Readers have called my young adult novel Evidence of Things Not Seen “edgy” and had a lot of questions about the characters profiled there. Some of those questions have been, well, edgy themselves. With only a chapter spent with each, readers fiercely want to hold the characters accountable and make sure they get the respect they deserve.
1. Why did you always work with Tommy Smythe in science lab if he drove you nuts?
2. You said that Tommy was always fixated, that he “couldn’t be normal about liking something.” How is that personality trait the same (or different) from yours?
3. What did you mean when you said, “People seek their own level. Like water.”? How does that apply to the way you are with people?
4. You wondered if a problem still exists once we find the answer. What’s your answer to this?
Readers have also seen themselves in characters or seen their friends in the pages. Some of things they see about themselves and others make them curious, some scare them, and some offer hope. Each set of questions is followed by some websites and organizations where you might get answers. I call them “resources” for lack of a better name. But they could also be called a lifeline, a revelation, or evidence of things not seen. Don’t be afraid to look for answers.
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