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Published by Katherine Tegen Books on December 30, 2014
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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Evie is living on borrowed time. She was diagnosed with terminal cancer several months ago and told that by now she’d be dead. Evie is grateful for every extra day she gets, but she knows that soon this disease will kill her. Until, miraculously, she may have a second chance to live.
All Evie had wanted was her life back, but now that she has it, she feels like there’s no place for her in it—at least, not for the girl she is now. Her friends and her parents still see her as Cancer Girl, and her boyfriend’s constant, doting attention is suddenly nothing short of suffocating.
Then Evie meets Marcus. She knows that he’s trouble, but she can’t help falling for him. Being near him makes her feel truly, fully alive. It’s better than a drug. His kiss makes her feel invincible—but she may be at the beginning of the biggest free fall of her life.
There were two things that captured my attention when reading this book and the first being the cover. I was enthralled by the cover and the sketch work, color, and overall simplicity to capture my attention. The second thing that captured my attention was the synopsis. It reminded me of another book I read at the start of the year and so I was interested to see how it might be both similar and different.
This is the first Amy Reed book I have read and it left me wanting more. The book is spilt into two part: Then and Now. And we see the same character in both parts but both with different personalities. It was interesting to see what went on through the hospital phase and story flowed smoothly through each chapter.
Evie, otherwise known as the “Cancer Girl” or in my case “The Miracle Girl.” Diagnosed as terminal and few days to live what else is there to do. She puts on that brave face for everyone to see but inside we see that she is slowly breaking down. She has a wonderful boyfriend, Will, who would do almost everything he can to make sure she is happy. She has a sister who I am still iffy on. She has her moments with me. And then of course her parents, who can be somewhat overbearing. And finally her new lover Marcus. All these characters come together and place the story in motion and bring a little something different.
In the second part of the novel we see Evie start changing and one of the ways is looking towards drugs and alcohol. So I am not a person to recommend this and I certainly walk away from it but I somewhat understand where she is going with it. I feel that with everyone being overbearing Evie wants them to look to something else other than the idea of her being the “Cancer Girl.” A way for her to escape reality. So I am both upset that she chose this way to go but I am also understanding.
I am excited to see where the story goes. Amy Reed has definitely gotten me hooked. Invincible is the story of a girl taking on all odds with living, breathing, and being Invincible. A pleasing read.