The Unspeakable Unknown

Written by Eliot Sappingfield

This is hilarious, thrilling, mind-bending, and yet absolutely heartwarming at the same time. It is hard to find the right words to describe it. One moment I am laughing so hard and another I am thinking completely out of the box and getting everything that is mentioned. The imagination of the author is way beyond anything I have ever imagined. With a name like Elliot Sappingfield that could be the clue as to how he comes up with these amazing wacky stories. Pretty much anything can happen at any moment. This is the second book to A Problematic Paradox. The chapter titles are enough to get you going on the wacky and hilarious adventures the book with take you on.

Nikola attends a school where there are also some alien beings called parahumans. Nikola has to defeat a creature with the name of Evil Old One, who ends up being her teacher. She and her friends go on a field trip to find the Old One and discover that it isn’t evil. So they don’t kill it but allow it to escape. She needs to find her father who has been captured by something evil. As the adventure continues, Nikola is in danger of abeing kidnapped also, by these extraterrestrial beings that have her father. Can she find him without being in danger? Can they rescue him before it is too late? In the process, they come face to face with the most mysterious person of all: one so dangerous, dark and powerful that they do not dare to speak the name. It is hard to put down and sad when it was over.

Reviewed by Marcia Ingram, Library Media Educational Technology Specialist, Eisenhower Jr. High
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 6-9
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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The Unspeakable Unknown
Written by Eliot Sappingfield
G.P. Putnam’s Sons
352 pages
Release Date: February 5, 2019
ISBN: 9781524738488

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