March 24, 2012

Review: Invisible by Jeanne Bannon

Lola’s not pretty. Lola’s not popular. Lola wishes she could disappear … and then one day she does just that...
For seventeen-year-old Lola Savullo, life is a struggle. Born to funky parents who are more in than she could ever be, Lola’s dream of becoming a writer makes her an outsider even in her own home. Bullied and despised, Lola still has the support of her best pal Charlie and Grandma Rose.
Not only is she freakishly tall, Lola’s a big girl and when forced to wear a bathing suit at her summer job as a camp counselor, Lola’s only escape from deep embarrassment seems to be to literally vanish. Soon after, she discovers the roots of her new “ability”.
Slowly, with Charlie’s help, Lola learns to control the new super power. The possibilities are endless. Yet power can be abused, too…
Then, when tragedy strikes, Lola must summon her inner strength, both at home and at school. She has to stand up for herself, despite the temptations and possibilities of her newfound super power.
A coming-of-age story that will warm the heart.

This is a very endearing story. To watch the main character on her journey to self-awareness was an inspiring thing to behold. She morphs from a child into a beautiful young woman right before your eyes. The storyline is straight forward and honest. It saddens me to know that some kids really behave the way the "bullies" are depicted in the story. It is a wonderful coming-into-your-own kind of story. After all, you have to Love yourself before you can accept love from other people.  Being cool with who you are is the greatest gift you can give to yourself and others. A good book for all teens who feel funky in their own skin.

   Publisher-Solstice Publishing  
Reviewer Rating : 4 Stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
~Thank you to the author for the donation of this book to the Read for your future book program!~


1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your very kind review. I very much appreciate it :D


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