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Invisibility by Andrea Cremer, David Levithan

A magical romance between a boy cursed with invisibility and the one girl who can see him, by New York Times bestselling authors Andrea Cremer (Nightshade) and David Levithan (Every Day)

Stephen is used to invisibility. He was born that way. Invisible. Cursed.

Elizabeth sometimes wishes for invisibility. When you’re invisible, no one can hurt you. So when her mother decides to move the family to New York City, Elizabeth is thrilled. It’s easy to blend in there.

Then Stephen and Elizabeth meet. To Stephen’s amazement, she can see him. And to Elizabeth’s amazement, she wants him to be able to see her—all of her. But as the two become closer, an invisible world gets in their way—a world of grudges and misfortunes, spells and curses. And once they’re thrust into this world, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how deep they’re going to go—because the answer could mean the difference between love and death.

* " Levithan and Cremer again prove themselves masters of their craft. The inventive, enrapturing story that follows involves spellseekers and a curse-casting grandfather, but Stephen’s and Elizabeth’s journey is largely about redemption, self-acceptance, and love. Cremer and Levithan make Stephen’s invisibility something every reader can relate to, and therein lies the magic." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A must-read for both the realist and the romantic!" --Teen Vogue

"[An] enigmatic mash-up of fantasy and romance set in contemporary real-world Manhattan. The collaboration of Levithan and Cremer creates a seamless narrative." --Booklist

“Once in a while, along comes a book like this one, written by two great authors, with a fun premise and nice execution, and I don't feel like I need to cover my enjoyment of it with a cough and a sheepish grin. So thanks for that, Andrea Cremer and David Levithan!” --ForeverYA
"Cremer and Levithan craft a tale of love and magic in their first collaborative effort." --School Library Journal

"A fast-paced supernatural thriller that will surely leave readers wanting more.[A] love child of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Levithan’s Every Day." --Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101602881
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 726,969
Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
File size: 803 KB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Andrea Cremer and David Levithan met each other in Washington, DC, even though that’s not where they live. Andrea was pretty certain she wasn’t invisible, but David confirmed that fact by introducing her to some other writers, who were all able to see her.
Andrea is the internationally bestselling author of the Nightshade series, which includes Nightshade, Wolfsbane, Bloodrose, Snakeroot, Rift and Rise. She is also the author of the Inventor's Secret series, and of Invisibility,which she co-wrote with David Levithan. She lives in Claremont, CA. You can visit her online at or follow her on Twitter @andreacremer.
Before writing with Andrea, David had never written a novel with a one-word title. His novels include Every Day, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (written with Rachel Cohn), and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (written with John Green). You can visit David at and follow his lover’s dictionary on Twitter @loversdiction. He lives just outside New York City.

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InvisibilityAndrea Cremer and David LevithanSpeak An Imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.Chapter OneI was born invisible.
 I have no idea how this worked. Did my mother go to a hospital, expecting me to be just another normal, visible baby? Or did she believe in the curse, did she know what was going to happen and have me in secret? It’s such a strange image, even to me: an invisible baby, born into the world. What was that first moment like, when I was held up to my mother and there was nothing to see, only feel? She never told me. To her, the past was invisible like I was invisible. She let it slip that there was a curse—angry early words with my father, not meant for my ears. But that was it. There was no other why. There was no other how. There was only the what, and that was my life.
Invisible. I am invisible.
I want to keep asking my parents why. I want to keep asking my parents how. But I can’t anymore. They’re gone now.
My father left when I was small. It was too much for him.
My mother held on for as long as she could. Fifteen years. And then her body broke. A blood vessel in her brain.
I have been alone for almost a year now.
I can never be seen, no matter hard I try. I can be touched, but only if I concentrate. And I can always be heard, if I choose to speak. These, I suppose, are the rules of the curse. I have gotten used to them, even if I don’t understand them. When I was a baby, I automatically had weight, but the more conscious I became, the more I had to concentrate on being held. I do not evaporate—part of me is still there, so I don’t fall through floors or walk through walls. But to touch—that requires effort. I am not solid to the world, but the world is solid to me. The curse is its own intricately woven, often contradictory web, and I was born into it. I am an unknowing slave to its design.
