SHE IS NOT INVISIBLE
TWO DRIED MICE. A FLUFFY RAVEN CALLED STAN. A SUICIDAL AUSTRIAN BIOLOGIST…
Is it coincidence or something more sinister that draws them together? Many strange things collide in Laureth Peake’s life one hot August weekend. Perhaps strangest of all is the way her dad had been acting lately. And now he’s disappeared. It looks as if his obsession with coincidence might have fatal consequences.
As Laureth sets off for New York with her strange younger brother, Benjamin, she has little faith in herself. But she has a burning determination to find her missing father. She has just one clue to follow; his notebook. Does it contain salvation, or madness?
There is a certain kind of young adult novel that is very hard to categorise. JD Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye is one example; Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night‑Time and RJ Palacio's Wonder are others. They are first-person stories told by extraordinary characters who stand outside the norms of mainstream society and prompt deep reflections upon it. She Is Not Invisible belongs to this tradition.
S.F. Said The Guardian
Marcus Sedgwick's storytelling is increasingly masterful and She Is Not Invisible is an absorbing and fast-paced thriller for a thinking teen or adult reader.
Maths, physics and mystery, characters to fall in love with and Sedgwick's trademark crisp prose combine to make this a gripping read.
Marcus Sedgwick writes fine books for readers of all ages and it's no coincidence that he's the author of this cracking YA tale.
There's a bit of Curious Incident here, mixed with Sophie's World. The message is a moving one; be kind to strangers, because the person who bumps into you might have a mountain to overcome.
The Financial Times
I have yet to be disappointed by a book from this author. Highly recommended.
I was thoroughly captivated by this smart and intriguing contemporary thriller with heart.
The very first sentence had my attention...
The School Librarian
Published October 2013 in the UK, March 2014 in the USA.