Perfectly Invisible (Universally Misunderstood Series #2)

Perfectly Invisible (Universally Misunderstood Series #2)

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by Kristin Billerbeck
     
 

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It's Daisy Crispin's final trimester of high school, and she plans to make it count. Her long-awaited freedom is mere months away, and her big plans for college loom in the future. Everything is under control. Or is it? Her boyfriend is treating her like she's invisible, and her best friend is selling bad costume jewelry in the school quad--and hanging out with her

Overview

It's Daisy Crispin's final trimester of high school, and she plans to make it count. Her long-awaited freedom is mere months away, and her big plans for college loom in the future. Everything is under control. Or is it? Her boyfriend is treating her like she's invisible, and her best friend is selling bad costume jewelry in the school quad--and hanging out with her boyfriend. To top it off, Daisy's major humiliation for the year will be remembered in the yearbook for all eternity. It's enough to make her wonder if maybe being invisible isn't so bad after all.

With more of the funny-but-too-true writing readers have come to expect from Kristin Billerbeck, Perfectly Invisible shows teen girls that everyone is special--no matter what they're going through.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441232526
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Series:
My Perfectly Misunderstood Life , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
477,910
File size:
721 KB
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Kristin Billerbeck is the bestselling, award-winning author of several novels, including What a Girl Wants and Perfectly Dateless. A Christy Award finalist and two-time winner of the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year, Billerbeck has appeared on The Today Show and has been featured in the New York Times. She lives with her family in northern California.
Kristin Billerbeck is the bestselling, award-winning author of several novels, including What a Girl Wants, Perfectly Dateless, and Perfectly Invisible. A Christy Award finalist and two-time winner of the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year, Billerbeck has appeared on The Today Show and has been featured in the New York Times. She lives with her family in Northern California.

