Title: Things Not Seen
Author: Andrew Clements
Genre: Young Adult/Science Fiction
What’s it about? Fifteen-year-old Bobby Phillips 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 one of my children’s summer reading lists.
Closing comments: I enjoyed reading this coming-of-age story. It has a science-fiction spin that makes it modern and, surprisingly realistic.
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