Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Giveaway and review of Invisible
Author: Jeanne Bannon
Release Date: September 7, 2011
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Format: PDF e-book
Source: Free from the author for the blog tour.( Ever After PR)
Review and Giveaway
Summary from Goodreads:
Lola’s not pretty. Lola’s not popular. Lola wishes she could disappear … and then one day she does just that...
For seventeen-year-old Lola Savullo, life is a struggle. Born to funky parents who are more in than she could ever be, Lola’s dream of becoming a writer makes her an outsider even in her own home. Bullied and despised, Lola still has the support of her best pal Charlie and Grandma Rose.
Not only is she freakishly tall, Lola’s a big girl and when forced to wear a bathing suit at her summer job as a camp counselor, Lola’s only escape from deep embarrassment seems to be to literally vanish. Soon after, she discovers the roots of her new “ability”.
Slowly, with Charlie’s help, Lola learns to control the new super power. The possibilities are endless. Yet power can be abused, too…
Then, when tragedy strikes, Lola must summon her inner strength, both at home and at school. She has to stand up for herself, despite the temptations and possibilities of her new found super power.
A coming-of-age story that will warm the heart.
I found Invisible to a great book for those dealing with bullying . Lola deals with that very thing, by the popular standards she is no pretty or thin , or perfect , the lack of those things causes the popular group to pick on her mercilessly. The bullying from the kids gets so bad that Lola wishes she could be invisible and in turn becomes so. This book leads us through the growth of Lola as she tried to understand this new power she has and how she learns that your real friends will stick with you no matter how you look for inner beauty can be found in everyone no matter how they look on the outside. I also enjoyed how the author stressed when dealing with bullies its important to not become the bully yourself. If I had anything negative to say about the book is , I didn't care for the language and the underlined homosexuality, purely because I wouldn't want younger kids to read such , without those two things I would recommend this book to tweens and up. Great book about bullying and self worth.
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