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Perfectly Invisible 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Teresa_Konopka More than 1 year ago
When I realized this book is a sequel to "Perfectly Dateless"--which I also reviewed--I was pleasantly surprised. I greatly enjoyed Billerbeck's previous book, and this one did not let me down. The details from the first book are interspersed throughout this book so that the reader does not feel out of the loop (so to speak) if they didn't read the first book or simply forget details [as in my case]. In this book, the protagonist Daisy feels underappreciated and--you guessed it--invisible. Her boyfriend ignores her, and there is trouble with her so-called best friend. I know that this review makes the book sound like some teeny drama, but that's exactly what it is. However, the author manages to keep the flow so the pages keep turning. The plot is very modern, and with the exception of certain phrases that the average teen would not consider cool, Billerbeck does a good job of infiltrating teen culture to get them to listen to her story. Many important lessons are meshed into this book, like humility, gratitude, trust, and what to do in dangerous situations. While there is some romance, none of it is graphic, and I'd go as far to say that pre-teens could read this book. The ending is a bit out of the ordinary, but the book is anything but predictable and will leave readers smiling. Available July 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Novel_Teen_Book_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Daisy Crispin is almost done with high school. Then she will finally be able to get away from her controlling parents and chase her college dreams. But the loss of her job throws a kink into her perfect plans. She¿ll never raise enough money for college without a job. And why is her sort-of boyfriend completely ignoring her? Does he like another girl? It had better not be her best friend, because that would be so wrong. As Daisy struggles to figure out how to achieve everything she¿s always wanted, she starts to wonder if all she ever wanted is all she thought it would be. I¿m so glad Kristin Billerbeck wrote a sequel to Perfectly Dateless! The characters in that book were wonderful, and now we get to spend more time with them. This book was fun, filled with one misunderstanding after another, lots of teenage angst, and lots of laughs. I loved how Daisy grew over the course of this book. These were two great books, and would make a wonderful gift for any teenage girl who loves to read.
ForstRose More than 1 year ago
To me Daisy Crispin's interior monologue sounds much like the majority of us who think we are in the minority. No one cares about me, no one sees me, I'm a nothing, most of the rest of the world is too busy with their their important something lives for my unimportant life to matter. However first off as Daisy discovers during her senior year of high school even when our lives matter to no one else of the human race they do to God. Secondly nearly every other human being experiences those same feelings of insecurity sometime or multiple times in their life even the ones that seem to have it all together on the outside. Insecurity is a fact of life so move over world and make room for the new Daisy Crispin because once she finds herself she just may become a force to be reckoned with. In the meantime look out for the wake that follows her presence which could be imminently more dangerous than a freak storm. Billerbeck presents not only the unpredictability that is teenagedom, but the angst and insecurity that plague us all as we explore our identities and find our independence from parents and familial authority in order to make our way as adults in this world. The breath of fresh air in this novel is that Billerbeck approaches an overdone topic from not only a unique perspective but also with a new mindset. Instead of making this a serious, staid lecture sort of book like parents talking to kids it is much more a laid back, comic relief, entertaining sort of book. Granted a few scenes like the kidnapping get a bit tense but they are brief and well handled so with the large amount of lighter faire throughout the plot Billerbeck keeps her content balanced without losing the reader's attention. Thanks to Revell for a review copy.
Adayriddle More than 1 year ago
At first the High school drama was a little more than I could keep up with. In the first few pages I couldn't keep straight all the characters. However, upon reading more I found this to be very well-written for the teenager. It follows closely with the everyday language they are used to and the fast change of topics common to a teenager telling a story. This story chronicles the senior year of Daisy Crispin. A middle-class girl at a rich kids christian prep school. It is about Daisy finding out what really matters in her life and who really matters. All in all this is a classic coming of age story about a young girl caught in the throes of High school drama. As she sorts through crushes and mishaps, longing to be noticed, and following her dreams a beautiful story of God's plan unfolds. In the end the story shows how following God is the right way and that things truly do work out for the best. This was a great novel - really. I was surprised - but pleasantly so. Thank you Revell for this review copy. Available July 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Justpeachy1 More than 1 year ago
Author Kristin Billerbeck brings readers the latest book in her Universally Misunderstood series. Perfectly Invisible, is a Young Adult novel with a Christian perspective and readers will find it inspirational, as well as, entertaining. Tackling issues like poverty, humiliation and teenage love, Perfectly Invisible is a book that young Christian readers will identify with and relate to. The continuing story of Daisy Crispin is the crux of Krisitin Billerbeck's second book in the Universally Misunderstood series. Billerbeck gives readers a glimpse into the psyche of the teenage mind in Perfectly Invisible. In this book Billerbeck takes on several themes. Including humiliation and mean girls and what a Christian teen should do in dangerous situations. I think Billerbeck has done a nice job of bringing these issues to the forefront and showing teenage readers that they are all facing similar situations in life. Daisy is a poor girl in a rich school and she has often felt the distance between her life and that of her best friend Claire. As a character I think Daisy is dealing with feeling under appreciated and less worthy than some of the other girls in her school. I liked the fact that the author allowed Daisy to have doubts and problems and to show that just because you may be a Christian, life still isn't rainbows and butterfly's. One of the things that I found interesting in this book was the way the author chose to portray the relationship between Daisy and her boyfriend. Billerbeck shows readers a nice balance between being intimate with your boyfriend or girlfriend and not showing any affection at all. She validates the feelings of this teenage couple without making it a choice between going all the way and never touching each other. I think there are a lot of Christian teenagers that struggle with their feelings for each other and the appropriate way to express them and Billerbeck is quick to show them that it's not a sin to share a kiss. Well done! There were parts of the book that didn't sit as well with me as others did, though. Daisy is very loyal to her friend Claire and I think that is commendable but I also think there comes a time even as Christian teen where you have to ask yourself if a relationship is healthy to continue? In my opinion Billerbeck portrays Claire as a friend who takes a whole lot more than she gives. She treats Daisy with disrespect and I found myself being very offended by her behavior more than once. Both girls are said to be Christians and I think there are definitely Christians who still don't know how to treat other people, but it bothered me a bit. That's not to say that the writing was not very well done and I think that Billerbeck made Claire that way on purpose, it just wasn't something that sat well with me. There were definitely more pro's than con's with this book and I would still recommend it to my young adult readers, but I would caution that they consider it as one person's story and not as a guide to approaching every situation in their own lives. Each person is different and their situations may be similar but their relationship with God is personal and they have to make decisions based on that. It's a relatively short book at just over 250 pages. It would make a great vacation read or for a day at the lake or the beach. Remember, life doesn't end with high school... it gets better!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago