Invisibility – David Levithan and Andrea Cremer

invisibilityStephen was born invisible. This was not an unexpected surprise for his parents. His mother was cursed by his evil cursecasting grandfather. His invisibility was too much for his father to bear so he left his wife and young son, moved east and began a new life. After his mother died, Stephen was alone, living in the same apartment and supported by his estranged father. Stephen never knew why he was invisible and knew nothing of the world of cursecasters and spellseekers. When cute new neighbor, Elizabeth, moved in and turned to speak to him, astonishment gave way to possibilities. Together they set out to understand and hopefully end his invisibility. At first, I was reminded of Andrew Clement’s Things Not Seen and bits of Levithans’ latest superbly written, Every Day. But Invisibility took a different course in introducing the world of cursecasters. The excitement builds, the characters are rich, and hurray for Laurie, Elizabeth’s common sense and heroic brother. The book strongly hints of a sequel – hope so! This is a very well done collaboration between two popular young adult authors that works on all levels.  Highly recommend.

eGalley review    Publication date 5.7.13

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