visits Uncle Keith at the Massachusetts shore during summer. That visit brings more drama, since Uncle Keith recently lost his job as a high school English teacher, his long-term girlfriend left him, and there’s a missing student — whom Keith had tutored after school.
Sonora Taylor raises these mysteries and offers more information in bits. I liked Abby’s character for her persistence to keep pushing to find out more. She’s understandably scared of her new ability to see ghosts, and understandably frustrated with adults not being more open to tell her more. She’s in the age where adults can treat her as if she’s still a child, and they have to stretch to treat her as the young adult she’s becoming.
This is a good story of growing up and trying to navigate more for yourself.
Also, I liked how Sonora Taylor didn’t come up with an antagonist who’s easily definable as just evil. There’s nuance to make for interesting characters.
Having read Taylor's collection, Little Paranoias, I felt confident I'd enjoy anything she wrote. Now I'm even more so.
Fast forward seven months, and I hold in my hand, Seeing Things, A Novel by Sonora Taylor. At 174 pages this is a fast read that grabs the reader by the shirt collar and yanks them toward the finish line. You want to put it down between chapters because the kids are hungry or you’ve got a zoom meeting for work, but you can’t. You’re essentially not allowed, not when the end of each brief chapter leaves you demanding to know what’s going to happen next.
We’re dropped into Abby’s coming-of-age journey from page one before anything horror-related is even hinted at. From there the reader discovers that she’s developing a bit of a new talent. She sees dead people. At first you might be thinking, okay, I’ve seen this movie, but Taylor adds a little spin here. The dead want nothing to do with Abby. They actively avoid her, running away and being outwardly rude about it if the opportunity arises. One of her first encounters results in a ghost literally giving her the finger as he walks away.
Now I’ve probably given you the impression this is a comedy, but that’s not it either. There are a few humorous moments, mostly courtesy of Abby. She can be a bit of a smart ass, but Taylor also writes her with humility, which keeps her from coming across arrogant. Instead she’s instilled with a sense of charm. If forced to pigeonhole this into a genre, I suppose I’d have to say it’s a supernatural mystery, but more importantly, it’s a Sonora Taylor story. The characters are all complex and imperfect, male and female alike, but the female protagonist is strong and well-rounded. The prose carries the reader along, never for a moment feeling dull or clunky. This book is short because there are no wasted words. The terrifying imagery is not present on every page, but this adds to the overall effectiveness when it does present itself.
I won’t talk in detail about my favorite element of this story. Actually, I can’t without spoilers, but I appreciate a book that makes me question how exactly I’d react given a certain situation. The book closed after 174 pages, but my brain continued rolling. This is the mark of a strong storyteller. Seeing Things is up for pre-order now. If you loved Little Paranoias, don’t miss this one. If you’ve never read Taylor before, this makes for a great jumping on point.
I was given a copy by the author for review consideration.
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I enjoyed this a lot and it's a unique take and not a repeat of anything I've read a hundred times or more.
It's the authors writing style that manages to pull you in from the first page too. Exceptional