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Young Adult Fiction 2265
This book IS The opposite of invisible
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
0.0
Writing Style 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Julie M. Prince

Alice and Jewel. Jewel and Alice. Theyve always been best friends, or at least it seems that way. But lately, Alice has felt invisible, like without Jewel, she is nobody. Not that shed want to be without him. She definitely wouldnt. But, hes been acting different around her lately. Nothing seems as easy and comfortable anymore.

When the guy shes been crushing on suddenly becomes aware of her existence, Alice begins to explore the possibility that shes not as invisible as she thought&or at least she doesnt have to be.

There was no chance I wouldnt love a book that starts with the line, Some girls have journals. I talk to my poster.

Right from the beginning, Alices voice comes through loud and clear. Her uncertainty is real and it resonates with that part of me that feels the same way. Invisible.

Alice stretches the boundaries of her world. So does this author. Theres a cadence to her writing that brings life to the setting and to the deceptively simple plot. The rhythm and pacing of this book is unique. The structure is compelling. But most of all, its protagonist is familiar and interesting&a hard balance to strike.

A go-with-the-flow story that can be read in a couple of sittings&one for over-achieving readers with a free afternoon. To be enjoyed like a double tall vanilla latte. No sugar.
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