New York City is a remarkably easy place to be invisible, as long as you have an absent father who contributes to your bank account from time to time. Everything—groceries, movies, books, furniture—can be ordered online. Cash never has to pass from one hand to another. Packages are left outside the door.I stay inside a lot, but not always.
I live four blocks from Central Park, and I spend most of my most afternoons there. It is where I choose to live my traceless, shadowless life. I am just another part of the expanse. I am there in the trees, in the air, by the water. Sometimes I will sit on a bench for hours at a time. Sometimes I will wander. At every moment, I observe. Tourists and regulars. Dog walkers who pass at noon each day, clockwork. Large packs of teenagers, jockeying loudly for each other’s attention. Old people who also sit and stare, as if they have all the time in the world, when deep down they know the opposite is true. I take them all in. I hear their conversations, witness their intimacies. I never say a word. They are more conscious of the birds, the squirrels, the wind.
I do not exist. And yet I exist.
I miss my mother. When I was a child, she taught me how to concentrate, how to give myself weight when the instinct began to fail. That way, she could still carry me on her back, tell me to hold on. She wanted me to live in the world, not apart from it. She would not abide any mischief on my part—no thievery, no spying, no taking advantage. I was cursed, but I was not meant to curse others. I was different, yes, but I was no less human than anyone else. So I had to act human, even when I wasn’t feeling human at all.
She loved me, which is perhaps the most remarkable thing of all. There was never any question. By which I mean: there were many questions, but none of them had to do with love.
She taught me to read, even though she had to turn the pages most of the time. To write, even though the simple act of typing on a keyboard can exhaust me. To talk, when only she was around. To be silent, when anyone else was around. She taught me science and math and history, and how to cut my hair and my fingernails. She taught me the stories of my neighborhood, the stories of her day. She was comfortable telling me about the sixteenth century, or about a show she’d seen on TV. The only period that was blank was the year of my birth. Or anything directly before. Or anything directly after.
She never told a soul. And because of this, she too was alone—alone with me. Like mother, like son. There were kids I grew up with, but only because I saw them around a lot, got to know them through observation. Especially the kids in my building. Alex in 7A has been around the longest—perhaps I remember him first because of his red hair, or maybe it’s the consistency of his complaining. At six, he wanted the latest toys. At sixteen, he wants to stay out late, to get more money from his parents, to have his parents leave him alone. I am tired of him, as I am tired of Greta in 6C, who’s always been mean, and Sean in 5C, who’s always been quiet. I think he would envy my invisibility, if he knew it was possible. But since he doesn’t, he settles for the other options, the more voluntary invisibilities. He cloaks himself in books. He never makes eye contact, so the world becomes indirect. He mumbles his way through life.
And then there was Ben, who moved away. Ben, the only friend I’ve almost had. When he was five and I was ten, he decided to have an imaginary friend. Stuart, he named him, and that was close enough to my name, Stephen, for me to play along. He’d invite me to dinner, and I’d come along. He’d move to hold my hand in the park, and I’d take it. He’d bring me to kindergarten for show-and-tell, and I would stand there as the teacher indulged his whim, nodding along to whatever Ben said about me. The one thing I couldn’t do was speak to him, because I knew that hearing my voice would spoil the illusion. Once, when I knew he wasn’t listening, I whispered his name. Just to hear it. But he didn’t notice. And by the time he turned six, he’d outgrown me. I couldn’t blame him. Still, I was sad when he moved away.
