She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

17839197How did I get the book?  StorytellerInc Book Club – Book 17

Genre: Contemporary

Previously reviewed: Midwinterblood
Flood and Fang (The Raven Mysteries #1)

Synopsis: Laureth Peak’s father is a writer. For years he’s been trying, and failing, to write a novel about coincidence. His wife thinks he’s obsessed, Laureth thinks he’s on the verge of a breakdown. He’s supposed to be doing research in Austria, so when his notebook shows up in New York, Laureth knows something is wrong. On impulse she steals her mother’s credit card and heads for the States, taking her strange little brother Benjamin with her. Reunited with the notebook, they begin to follow clues inside, trying to find their wayward father. Ahead lie challenges and threats, all of which are that much tougher for Laureth than they would be for any other 16-year old. Because Laureth Peak is blind

200words (or less) review: I knew nothing of this book before I started reading it. Never even checked the blurb, just skipped straight to page one.

I like Marcus Sedgwick writing and She Is Not Invisible proves his skill all over again. Laureth is a great narrator. I was instantly captivated by her. Together with her little brother Benjamin (who is so adorable) she boards a plane to New York to find her father.

To me the mystery of where her father is was secondary to the story. It’s Laureth and Benjamin’s journey to New York, what happens to them there and the relationship between them that made me want to read this book. Also I thought Michael was a great character.

The ending for She Is Not Invisible left me a bit mixed but apart from that I enjoyed this story a lot.

Knowing it was Marcus Sedgwick I had big expectation and they’ve been met. Also loved the hidden message.

Recommend it?

Absolutely

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