Nothing to See Here

Nothing to See Here Review

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 unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help.

Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there’s a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it’s the truth.

Thinking of her dead-end life at home, the life that has consistently disappointed her, Lillian figures she has nothing to lose. Over the course of one humid, demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other—and stay cool—while also staying out of the way of Madison’s buttoned-up politician husband. Surprised by her own ingenuity yet unused to the intense feelings of protectiveness she feels for them, Lillian ultimately begins to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her—urgently and fiercely. Couldn’t this be the start of the amazing life she’d always hoped for?

With white-hot wit and a big, tender heart, Kevin Wilson has written his best book yet—a most unusual story of parental love.

Title:Nothing to See Here
Edition Language:English

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    Nothing to See Here Reviews

  • Meredith

    Quirky and HeartwarmingNothing to See Here is about two small children who have the power to spontaneously combust. Yup. Sounds crazy, but Kevin Wilson pulls it off! The premise is a little odd, but i...

  • karen

    “This is weird, Madison. You want me to raise your husband’s fire children.”i won this through the gr giveaways but i didn’t read it right away—choosing instead to read ARCs of books that we...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Surprising, entertaining, emotional, original!Dysfunctional family dynamics, political ambitions, fire-starter kids seem like little Drew Barrymore’s incarnations, not reciprocated, quirky best frie...

  • Dita

    I came SO close to missing out on this one!!Just like all of you, I'd seen the great reviews for this book but I wanted nothing to do with a story about kids who burst into flames. It just sounded too...

  • Robin

    This book was a freaking balm on my soul. You have to understand, I have been completely SWAMPED in the waters of Moby Dick and the meandering ramblings of Midnight's Children - I know... WHAT WAS I T...

  • Michelle

    Why have I waited so long to read this??? This may have been one of the cutest stories I have ever read. 🥰Lillian is asked by her best friend Madison to become the "governess" to her two 10 year ol...

  • Larry H

    This is truly an odd, funny, poignant book about finding a place and people with whom you belong, and how family can spring from the strangest of situations."How did people protect themselves? How did...

  • David Putnam

    A quirky story about two kids who once agitated light on fire; burst into flames. Nothing happens to the kids, they are unharmed when it happens. This book has a gentle pressure that pulls you through...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

    Great flaming balls of fire!! Kids that catch on fire! No, nothing to see here! You can't get anymore original than this quirky, sweet, mesmerizing funny and touching story that uniquely explores what...

  • JanB

    4.5 It takes a lot of skill for an author to write a book about children bursting into flames and do it in a way that makes it not only believable, but endearing. I absolutely loved this quirky, funny...