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. What did you mean when you said, “Tommy needed help knowing how to be in the world” ? How did you try to help him?
2. You talked about Tommy acting like he was in love with particle physics. Sometimes when people are in love but they think their love won’t be returned, they do commit suicide. What could have happened to make Tommy feel betrayed by his one love?
3. Do you think it could have ever worked out with you and Tommy? Why?