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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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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halle16, November 28, 2008 (view all comments by halle16)
I think Things Not Seen is the best book I have ever read before in my whole intire life.I love the author style pf writting.I cant wait to read a to read another book by Andrew Clements. Have fun reading Things Not Seen! get it as soon as you can.
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littleb1033, October 16, 2007 (view all comments by littleb1033)
I read this book and I am doing a report on it. I thought is was a wonderful book and that many should read it. Thank you Andrew Clements for writing this book. It was a good writing experience for me.
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"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"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.)
Bored tenth grader Bobby Steele mixes things up by attending a prestigious prep school under the identity of Rowan Pohi—a student persona Bobby created with the help of his friends. How long can he keep up the charade before his suspenseful career as an impostor comes to an end?
“A funny and poignant tale. . . . Fletchers novel will resonate with fans of Chris Crutcher and Todd Strasser.” -VOYA
In this unsettling, entertaining young adult novel, Ralph Fletcher tells the story of Bobby Steele and his pals, three guys waiting for tenth grade to begin. Out of their boredom, the imaginary Rowan Pohi (thats IHOP backwards) is born. Bobby applies to the prestigious private school Whitestone Prep in Rowans name, and, amazingly, hes accepted. Eager to escape his public school and his unhappiness at home, Bobby becomes Rowan, hoping the two lives hes living will stay separate forever. For a short, exhilarating time, they do.
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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