My days are very much identical to one another. I wake up whenever I want. I shower, even though it’s hard for me to get dirty. Mostly I do it so I can concentrate myself into having a body, and then feel the sensation of water hitting my skin. There’s something human in that experience, a communion with the ordinary that I need each morning. I don’t need to dry off; I merely disappear, and whatever water that’s left on my body falls straight to the floor. I go back to my room and put on some clothes, for warmth. They disappear as soon as I put them on—another of the curse’s finer details. Then I turn on some music and read for a few hours. I eat mostly at lunchtime—the spell also covers whatever I put into my mouth, so mercifully I don’t have to witness the effects of my digestive tract. When lunch is done, I head out to the park. I press the elevator button, then have to wait in the lobby for the doorman to open the door for someone else before I can leave. Or, if no one is around, I open it myself and assume that, if it’s seen, someone will blame the door, or the wind. I pick a bench that no one will sit on—the birds have gotten to it, or it’s missing a slat. Or I wind my way through the Rambles. By the tidal pools, I have no reflection. By the band shell, I can sway to the music without anyone noticing. By the ponds, I can release a sudden cry, causing the ducks to spring in the air. Bystanders have no idea what’s happened.
I come home when it’s dark, and read some more. Watch some television. Go online. Again, typing is hard for me. But every now and then, I will painstakingly set out my sentences. This is the way I can participate in the language of living. I can talk to strangers. I can leave comments. I can volunteer my words when they are needed. Nobody has to know that on the other side of the wirescape, unseen hands are pressing the keys. Nobody has to know my central truth, if I can offer them much smaller truths instead.
This is how the time passes. I don’t go to school. I don’t have any family. The landlord knows my mother is gone—I had to call the ambulance, I had to see her taken away—but he believes my father is still around. I will grant my father this: he has never disowned me. It’s just that he doesn’t want to have anything further to do with me. I don’t even know where he is. He is an email address to me. A cell phone number.
When my mother died, all the whys and hows returned. Grief gave them fuel. Uncertainty pointed me backward. For the first time in my life, without the buffer of her love, I felt truly cursed. I only had two choices, to follow her or to stay. Reluctantly, I stayed. I immersed myself in other people’s words, in the park, in weaving a nest for my future out of the loose strands that I had left in my life. After a while, I stopped wondering about the why. I stopped questioning the how. I stopped noticing the what. What remains is simply my life, and I lead it simply.
I am like a ghost who’s never died.
It starts with Ben’s old apartment, 3B. Two doors down from my apartment, 3D. Ben’s family left when I was twelve. Since then, the apartment has gone through three waves of tenants. The Cranes were a horrible couple who spent all their time saying horrible things to each other. They enjoyed their cruelty too much to get a divorce, but it wasn’t any fun to be around. The Tates had four kids, and it was the imminent arrival of the fifth that made them realize a two-bedroom apartment wasn’t going to work. And Sukie Maxwell was only planning on being in New York for a year, because she only had a year to design her client’s new Manhattan apartment before moving on to redecorate the same client’s house in France. She left so little of a mark on my universe that I didn’t even notice her moving out. It’s only when I see a set of movers carrying an old, worn sofa—a sofa that Sukie Maxwell would have never approved of—that I know she’s left our building and a new family is taking her place.
I walk past the movers and head out to the park without giving it much thought. Instead I focus on Ivan, my favorite dog walker, who is making his afternoon rounds with Tigger and Eeyore (a dachshund and a basset hound, respectively). From conversations he’s had with other dog walkers, I know that Ivan came to Manhattan from Russia three years ago, and is sharing a room in the Lower East Side with three other Russians he met online. This is not working out well, especially because Ivan is trying to woo Karen, the live-in nanny for the younger members of Tigger and Eeyore’s family. I’ve seen them too, in the park, and think that Karen and Ivan would make a good match, if only because he treats the dogs kindly and with a sense of humor, while she does the same with the children. But it is clearly out of the question for Ivan to stay over at the house of his employers, nor does he want to bring Karen home to meet his questionable roommates. It’s a stalemate, and sometimes I feel I’m as eager to see the resolution as Ivan is.
There seems to be some progress today, because about ten minutes after Ivan comes to the park, Karen follows with the children. They seem to be aware of each other, but with the children around, they’re hesitant. I follow as they head towards the statue of Alice in Wonderland, then get closer as the kids leave them to play. It’s just Tigger and Eeyore now, and neither Karen nor Ivan is making the first move.
