Sunday, June 2, 2013

Invisible by Marni Bates

Jane Smith has survived three years of high school without making a single enemy, all by keeping a low profile. Not even her three best friends, Kenzie, Corey and Isobel, can say the same. But with Corey dating the lead singer from ReadySet and Kenzie in a relationship too, being invisible tends to be lonely. But now she's written an article for her school newspaper that has accidentally snagged the attention of some celebrities. Turns out, people get really upset when their innermost secrets are splashed all over the front page. And new her well-ordered life is being blasted to hell, with results that are wildly unexpected. (from Goodreads)

Flo's Review
Awkward was this surprise gem of a book for me, so I've been looking forward to Invisible for awhile now. My overall synopsis: It was cute. 

Jane was kind of annoying me at the beginning. This girl is super dramatic -- in her head. She can definitely obsess about the littlest seeming thing on and on and on. The start of her transformation from being Invisible felt really quick to me. She is content to hang back and has been doing it for years, then all of a sudden she slugs a jock? That's a very dramatic change. I think a subtle change would have been much more realistic, but then maybe that would have made the book too long. 

But something in me couldn't stop reading this. I got past my annoyance with Jane and found myself really wanting to see exactly how her article would end up catastrophically and how she would find herself together with Scott. There were some great scenes with those two, and her play audition and date? LOL! I think I enjoyed the new characters -- Jane's boss and new detention friend among others -- better than the old ones, but it was nice to see Corey, Kenzie and Logan again. I must say, I happy with how Jane acted in the end and how everything went down for everyone. If you enjoyed Awkward, then you should pick this one up as well when it comes out in August. 

(Thanks to Netgalley for providing me the ARC of this one.)

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