Invisibility

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Of all the young adult books I’ve read, this is one of the most fiction-y for me. It involves the invisible lead character, Stephen Swinton, being cursed by his grandfather for his mother’s unwillingness to be a cursecaster. Nobody sees him until one day, he met Elizabeth. She saw him, and his life turned around.

© Google Images
Invisibility is well-written, I can say although there are a few parts that didn’t get to me at all. It is a great read nonetheless, a little surprise in the end to be different from all clichés. Some quotes lifted from it are as follows:
  • “That’s what it feels like. I am trapped in someone else’s imagination. Someone else’s dream. And that someone is about to wake up.”
  • “There is no way to describe what I feel. This is something I’ve never known. She has told me something I’ve never known.”
  • “My friend. More than a friend. My hope of something to be.”
  • “I can’t tell her she’s the first person I’ve had feelings for who actually knows I exist.”
  • “You say something like ‘it’s okay’ not because it is, in fact, okay, but because you’re hoping these words will somehow make it okay.”
  • “When no one can see who you are, no one really knows you. The loneliness must be like an ulcer gnawing at your gut.”
  • “He’s in love with you and if you love him at all, you need to figure out how you’re going to deal with this.”
  • “But with my breath comes tears. Tears that have been trapped inside for months. Tears I’d convinced myself weren’t there.”

The way everything’s written, together with the story itself, is rated four stars. It has so much potential, especially how the plot was detailed in the book. For curses and spells fans, this is a must read!