I can’t help myself. I lean down, concentrate hard, and push the two dogs in different directions. Suddenly they are darting in circles, and Ivan and Karen are at the center of their leashes. They are flung together, and while at first there’s shock, it’s the kind of shock that ends with smiles and laughter. The dogs are barking maniacally; the kids are rushing over to see what’s happened. Ivan and Karen are pressing against each other, trying to disentangle themselves.
I’m smiling too. I have no idea what it would look like, to see me smile. But the feeling is there.
There’s no certainty that the little spark of the moment I’ve given to Ivan and Karen will become anything other than a moment. Still, I feel good as I head back to the apartment. I wait for Mrs. Wylie (4A) to come in, and I rush through the door behind her. Then we ride in the elevator together to the fourth floor, and I press three on the way back down. When I emerge from the elevator, there’s a girl in front of 3B, holding three bags from IKEA. As she fumbles for her door key, all three of them drop to the ground. I gingerly walk past her, then wait by my door—there’s no way for me to take my key out of its hiding place and open the door until she’s gone from the hall. I stand there watching as she scoops a pair of bookends and some cheap picture frames back into one of the bags. She is either cursing at herself or cursing at the bags—I can’t tell which. I am thinking about how Sukie Maxwell would have died to have IKEA objects in her perfect apartment, not really paying attention when this new girl looks straight at the space where I’m standing.
“Are you really going to just stand there?” she asks. “Is this fun for you?”
All the electricity in my body is suddenly alert, amped to a level of consciousness I’ve never felt before. I turn to look behind me, to see who’s there.
But there’s no one there.
“Yeah, you,” the girl says.
I cannot believe it.
She sees me.

What People are Saying About This

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* " Levithan and Cremer again prove themselves masters of their craft. The inventive, enrapturing story that follows involves spellseekers and a curse-casting grandfather, but Stephen’s and Elizabeth’s journey is largely about redemption, self-acceptance, and love. Cremer and Levithan make Stephen’s invisibility something every reader can relate to, and therein lies the magic." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A must-read for both the realist and the romantic!" --Teen Vogue
"This dynamic duo has crafted a magical NYC love story that brings everything wonderful from their previous books into a novel that packs the adventure and plot twists of the Curse Workers series with a story that celebrates the joy of being honest and truly VISIBLE to another person."  --Justine Magazine
"[An] enigmatic mash-up of fantasy and romance set in contemporary real-world Manhattan. The collaboration of Levithan and Cremer creates a seamless narrative." --Booklist
“An interesting tale with plenty to offer, thought-provoking and entertaining all in one. “—
“I hear David Levithan—his soulfulness, his tenderness, his yearning, his love—when I read this book. I hear Andrea Cremer—her careful and credible world building, her necessary specificity, her other-worldly imagination.  It's a potent combination in a story about a Manhattan boy whom no one in the world can see.” --Beth Kephart, author of Small Damages
“Once in a while, along comes a book like this one, written by two great authors, with a fun premise and nice execution, and I don't feel like I need to cover my enjoyment of it with a cough and a sheepish grin. So thanks for that, Andrea Cremer and David Levithan!” --ForeverYA
“Invisibility is a novel that is both beautifully romantic and magical while hosting a storyline that is wickely dark and frightening.” --Tales of the Ravenous Reader
“Invisibility is a fascinating and unusual take on a modern love story with a whimsical, timeless romance vibe.” --The Compulsive Reader
"The characters are also so effortlessly likable." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Cremer and Levithan craft a tale of love and magic in their first collaborative effort." --School Library Journal
"A fast-paced supernatural thriller that will surely leave readers wanting more.[A] love child of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Levithan’s Every Day." --Kirkus Reviews

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Invisibility 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
CNUcrazy09 More than 1 year ago
Let me just first say that I LOVED this book. I really fell in love with Stephen and his battle with Invisibility. Both Stephen and Elizabeth were both believable characters in regards to their emotions and actions. The story was well thought and the suspense was good. I also liked the romance angle.  I did feel that perhaps the characters fell "in love" a little too quickly but I can also understand that perspective from Stephen's angle as well, where he has been invisible for his whole life and has also been alone. All in all I rated this title 4/5 stars. Another great read from Cremer! I am looking forward to seeing what she writes next! Check it out! 
