It’s 1997 in the tiny town of Peake, Alabama and everyone’s talking about Unseen, a supposedly invisible superhero who kicks cow-tipper butt! To Unseen's credit, the hero is also known for taking on more serious criminals like the occasional gas station thief and …well, that’s pretty much it.
But this story isn’t about Unseen, it’s about one of the vigilante's fans- Karen Lyles. Sixteen-year-old Karen Lyles lives in Peake with her Deaf parents and little sister Tessa. The four of them are a relatively happy family until Karen’s mother inexplicably loses all of her memories and eventually, her will to live. Things get even worse when Karen’s little sister, Tessa, is kidnapped by one of Unseen’s enemies.
Determined to save Tessa, Karen teams up with her father and her best friend, Nathaniel, for the rescue mission. As the three of them dodge gunshots, memory-erasing devices, and the punishing blows of extraordinarily powerful mutants, Karen discovers that her parents have been hiding a tremendous secret about their past - a secret that links their family to Unseen!
Unmasking your town vigilante is one thing, but to discover your own identity- that’s the real adventure.
Identity, a sci fi coming of age novel written from the perspectives of Karen, her little sister Tessa, and her best friend, Nathaniel, is recommended for ages 15 and up.
As the origin story to The South Louisiana High Book Series, Identity takes place in 1997 and can be described as a slow reveal, its first half focusing on who the three main characters are and what kinds of families they come from. Bit by bit, each character's story unfolds into a science fiction adventure that’s tinged with hope and leads readers directly into the series!
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About the Author
Louisiana-born EJ Mara remembers sitting in her room at six-years old and writing a poem called "Seashore." It went something like, "When I'm lonely, when I'm sad, I go to the seashore, I lay in the sand ..." She was proud of "Seashore" and wrote several dozen more poems within the next few weeks. Eventually, she moved on to writing and illustrating her own books and sharing these stories with her classmates. Now, EJ Mara continues to write stories. In 2015 she published the first book within The South Louisiana High Series and she's currently working to complete this YA series. Most of her stories feature main characters with superhuman abilities and are set in her home-state of Louisiana.