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She Is Not Invisible

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She Is Not Invisible

Laureth Peak was named after a chemical on a shampoo bottle. Her father, who picked the name, is a famous author who is deep in writer’s block, obsessed with coincidences, out of the country and strangely, mysteriously and completely missing. After being blown off by her mother, Laureth takes her seven-year-old brother and his stuffed bat and sets out to find her dad across the ocean. Her only clue is her father’s notebook, which leads her on a dangerous search through New York.  Forging notes, stealing a parent’s credit card and waltzing through airport security and customs as a minor with a young brother in tow might seem like an impossible challenge, but Laureth is determined.

Laureth is the epitome of a girl who will not let herself become invisible, even though others try to ignore her.

Did I mention Laureth is blind?

Although the book is rather dramatic and a little implausible, the themes of family and self-identity ring true. Laureth is the epitome of a girl who will not let herself become invisible, even though others try to ignore her.  She proves her lack of sight does not slow her down, and if others cannot see that, they are blind to the truth. For any reader who wants a different kind of teen adventure fiction, SHE IS NOT INVISIBLE provides an interesting view on family, bravery and trust.

Reviewed by Emily P., Teen Board member on May 7, 2014

She Is Not Invisible
by Marcus Sedgwick

  • Publication Date: April 22, 2014
  • Genres: Young Adult 12+
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • ISBN-10: 1596438010
  • ISBN-13: 9781596438019