Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review: She Is Not Invisible

She Is Not Invisible
She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Laureth Peak is blind, yet her father has taught her to look for patterns and coincidence in things around her. After she receives an email from a person in New York City stating he has found her father’s journal, she decides to take her 7-year old brother on a mission to find their father. All Laureth has to go on is her father’s black book and the patterns she sees around her. The issues a 16-year old girl is able to overcome to travel from London to NYC are amazing even if she didn’t have the issue with her sight.

She is Not Invisible is an extraordinary work in many ways. Laureth has not only adapted to being without sight, many people who interact with her are not aware of her disability. Readers will begin to wonder about patterns and the recurring events around them. Is it just chance, or is there a bigger plan? If you don’t see a pattern, is it that there is not one or is it not being recognized? Sedgwick spins a tale with enough twists and turns to keep the reader wanting more, yet doesn’t drag it out to add unnecessary components. This book is a very fast, yet satisfying read that I will be recommending again and again.

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