MeiB More than 1 year ago
All I could think of while reading this book was "this is what Towering by Alex Flinn should have been." While the book was fluffy and easy to read, it was a really fun fairy tale. That said, I really liked the first half of the book far more than the 2nd half. The first half involved Stephen's discovery that someone could actually see him and his problems with suddenly having human interaction. Unfortunately, the book took a very sudden turn into Elizabeth-land and focused almost completely on her journey of self discovery. Where Stephen's plot was great, Elizabeth's wasn't. She just suddenly has magical abilities and runs around ignoring everyone else in her quest to "fix" Stephen. I was very interested in the whole spellseeker/cursecaster mythos, and I'm sure that there will be a series out of this book. My only real complaint is that the book seemed to forget about poor, invisible Stephen, aka the main character, to focus on building a series. I would have really liked it if this book was simply the tale of an invisible boy with a beginning, a middle, and an end. My Recommendation: Great for Alex Flinn fans. I give it 4/5 - I really liked it.
chapterxchapter More than 1 year ago
I have been looking forward to reading Invisibility by authors Andrea Cremer and David Levithan for such a long time. The first time I read what Invisibility was about I knew that I had to get started and that I would be in love. Surely enough by the time I finished the first chapter of the novel I sat down and said, “This is great!” because that’s exactly what it was: Great. Invisibility is the story of main characters Stephen and Elizabeth. Stephen has lived his entire life invisible, unsure why, but positive that he’ll never know what it’s like to really be seen. Elizabeth has wanted to be invisible and moving to New York City could help her with that, but then Elizabeth does something that Stephen never expected. She sees him. Something that should be impossible since nobody, not even Stephen’s mother, has ever been able to see him. The two quickly grow closer together, Stephen happy that somebody can see him and Elizabeth is delighted that she’s falling in love with him. Then the truth comes out and Elizabeth discovers that the boy she’s in love with can only be seen by her. Stephen and Elizabeth work together to find out the reason behind Stephen’s invisibility and if it can be removed. This leads Stephen and Elizabeth somewhere they never thought they would go before as they uncover the truth behind Stephen’s invisibility: It’s a curse. The two characters discover that all is not what it seems. There are people who can create curses and there are people who can fight against them. The former are people like Stephen’s grandfather who is behind Stephen’s curse, the latter are people like Elizabeth who will do anything to save Stephen. As the two fall deeper in love and learn about this new state of reality new dangers are presented—ones that could mean the end of Stephen. What I originally expected from Invisibility was a romance novel with one protagonist that was invisible. That was it. I thought this would be a contemporary novel and that at the end of the day, everybody would be living (mostly) normal lives. That is everything that Invisibility is not. Invisibility is a story that is packed with romance, action and magic. It absolutely blew my mind. I was thrown into a world unlike anything I’d ever been in before and found myself falling hard for the novel. By the time it ended all I wanted was more. Seriously, Invisibility is unique in every way. The thing that I noticed right off the bat is that Invisibility is a novel that is insanely well written. It’s fantastic in that it gives all the details, it gives you feels and it crafts a story that you want to read. However that being said there are times when there is a detail overload that will make you pause for a minute and take a brief break before reading again. This would becoming a bit irritating at times, but it wasn’t anything that would become totally bothersome. Readers who do love a ton of details for building the world in their imagination will love this writing style however. The romance in Invisibility does remind me a lot of the “love at first sight” concept, but it did help the story. I loved Stephen and Elizabeth and I loved the idea of being the only person who can see the person they love most. It sounds like it would create a strong relationship or something. Sure it sounds a bit weird, especially since Stephen struggles to remain in a physical sense, but I honestly couldn’t have cared less about weirdness. I loved Stephen and Elizabeth and am totally shipping the two of them *Que. the fangirling*. I’d recommend Invisibility to readers that love well-written reads, readers who are looking for a novel that has romance and fantasy and to anybody who wants a novel that is original in almost every aspect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beatufully written book. I would recommend this book to YA and OA as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantasy meets Reality! Okay, not really reality because how can Stephen, who was born invisible, be considered  REAL. Finally at 16 he has found someone who SEES him, believes him about his curse, and wants to help. Elizabeth's family has moved to NYC to get away from a community that is intolerant of those that are different. How  can she walk away from Stephen and his problem? This story included fantasy and real issues that involve all teenagers. It melded these two genres into a believable and highly entertaining story. I was delighted with the   outcome and fully engaged in every minute of this story.  
