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Review: Invisibility by Andrea Cremer & David Levithan

May 3, 2013
What happens when two incredible authors team up to write a story about an invisible boy, the girl who can see him, and family curses? What follows is Invisibility, an exceptionally moving story that will captivate readers with its humor, romance, and fragility.

Andrea Cremer and David Levithan have written a clear, seamless, and perfectly executed story. The chapters alternate between Elizabeth and Stephen’s points-of-view, and the distinct and charming voices make for a fluid read. I often have trouble connecting with male narrators, but Stephen is presented in such a realistic light that it was easy for me to relate to him, despite his unusual circumstance. The plot maintains its momentum throughout the book and readers will be engaged up until the very last sentence. Elizabeth and Stephen’s relationship develops quickly, but it never feels fake or lifeless.

What I like the most about Invisibility is the level of humanity the story possesses. Despite the supernatural elements, the book provides a wonderful commentary on what it means to be alive and how people take simple things for granted, things like holding hands with someone. The balance between the supernatural and contemporary aspects is perfect and makes for an even more engaging read.

Also, Laurie, Elizabeth’s brother, is awesome. He is definitely one of my favorite characters in the book. With witty banter and a positive outlook on life, it’s hard not to like and root for him.

Charming and unique, Invisibility is a wonderful read that is sure to win over new and old fans of both Andrea Cremer and David Levithan. The two of them make an exquisite team and I hope they work together again in the future!

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