She Is Not Invisible

She Is Not Invisible

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Prize-winning author Marcus Sedgwick explores obsession, trust and coincidence in this page-turning thriller about 16-year-old Laureth Peak's mission to find her missing father. A mission made all the more difficult by one fact: Laureth Peak is blind.

Laureth's father is a writer. For years he's been trying, and failing, to write a novel about coincidence. His wife thinks he's obsessed. Laureth thinks he's on the verge of a breakdown. He's supposed to be doing research in Austria, so when his notebook shows up in New York, Laureth knows something is wrong.

On impulse, she steals her mother's credit card and heads for the States, taking her strange little brother Benjamin with her. Reunited with the notebook, they begin to follow clues inside, trying to find their wayward father. But the challenges and threats that lie ahead are even tougher for Laureth than they would be for any other teenager - because Laureth has no vision to guide her.

Also available as an audio book, read from braille by Anna Cannings.
Publisher: London : Indigo, 2013.
ISBN: 9781780621340
9781780621098
1780621094
Characteristics: 354 pages :,illustrations ;,19 cm

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blue_panda_993
Mar 01, 2017

I LOVED this book at first I didn't think I would finish it but it was very interesting. for me this is a must read. (read the first word in every chapter together and you will understand)

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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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