“Things Hoped For,” by Andrew Clements

“Things Hoped For,” by Andrew Clements is a fascinating sequel to the science fiction fantasy “Things Not Seen.”
Book Cover of Things Hoped For by Andrew Clements
Gwen is a seventeen year old music student who will soon audition at some of New York's most elite music schools. Her future in music will be determined within the next few weeks. Then her grandfather suddenly disappears, leaving her with a note that merely says he has gone away, and that she is not to tell anyone.

Although she is concerned about her grandfather she is helped when she meets Robert, first introduced as Bobby in “Things Not Seen.” Robert helps Gwen to keep her grandfather's disappearance from becoming known, but all around them strange events seem to be mounting toward some mysterious climax. When everything comes to its finish Gwen will discover just how much her grandfather loved her.

“Things Hoped For” differs slightly in style from “Things Not Seen.” While “Things Not Seen” was more of a science fiction novel, “Things Hoped For” is more of a mystery. In addition “Things Hoped For” shows a different side of invisibility than “Things Not Seen.” Andrew Clements' writing style, however, is still spotless, his characters still wonderful, and his plot still attention grabbing.

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Also see the review of "Things Not Seen," by Andrew Clements, the prequel to "Things Hoped For."

Or check out some reviews of other great books by Andrew Clements.



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Inkweaver Review 2008-11-16T15:32:00-06:00

22 replies so far. What are your thoughts?

Me-Me King said...

This is a great blog for parents and grand-parents, especially with the upcoming holiday season. Wonderful gift ideas!

NathanKP said...

Thank you very much Me-Me King. I review quality young adult books that do make great gifts.

Thank you for commenting.

Anonymous said...

from what i could tell i only read 12 chapters of things not seen. i read the comment, and it was extremly good ratings and i have enjoyed the book so far. Things hoped for sounds less appealing then things not seen by the comments. but i tthink anyone would enjoy both and all of andrew clement's works

NathanKP said...

All of Andrew Clement's books are very high-quality and excellent for young readers. He writes books specifically for school age children.

Anonymous said...

I love this book, but you need to read Things not seen first to get the twists and turns in this book. Have fun reading it!!!

NathanKP said...

You are absolutely right. I forgot to include a link back to my review of "Things Not Seen." I hope that there is going to be third book in the series.

Frankie said...

NathanKP, just out of curiosity, is "Things Hoped For" better than "Things Not Seen" or the other way around?

NathanKP said...

In my opinion "Things Not Seen" is considerably better. The plot in "Things Hoped For" is not quite as exciting, but it does have a more moving conclusion.

Anonymous said...

i loved this not seen

NathanKP said...

I assume you mean "Things Not Seen?" I'm glad that you loved it.

Anonymous said...

i loved reading Things Not Seen as well as Things Hoped For. but u should really consider reading Things Not Seen before u read this one. because don't they mention, Bobby and Alica a lot? i'd imagine it'd be difficult to understand if u hadn't read Things Not Seen first.

NathanKP said...

You are very correct. If you read "Things Hoped For" without reading "Things Not Seen" you will find it very hard to understand some parts.

Thanks for commenting.

Nathan

Anonymous said...

it was an awesome book

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading "Things Not Seen" and it was great. I love the character Alicia and what I was wondering was, I know they talk about Bobby in "Things Hoped For" and I was wondering if Alicia is part of "Things Hoped For." I hope. Does anyone know?

Anonymous said...

There's a third book right? I think it's called "Things That Are." Does anyone know what that one is about?

Anonymous said...

i love this book and how detail Clements gets with this book!!

Anonymous said...

it's about bobby and alicia and the fbi

Sapphi said...

I love the first one im goignt ot read the others

Anonymous said...

there is a 3rd book and it is called "things that are"

Anonymous said...

Alicia may be blind, but that doesn't mean she can't see what's happening right in front of her eyes. Like how her parents try to give her freedom. Or how Bobby—now Robert—has returned to figure out their relationship. Or even the invisible man, William, and just how dangerous he is to Alicia, to Robert, to their whole family—or so the police say. Or is Alicia wrong this time? If her normally sharp instincts are wrong, the results could be disastrous.
From award-winning author Andrew Clements, here is a novel full of adventure, romance, and mystery, which at its heart is about trusting—even things we know but cannot see.

this is the summary for things that are the 3rd book to things not seen

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