Contemporary/Literary · Fantasy · Read-Reviewed-2020

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson. (2019).


Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson. (2019).

**3.5 out of 5 stars**

Lillian and Madison were roommates and inseparable friends at boarding school until Lillian had to leave due to a scandal. They’ve barely spoken since until now when Madison offers Lillian a job. The job is to be nanny to Madison’s twin stepkids. The catch is the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated. Over the summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust one another and stay cool. Lillian ultimately behind to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her…

As a mother, the thought of my children literally bursting into flames when they are upset is actually terrifying haha. But it sure does make for a fascinating story! I guess this one is best described as a domestic fiction with a small taste of fantasy. It is set in 1995 and never delves into why this spectacular display of flames happens to the kids. The storyline is more about the relationship growth between Lillian and the children with Lillian basically taking on the mothering role and falling in love with these strange children. It’s also about Lillian’s change of lifestyle from an aimless drifting person to a protective care provider. This is a quirky book that will satisfy your need for something a little different if that’s what you are looking for.

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