Book 2


The Unseen


376 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Paperback, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $17.99)

Publication Date: July 2015

ISBN 9781631630224

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Winner of:2014 Writer of the Year, League of Utah WritersLeague of Utah Writers, Recommended Read, Young Adult categoryIn book two of this remarkable series, the sleepy little town of Jamesford becomes a national battleground of faith and science, hatred and hope Eleanor—the girl whose life depends on not being noticed—is at the center of it all. Trusting David with the secret of what she is, Eleanor tries to keep the promise she made her mother to rejoin humanity, even if Eleanor might not be human. She dreams of a future beyond mere survival, beyond fear and loneliness—a future where she matters. But Jamesford is plagued with strangers, a predator is on the loose, and the rumors surrounding the girl from Cedar Street never quite disappear.


"A fast-paced paranormal story of love and family, remembrance and survival . . . Worthen's handling of the volatile issues of racism, societal inequalities, gossip mongering, peer pressure, bullying, death, and abandonment will provide readers with numerous opportunities for in-depth discussion."  —School Library Journal, on Eleanor

"Worthen deftly sketches a flawed and enthralling character in Eleanor. She's a complex mixture of vulnerable and dangerous . . . Readers will clamor for more of the lore surrounding her past."  —Kirkus Reviews, on Eleanor

"With Eleanor, Worthen has created a compelling and mysterious character and crafted an intriguing story for her that unfolds with a fierce, graceful elegance."   —Anne Hillerman, author, Spider Woman's Daughter, on Eleanor

"Johnny Worthen continues to mix folklore, science fiction in Celeste. The story is very good and draws readers into it. Worthen does an excellent job describing her feelings of loneliness. The Navajo mythology and language make it a richer story." —Kent Larson, Deseret News

"This should be the next young adult series you read. I gave Celeste The Unseen 5 stars. Eleanor's story continues to thrill in this second installment to the series." —J. Abram Barneck, ScifiandFantasyReaders.com

Author Biography

Johnny Worthen has a master's degree in American studies from the University of Utah. He is the author of Beatrysel, Dr. Stuart's Heart, Eleanor, and Little Visible Delight. He lives in Sandy, Utah.