Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Review: Invisible by Jeanne Bannon


Invisible by Jeanne Bannon
Publisher:
Solstice Publishing
Published Date: September 2011
Genre: YA

The Story: 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.

My Review: Where to start. First off, I could have put my name in place of Lola's, though I cannot vanish. I loved reading Invisible and could relate in many ways to Lola. Lola just wants to fit in, with her family and at school. But being extremely tall and well built, she sticks out like a sore thumb. The kids at school torment her, and her family tries to change her. Except for Grandma Rose. Grandma Rose understands her and helps Lola on her path to loving herself. This is an emotional book, and you will not want to put it down until you've finished it.

3 comments:

  1. It sounds like a character most of us can relate to!

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  2. I really thankful to you for this superb read!! You did a rather great job, keep it up.

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  3. Lola is the best part of this book. She is likable and sweet, easy to connect to. When she discovers that she has a unique ability, to turn herself invisible, she also has to consider just why she has that ability. Many wish for the chance to become invisible, but is it all that it's chalked up to be?

    In school, Lola is picked on and bullied fairly extensively, she doesn't fare too well at home, either. Her best friend keeps her sane. When her best friend and her come up with an idea to make the bullies pay, the reader will be rooting for them. The two are quite enjoyable to read about; Lola's best friend so obviously cares for her that it is endearing.

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