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Young Adult Fiction 2290
Finding Yourself
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
0.0
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0.0
Reader reviewed by The Story Siren

"Whats the difference between a crush and love? Between love and best-friendship? Alice is about to find out."

Alice has been best friends with Jewel for as long as she remembers. Jewel is her only friend. Alice doesnt think there is anything special about herself. She doesnt wear much make-up if any, likes to wear her hair in a pony tail and prefers jeans and a T-shirt. Even though she loves art and being creative, she doesnt think she posses the abilities to be a good artist, like Jewel is. So Alice easily blends into the background of her school population, which makes her feel invisible.

Alice talks to Jewel about everything, but she cant find the courage to tell him about her crush on, popular and cute, Simon Murphy. At least she has her Dove Girl to confide in.To her surprise, Simon waves goodbye to her at school, and then he happens to be at the same concert. And he comes over to talk to her instead of standing with his friends! Things are starting to look up. Suddenly Alice doesnt feel so invisible.

Everything changes when Simon kisses her, because it just so happens that Jewels feelings may be more than just friendship, because he also happens to kiss her . Alice likes that she doesnt feel invisible when she is with Simon, but she is worried that she will have to sacrifice her friendship with Jewel to stay that way.

I loved The Opposite of Invisible, because I remember feeling the same way! I mean not necessarily the whole guy thing, but the invisible thing, yes! Alices character seemed so real to me, like she could be someone that I know. She struggles with things that any teenager would, like love, friendship, and self discovery.

The message in this novel is that sometimes you just need to be yourself, even though you might not have it figured out who you really are yet.The Opposite of Invisible is a debut novel for author Liz Gallagher and I truly hope that it will not be her last. I encourage you to pick up your own copy.
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