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ISBN13: 9780142400760
ISBN10: 0142400769
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Bobby Phillips is an average fifteen-year-old-boy.  Until the morning he wakes up and can't see himself in the mirror.  Not blind, not dreaming-Bobby is just plain invisible.  There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to Bobby's new condition; even his dad the physicist can't figure it out.  For Bobby that means no school, no friends, no life.  He's a missing person.  Then he meets Alicia.  She's blind, and Bobby can't resist talking to her, trusting her.  But people are starting to wonder where Bobby is.  Bobby knows that his invisibility could have dangerous consequences for his family and that time is running out.  He has to find out how to be seen again-before it's too late.

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"A 15-year-old boy discovers that he has turned invisible overnight and becomes determined to take control of the situation and of his own destiny. 'As preposterous as the teen's predicament may be, the author spins a convincing and affecting story,' according to PW. Ages 10-up. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Now in paperback--the ALA Best Book for Young Adults from the bestselling author of "Frindle." Fifteen-year-old Bobby is used to feeling like he's invisible. Then one morning he wakes up and he "is" invisible. Now he wonders if he'll ever reappear.

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JustAStudent, October 22, 2011 (view all comments by JustAStudent)
I picked this book to read in my English class because the prospect of a boy being invisible seemed interesting. However, it was somewhat disappointing, maybe I was expecting too much of this book. It lacked adventure, meaning it was too constant. I could basically predict what would happen the whole time I was reading. Also the cliffhangers was lacking as well. Some were good such as the ones at the end of ch.2. 6 etc. But a lot of the others were not attention grabbing. This book is decent but not one that I would stay up reading at night.
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jordan.linn97, June 10, 2010 (view all comments by jordan.linn97)

Really fun but easy read, really well written as well. This book is set in modern times, it is about a boy about 13 years old. He has woken up one morning ad found himself invisible. He goes on an investigation to try and figure out what was going on to his body. He meet a blind girl named Alicia, they both try and figure out what has happened to his body. The thing that I liked about this book is that the author wrote it like bobby was telling the story instead of being a narrator to the story, which I find kind of boring. When I read this book I could not stop because the author ended the chapters with the most amazing cliffhangers that you could read.
Also this author does a great job because he uses great literary terms. Great book to read for all ages.
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foofirloo213, August 25, 2009 (view all comments by foofirloo213)
Great compelling book for kids
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142400760
Author:
Clements, Andrew
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Blind
Subject:
People with disabilities
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Situations / Special Needs
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
60
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.86x5.04x.66 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 256 pages Puffin Books - English 9780142400760 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A 15-year-old boy discovers that he has turned invisible overnight and becomes determined to take control of the situation and of his own destiny. 'As preposterous as the teen's predicament may be, the author spins a convincing and affecting story,' according to PW. Ages 10-up. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback--the ALA Best Book for Young Adults from the bestselling author of "Frindle." Fifteen-year-old Bobby is used to feeling like he's invisible. Then one morning he wakes up and he "is" invisible. Now he wonders if he'll ever reappear.

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