alyssama121 More than 1 year ago
What drew me into Invisibility (besides the awesome authors) was the premise of the whole thing. A romance YA where one of the characters is invisible? So interesting! I wasn’t disappointed with this book. The characters are a joy, and I love how many issues the authors were able to fit into this book without it being overwhelmingly depressing. We have parental abuse, bullying, and a gay teen who had to move to a completely new city to escape horrible people. It’s a stark reality, and deals with real issues, but doesn’t go overboard on the melodrama. Instead, I felt as though it were realistically portrayed, where they have moments of anxiety and fear and hurt, and then moments of happiness. Invisibility struck a nice balance with it all, and I appreciated that. The characters are also awesome. I love their interactions with each other and the relationships they develop. They each have their own quirks, and Elizabeth is awesome with her drawings and goals of being a comic book writer. My favorite, though, was Laurie, Elizabeth’s brother. He stole the show and quickly became the one character I was super invested in. I’m not sure how I feel about the ending. On the one hand, I’m happy that not every little thing is resolved, and we’re left with a mostly satisfactory conclusion, but I also feel as though the pacing were a tad bit off, and the ending would have been better if there was just a little more to it: a discovery of more people having access to magic, maybe. Something. As it is, I greatly enjoyed this book. If you’re at all interested in YA fantasy that is based in the real-world, definitely give this a try. It’s very much focused around a romance, so it’s a lot of relationship stuff and a bit of adventure, but it’s quite good.
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
Amazing New York City Invisibility is something Stephen is used to since he was born that way. Cursed and invisible. Elizabeth wishes she was invisible so that no one can hurt her. Elizabeth is thrilled with her mother’s decision to move the family to New York City since that way she can easily blend in. Stephen is soon amazed when he meets Elizabeth since she can actually see him. What amazes Elizabeth is that she wants Stephen to actually see all of her. Soon an invisible world of grudges and misfortunes, spells and curses gets in their way as they get closer. As they are thrust into this world Elizabeth and Stephen have to decide just how deep into they are going to go. That answer could mean the difference between love and death. This is a book that proves to be engrossing, fun and poignant as the reader reads each page. The characters are well written and really move the story along. It also provides a mystery of just how things happened to Stephen and what is going to happen next. It also proves to be a hard book to put down once the reader starts it. They will want to see how things turn out for Elizabeth and Stephen and hoping for the very best outcome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing!!!! Cant wait for the second book to come out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
About a month ago, I went to a grocery store, and being the reader I am, headed to the book department. I saw this book on the shelves and knew I had to start reading it. I was with a friend, and she told me to read the book at the little cafe while she shopped. About an hour later, my friend was done and I only read 50 pages. I usually read more than that in an hour. Unfortunately, we realized we wouldn't have enough money for the book, so I had to leave it. But reading those 50 pages, I realized how good this is. If you're somebody who can't stand swearing here and there, don't buy it. But if you like a strange romance and are OK with some swearing, I highly recomend it.
