She Is Not Invisible

She Is Not Invisible

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A London teenager who is blind and her younger brother travel to New York to find their missing father, using clues from his notebook.
Laureth Peak's father has taught her to look for recurring events, patterns, and numbers, a skill at which she's remarkably talented. Her secret: she is blind. But when her father goes missing, Laureth and her younger brother Benjamin are thrust into a mystery that takes them to New York City. Surviving will take all her skill at spotting the amazing, shocking, and sometimes dangerous connections in a world full of darkness.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2014
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781596438019
1596438010
Characteristics: 218 p. ; 22 cm

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IndyPL_SteveB Jun 19, 2019

A Teen thriller by the author of the award-winning *Midwinterblood*. Laureth Peak is a 16-year old London girl, very bright but blind. She is pretty self-sufficient but is obsessed with NOT telling people she is blind, because she hates pity and she hates seeming invisible when some people try to pretend she isn’t there. Her father is a successful writer and she has a 7-year old brother Benjamin. When her father seems to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances, her mother reacts in a dismissive way. Reacting emotionally, Laureth grabs her brother and flies to New York (lots of details on how she manages that), where the only clue about her father comes from. The plotting is tight, although somewhat derived from other “blind woman in danger” movie plots. The characters of Laureth and Benjamin compel the reader to keep going. This is entertaining but almost seems as if written for a movie. A lot of 12-17 year old readers will enjoy it.

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shaylen_aitcheson
Aug 04, 2015

This book is incredible! I was hooked in only the first chapter. I believe that Marcus Sedwick did a great job writing this novel.

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tocch101
Jul 02, 2014

A very engaging book that was very descriptive and kept moving, despite the need to remove some aspects of the descriptions. The characters were wonderful and interactive.

ChristchurchLib Jun 02, 2014

"Some people claim that there's no such thing as a coincidence, but Laureth isn't so sure. Without coincidence, she'd never have gotten the email telling her that her father (who is writing a book about coincidences) might be in trouble in New York City. Determined to find him, Laureth impulsively flies from London to NYC, taking her seven-year-old brother Benjamin with her; since she's blind, she needs his help to get around the unfamiliar city. Written without any visual descriptions, She Is Not Invisible offers "brilliantly lifelike characters" (Booklist) and a twisty, thought-provoking mystery. For another well-crafted thriller starring a blind teen, try April Henry's Girl, Stolen." Teen Scene June 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/7b566aed-1e9e-4c94-a7d6-47b0da5d5ef2?postId=cdea2c98-6cc1-4765-8ee6-f42ef293d52f

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BUNBUN1978
May 15, 2014

I thought this Book.was just okay. It seemed a bit unbelievable that to kids would be able to come to the states and find there dad .i mean they did have clues but it still seemed at tad unbelievable Also the girl is.blind and says she goes to a school for the. Blind but she uses. I cane or dog. Why would the school not teach her that. The best part of the. Book was the little brother Benjamin.. .

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FLY202
Aug 25, 2015

'"So I got a boring name. Buts that's why Stan's called Stan."
"Because you wanted him to have a boring name too?"
"Stan's not a boring name. Its short for Stannous."
Stannous Chloride," I said. "It's a chemical. It was on a tube of toothpaste."
"Mom hit the roof," said Benjamin, proudly.'

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