Have You Seen Luis Velez?

Have You Seen Luis Velez?

Title:Have You Seen Luis Velez?
ISBN:null
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:297 pages

From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes a moving novel about two strangers who find that kindness is a powerful antidote to fear.

Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn’t belong. Not with his mother’s new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father’s wife. Not at school, where he’s an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections: to the feral cat he’s tamed and to a blind ninety-two-year-old woman in his building who’s introduced herself with a curious question: Have you seen Luis Velez?

Mildred Gutermann, a German Jew who narrowly escaped the Holocaust, has been alone since her caretaker disappeared. She turns to Raymond for help, and as he tries to track Luis down, a deep and unexpected friendship blossoms between the two.

Despondent at the loss of Luis, Mildred isolates herself further from a neighborhood devolving into bigotry and fear. Determined not to let her give up, Raymond helps her see that for every terrible act the world delivers, there is a mirror image of deep kindness, and Mildred helps Raymond see that there’s hope if you have someone to hold on to.


    Have You Seen Luis Velez? Reviews

  • Angela M

    It’s feel good and uplifting, a story about finding kindness and the goodness of people when and where it’s least expected. It was just what I needed. I’ve read so many tough stories these last ...

  • Christine

    5 starsCatherine Ryan Hyde is an author I have been eyeing for years, and I have about a half dozen of her novels downloaded on my kindle. Finally, after seeing some superb reviews for Have You Seen L...

  • marilyn

    "Have You Seen Luis Velez?" will encourage you to look outside of yourself and see what is really around you, who is really around you. To try to put yourself into the shoes of those not like yourself...

  • Erin

    Such a beautiful story! Grab this one my friends and make sure the tea is hot, the cats are purring and that you have a great stock of tissue paper( Kleenex) on hand. When Raymond, an African American...

  • Carolyn

    This is a wonderful, heart warming book which I feel sure many different readers will enjoy!When 16 year Raymond meets Millie, a 92 year old blind woman who lives in his apartment block, she is outsid...

  • Nadia

    Have You Seen Luis Velez is a story of a boy who doesn't fit in and forms an unlikely friendship with his 92-year-old neighbour. Raymond is 17 years old and his only friend just moved away, leaving hi...

  • Tara Rock

    I rarely read young adult novels and into the first few chapters thought I had made a mistake on this one. As I proceeded I was in awe of how deftly the author had inner woven very interesting charact...

  • Karren  Sandercock

    Thanks to NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and Catherine Ryan Hyde for my advanced copy of Have You Seen Luis Velez.What a brilliant book and I loved it.Raymond Jaffe is a mixed race 16 year old young...

  • Erin Clemence

    Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a free, electronic ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review. “Have You Seen Luis Velez?” is the question that starts it all. Raymond Jaffe is ...

  • Sherri Thacker

    5 stars ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ What do you get when the main characters are a 92 year old woman and a 17 year old boy? A fabulous book about 2 people - Mildred and Raymond. Just a wonderful “feel good...