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
     I wanted to read this one because the idea of invisibility appeals tho me. Then s added in the fact that the only person that can see him is the girl that he is attracted to.        The beginning was a little slow for me but once the dual narrative and Elizabeth entered the story it picked up. It wasn't necessarily that I didn't connect to him but I just liked her more. Elizabeth knew that something was off and a little weird from their first stroll through the park, butt there was a spark between them and she didn't think it was something bad, just different. He was hiding the fact that no one else could see him. I don't think that it was necessarily that he was being deceptive but it would be really hard tho believe and he also didn't want to lose the only person that could see him since not even his parents could see him and it would be very lonely.         One thing that bothered me was that in my kindle library copy there wasn't any indication besides chapter breaks as to who is talking. While after a few words or sentences it was easy enough to figure out it was jarring to me.         Both characters had their own voice and personalities and I liked tuff at whole romance was a big focus, out wasn't the only plot line. Elizabeth and her brother were close and I always enjoy a good family dynamic. Laurie, the brother had a lot of baggage but it was nice to see him flourishing in New York.       When Elizabeth first find out about the invisibility, or was so proud of her reaction. She was outraged and disbelieving, questioning herself and sanity like a normal person would. But what got to her the most was the lies he told, not only to cover up invisibility, but other things such as school and stuff about his parents.      I felt like I still wanted to know what happened after about 65% but I was also skimming a lot too. I am not sure if it was my mood, or if the plot just started to slow down and meander a bit.      I didn't get the ending that I sincerely hoped for, but I think that it wrapped up in a realistic (for paranormal anyways) and okay manner. That they had hope for certain things to change, but they are stronger than they were before they met each other.       Bottom Line: Good book about a concept I liked. 
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I am in love with Invisibility. It's beautiful, original, unique, heartbraking, fast-paced - everything I love in a book. Definitely pick this up because you won't regret it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very inventive story that really took a lot of thought and planning on the writer. It was a joy to read and an unexpected ending.
sandyemerson More than 1 year ago
Invisibility as a trait in a novel has always been something I've been interested in, but I've never found the right book. Admittedly, this is only the second book I've read with this particular ability, but it's the only one I've finished. There's a winning formula in this as far as I'm concerned and that's because it's kind of believable. In my wildest imaginations, I can see someone being born invisible because of a curse or by magic. Anything is possible if you have a little magic. So you have two main characters in 'Invisibility' - Stephen and Elizabeth. These are two people who strive to find their place in the world after life hits them harder than the normal person. Stephen becomes something other than a ghost and Elizabeth finds something she had been missing for some time - someone to shake her out of the devastation she was feeling over an event that had her family moving towns. 'Invisibility' is a book that is written in duo voice and I must say I prefer Stephen's POV more. Mainly, because it's fascinating to find out how he's lived his life and how he reacts to people, particularly Elizabeth and his grandfather. I felt for him and it was hard to imagine what it would be like to have had to live as he had. He was likable, almost calm, even though he had to deal with his invisibility and family issues. Elizabeth didn't hold the same appeal to me. I liked her, but she was more mundane. There were moments when I connected with her, but in others, I just wanted to slap her. In a strange kind of way, I felt like she became the star, the focal point, of the book and I didn't like it. Duo voice books, to me, means that both characters remain even plot-wise in a novel. She didn't really excite me to the point where I wanted to cheer her on. Some of the decisions she made just seemed selfish, even if I could understand her reasoning. I did love her relationship with her brother, Laurie, though. I think that was her one saving grace. The story itself was interesting. I enjoyed the writing style of both authors and the pace flowed really well. I have to mention this, because I found it really unusual. The hardcover book I read had rough edges on it. Like the edges of the pages had been glued together and they used a letter opener to separate the pages. It really was unique and somehow made it special. All in all, I did like this book. If there is a sequel, I will read it. The ending didn't completely satisfy me. I would recommend 'Invisibility' to anyone who enjoys paranormal books, particularly if they have a fascination with invisibility and curses.   Book review done by Sandy at Magical Manuscripts.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just don't read..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Someone please lend me this book? Please reply to SUZZY. Thank you so much!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please lend me this book