Review: She Is Not Invisible

May •  13 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: She Is Not InvisibleShe Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Roaring Brook Press on April 22nd 2014
Genres: Young Adult-Adventure/Thriller
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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Laureth Peak's father has taught her to look for recurring events, patterns, and numbers--a skill at which she's remarkably talented. Her secret: She is blind. But when her father goes missing, Laureth and her 7-year-old brother Benjamin are thrust into a mystery that takes them to New York City where surviving will take all her skill at spotting the amazing, shocking, and sometimes dangerous connections in a world full of darkness. She Is Not Invisible is an intricate puzzle of a novel that sheds a light on the delicate ties that bind people to each other.

I love books with adventure. I especially love books that integrate real life situations. Like a blind girl off to find her father who is in trouble.

Plot: This is about a girl who is blind. She received an suspicious emails about her fathers whereabouts. When her mother refuses to do anything about it, Laureth takes off on her on. Into a country to has never even been in to save her father. I found this plot particularly interesting because of the all the obstacle Laureth faces. She faces such scrutiny and weirdness from others around her that it is hard to not reach my hand in the story and slap people. Certainly this plot has it moments where you are in awe of what this girls can “see” even with her disability. She is able to do more things than even others can not.

Fate/Coincidence: In the story, Larueth father’s is heavenly into “coincidence’s.” He is the type of person that believes everything happens for a reason. That there is somehow, someway a way everyone is connect but some force. He is off on this adventure when things go wrong or shall I say, fate or coincidence takes its place. By some mysterious coincidence force, Laureth is able to locate her father by simple reading his notebook of notes (which even I could not figure out) and putting the pieces together. Really, it amazing how everything just seem to fit.

Ending: Whether it was a coincidence or not, I think this story tells us a lot about Laureth and that is, she is not invisible. Regardless of her sight, she made changes, adventure, outcomes without the help of no one. She connected pieces, traveled to another country with her little brother in tow, and made it. SHE MADE IT!! And that people is simply amazing.

This is pretty good book. I really love the interaction that Laureth faces both good and bad on her adventure. She certainly learns more about herself that I think she ever imagined. She Is Not Invisible is great tale of adventure and life.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Giselle
    May 13, 2014

    Jenni liked this one too and I’ve been curious since she read it. The whole coincidences aspect sounds intriguing. Glad you liked it! 🙂

  2. Lisa (Fic Talk)
    May 14, 2014

    The idea of a blind heroine really diversifies this novel for me.

  3. Candace
    May 14, 2014

    This one sounds really good! I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of it before! I think I’ll have to add it to my wishlist asap!

  4. Kate @ Ex Libris
    May 16, 2014

    I thought it was so interesting the way the author wrote from the perspective of a girl who can’t see.