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 both hold the characters accountable and make sure they get the respect they deserve.
1. Tommy Smythe has been called a weirdo, a science nerd, a freak. Your dad thinks he’s a brujo, a magician. Is it possible that he’s all these things?
2. Your father doesn’t think Tommy is dead but that he’s more like a spirit body, still very much alive but in a different form. What do you think happened to Tommy Smythe?
3. You said, “That muchacho loco is gone and I’m still looking for his notebook.” Why would you do that?