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This book was A-MAZ-ING! I was mind-boggled by it. This is a must-read. I loved the 3rd last paragraph on the last chapter page #251. I loved it so much 💜. I will totally be reading this over and over. I was also moved by it.
One morning, as Bobby sleepily staggers into the shower, he realizes he can’t see himself in the mirror. He’s not there. Bobby is invisible.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was surprising and moving. I would recommend this to anyone who wants an emotional yet exciting science fiction novel.
Good book. Things Not Seen is a novel written by bestselling author Andrew Clements. Things Not Seen is about a 15-year-old boy, Bobby Phillips. One night, Bobby goes to bed snuggling under his electric blanket in his Chicago home. He wakes up the next morning as an invisible person. Bobby tells his parents that he is invisible right away. His mom, a literature professor and his dad, a physicist, both try to figure out how this could have happened to their son, but have no clue where to start searching for the solution to what seems like an impossible problem.
A slow start but it became interesting when Alicia entered the picture and the mom was brilliant, especially when questioned about the whereabouts of her son. Andrew Clements has several good ones.
I found this an interesting plot-really wanted to see how it turned out. Couldn't put it down. However, after having finished it, I sit back with that feeling of-fluff. Like I've just eaten cotton candy and it all disappeared, leaving only the bare bones of what happened in the story. SO this is a really easy read, interesting idea, but the characters are predictable-shallow. There is nothing more to them than what you see in the narrative, beyond the feeling invisible even when not. In summary, I would say that this is an entertaining book, but not worth spending time on if you have better books to read.
Sorry disliked the book very much. No offence but I found it hard to enjoy this book but I just didn't get hooked. But I only thing that kept me going was the plot and how it made you wonder what is going to happen next.
The writing style is simple and straightforward, and the story--a teen boy who, like many (or most) teens feels invisible at school and at home, wakes up one day to discover that he's become literally invisible, and has to deal with all the consequences of that--bumps and swerves along in interesting ways. I'd recommend this to younger teens or advanced tweens.
The sequels are good, too: Things Hoped For, 2006; and Things That Are, 2008. Since this is YA, I hope it's O.K. to recommend an adult book on the experience of invisibility, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, by H.F. Saint, published 1987. A little risque at times, without being offensive; suspenseful, and so hilarious at times you'd better not try to read it in study hall. You'll get thrown out for laughing like a maniac...but then, what could be better than getting thrown out of study hall?
this book is really good!! the topic was really creative. it made you want to read more.
If you liked this book, I would reccommend reading a book called Flip, by Martyn Bedford. It's not about invisibility - it's about a kid who accidentally switches bodies with another guy, but I swear, I had to look at the author twice before believing that it wasn't Andrew Clements.
This is another book by the amazing author Andrew Clements. When a middle school boy named Joey wakes up one morning, he completely freaks because he became invisible overnight! Soon after, his parents are rushed to the hospital in a car crash, leaving him alone in his house. He is extremely lonely until he meets a blind girl at the library, and they become friends. Will Joey's parents be okay? Will Joey become visible again? Read this fast-paced + exciting book and find out!