Sunday, September 15, 2013

Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and Neil Gaiman

"Stephen is used to invisibility. He was born that way. Invisible. Cursed.

Elizabeth sometimes wishes for invisibility. When you’re invisible, no one can hurt you. So when her mother decides to move the family to New York City, Elizabeth is thrilled. It’s easy to blend in there.

Then Stephen and Elizabeth meet. To Stephen’s amazement, she can see him. And to Elizabeth’s amazement, she wants him to be able to see her—all of her. But as the two become closer, an invisible world gets in their way—a world of grudges and misfortunes, spells and curses. And once they’re thrust into this world, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how deep they’re going to go—because the answer could mean the difference between love and death."

I really liked this one. It kept me really entertained, and for the first time in a while, made me bring it to school in order to finish it in two days. It could have easily gone the little-kid, generic route with the invisibility thing, but it took it to a new level and tried to put me in his shoes and made it--in a weird way--believable. I really loved the depiction of him having to be completely and utterly removed from society, it was really vivid. Also, even the supporting characters were incredibly awesome--you know the author's done a good job when you could pick any supporting character and want to read a separate book solely about them. Really good and witty dialogue all around. And I guess there's not much more to say: it's a great story with wonderful characters, good writing, and a generally engaging plot. Not much reason not to read it, so why are you still sitting there? There's a copy at Kettleson.

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