Cecily Anne Paterson
1 Jul 2020
Jazmine Crawford doesn't make decisions. She doesn't make choices. She doesn't make friends. Jazmine only wants one thing: to be invisible. It's a lot easier to take out her hearing aid and drift along pretending that nothing's wrong than it is to admit that she's heartbroken. When bad girl Shalini and her mates adopt Jazmine, she quickly finds herself involved in more than she can handle. Sitting in disgrace in the principal's office, Jazmine is offered a choice: help drama teacher Miss Fraser in the upcoming production of The Secret Garden or face a four week suspension. It's Miss Fraser who clinches the decision. "I believe in you Jazmine," she says. "I know you can do this." And Jazmine, terrified, disbelieving and elated all at the same time, joins the play. But will Jazmine be confident enough to stand up for herself against Shalini? Will Liam still like her if he finds out who she really is? And does she have the strength to face the truth about what really happened to her dad? Invisible is a novel for brave-hearted girls. Clean and inspiring, but also sensitively tackling real issues and feelings, this novel has all of the feels. If you love a good cry, or cheering on a female character who finds her voice and her spark, this is the right book for you. REVIEWS AND AWARDS The teenage fiction reviewer from Publisher's Weekly called this realistic teen novel an 'exquisitely written story' and ' a stunning account of the reinvention of a compelling and sympathetic character'. Popular author of realistic fiction for children and young teens, Cathy Cassidy, called Invisible 'Lovely... sensitive, hopeful, empowering'. Invisible was a semifinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards.