eleanor

Juvenile Fiction

Paranormal/ Fantasy

Available: July 1, 2014 | ISBN 9781939967343 | paperback | 360 pages | 5.5 in. x 8.25 in. | World (translation, audiobook, media rights) | $14.99 US (trade paperback), $8.99 US (e-book)
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Eleanor

The Unseen, Book 1 of 3

by Johnny Worthen

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Who is Eleanor? She is unremarkable but extraordinary, young but old, malleable but fixed. She is scared and confused. She is a liar and a thief. She is more powerful than she knows. Rejoining humanity was always a risk—but even she couldn’t have seen this coming.

It was a gamble for Eleanor to rejoin humanity, but she was driven to it. She’d been too successful forgetting. The last vestiges of her family hung by a thread in her transformed brain and drove her to be reckless.

Ten years later, Eleanor hides in plain sight. She is an average girl getting average grades in a small Wyoming town: poor but happy, lonely but loved. Her mother, Tabitha, is there for her and that’s all she’s ever needed. But now her mother is sick and David has returned. The only friend she’d ever had—the only other person who knows her secret—is back. And Eleanor again becomes reckless.

Eleanor is a modest girl, unremarkable but extraordinary, young but old, malleable but fixed. She is scared and confused. She is a liar and a thief. Eleanor is not what she appears to be.

Reviews

“A riveting supernatural character study wrought with the pains of first love and the struggles of self-acceptance.” —Kirkus Reviews.

“Worthen’s handling of the volatile issues of racism, societal inequalities, gossip mongering, peer pressure, bullying, death, and abandonment will provide readers with numerous opportunities for in-depth discussion.” —School Library Journal

“. . . a breath of fresh air after so many teen novels.” —Deseret News

“. . . one of the most memorable books I’ve read this year.” —Tentacle Books

“With Eleanor, Worthen has created a compelling and mysterious character and crafted an intriguing story for her that unfolds with a fierce, graceful elegance. I was captivated from page one. Bravo!” —Anne Hillerman, author of Spider Woman’s Daughter

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