Title: Things Not Seen
Author: Andrew Clements
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 4 stars
What’s it about? Things Not Seen is about fifteen-year-old Bobby Phillips, who wakes up one morning to discover that he is invisible.
Bobby is thrust into independence when his parents are hurt in a car accident and he must stay alone while they recover. Keeping his condition secret, he travels through the city of Chicago unnoticed and, along the way, forms an unlikely friendship with a girl he meets in the University library. He and his family learn a great deal about themselves and their relationships as they try to understand and reverse what has happened to make Bobby invisible.
How did you hear about it? I saw it on a middle school summer reading list and I liked the twist of someone being invisible. I also liked the cover because it made me wonder what was happening in the picture.
Closing comments: I liked this coming-of-age story. It has a science-fiction spin that makes it modern and, surprisingly realistic!
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