Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Up and Coming: Invisibilty by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan

Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan

Release date: May 7, 2013

When Stephen was born he was healthy and happy as any other baby. His parents loved him and took him home to their apartment in New York. The only difference was that his parents couldn't tell you what color his hair was or if his nose turned up or not. Stephen was born invisible.

Being invisible can lead to one very lonely life.When Stephen's father chooses a new, normal family and his mother passes away, Stephen is on his own. In a city of millions of people, there is not one who knows he even exists. Until Elizabeth moves into the apartment down the hall and wants to know what his deal is, staring at her in the hallway like that.

Elizabeth can see him.

There's never been anything special about Elizabeth. She's a girl with a strong personality and strong sense of loyalty to the people that she cares about. Outside of that, she's just another girl. Until the day that she meets Stephen. Now suddenly she's THE girl. THE girl who can see him out of everyone in the world. THE girl who could change everything for Stephen. THE girl who falls for an invisible boy.

Andrea Cremer and David Levithan are both names that fans of young adult will immediately know. Levithan is the king of co-authoring, he has worked with Rachel Cohn and John Green and every time he and his writing partners mesh into one whole that's much greater than either part. This is the same with Invisiblity. Both authors seamlessly work together to infuse their story with strong characters and a New York City that is full of magic if you know where to look. Levithan, who just explored another unconventional character in Every Day (see our full review) really gives the reader a sense of what it would be like to be truly unseen.

This is not just a book for those who know what it's like to feel invisible. It's also for fans of fantasy quests. Even though it's set in modern New York, don't be surprised when Stephen and Elizabeth run into characters who might feel a little more at home in a misty swamp or a hidden forest cottage. There's magic and curses and plenty of danger.

See also:

Up and Coming: Every Day by David Levithan

Teen Author Carnival - Female Author Panel

 Every You, Every Me by David Levithan

Looking for John Green: A tale of woe, near misses and the ALA convention.

Getting in the Holiday Spirit: Dash and Lilly's Book of Dares

10 Years Later, We Remember

Post Card Fridays: Buongiorno Italy

You Oughta Be in Pictures: Will Grayson Squared

Book Trailer: Will Grayson, Will Grayson

One extra Valentine- for Tiny Cooper


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