Lola’s not pretty. Lola’s not popular. Lola wishes she could disappear … and then one day she does just that…
For seventeen-year-old Lola Savullo, life is a struggle. Born to funky parents who are more in than she could ever be, Lola’s dream of becoming a writer makes her an outsider even in her own home. Bullied and despised, Lola still has the support of her best pal Charlie and Grandma Rose. Not only is she freakishly tall, Lola’s a big girl and when forced to wear a bathing suit at her summer job as a camp counselor, Lola’s only escape from deep embarrassment seems to be to literally vanish. Soon after, she discovers the roots of her new “ability”. Slowly, with Charlie’s help, Lola learns to control the new super power. The possibilities are endless. Yet power can be abused, too… Then, when tragedy strikes, Lola must summon her inner strength, both at home and at school. She has to stand up for herself, despite the temptations and possibilities of her newfound super power. A coming-of-age story that will warm the heart.
|Invisible is a good read. I enjoyed it a lot. Lola is a likeable character who goes through some not so ordinary changes. She can turn invisible. That’s pretty cool! Think about all the stuff you could get away with if you could turn invisible. I liked that Lola’s invisibility didn’t come easy to her. I liked that she had to work and practice a ton to perfect it. This book reminded me a little of Fade by Robert Cormier. But a modern day, high school drama Fade from a girls perspective.
Lola got teased at school. Outside of school. Even at home. She got teased a lot. I felt so bad for her. Again it made me appreciate my high school. People didn’t get teased like that. Unfortunately, not all school’s are like mine was and the reality is that people do get teased and bullied. And none of it is acceptable. That’s why when Lola and her friend Charlie come up with a plan to get back at the bullies I was all for it. And in the end- I LOVED what Lola did. It was my favorite part of the book!
Lola’s character did get on my nerves slightly. She ended up being a strong person, and I really respected her for that. But a few times on her journey she was a little whiny. She didn’t seem to want to do anything to help herself. Now I understand that she was going through a lot. She had a lot to deal with both at school and at home. I know it must have been tough for her, but a few times during her journey I found myself disconnected to her just a little bit. She won me over in the end though! Big time. I was so proud of her! 🙂
Overall, Invisible is a really inspiring read. It is such a touching journey. Jeanne Bannon really did a great job of making you feel like you are along for the ride with Lola. I would have liked a little big more in the romance department though. But what you do get is so realistic, and that is even better. I found myself having the same doubts as Lola, I didn’t know who to trust, what to do next and how to just make everything better. Invisible is a really powerful book.
The Next stop on the tour is: Beckie at Bittersweet Enchantment
|And now for the giveaway!! I have one ecopy of the book (in the winners choice of format) to give away! It is open internationally.