Review: Transparent

May •  31 •  2013
Review: TransparentTransparent by Natalie Whipple
Published by HarperTeen on May 21st 2013
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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Plenty of teenagers feel invisible. Fiona McClean actually is.

An invisible girl is a priceless weapon. Fiona’s own father has been forcing her to do his dirty work for years—everything from spying on people to stealing cars to breaking into bank vaults.

After sixteen years, Fiona’s had enough. She and her mother flee to a small town, and for the first time in her life, Fiona feels like a normal life is within reach. But Fiona’s father isn’t giving up that easily.

Of course, he should know better than anyone: never underestimate an invisible girl.

For a while now, I wanted a different read. And this folks is it! Jackpot!

1. Uniquely Different. Look folks, when you’ve read over 1500 books in your lifetime, plot lines and twist began to become repetitive. I enjoyed this book immensely because it caught me off guard. I love that. I love that it was different. A different world, new powers and of course a plot that is nicely written.

2. Plot. This plot is built up nicely that I couldn’t help but let myself fall into the story. I was so drawn to the world that the author created that it literally pulled me in. Hook. Line. Sinker.

3. Love interest. After reading this book, I had countless thoughts on what it would be like to be invisible my entire life and then one day, a guy could see me. WOW! The emotions and thoughts running through my head were almost similar to Fiona. I’m excited to where this love interest would go. Oh, and for the love of God, please no love triangles. It is fine as is!

4. Minor characters. The best  part about this book are the minor characters. They each carry a unique role in Fiona’s life. Some good and others bad. Still each characters fulfills role for the destine of Fiona. My fave character is the “worthless son.” Once you read the story, you’ll understand why.

5. Comedic relief. The author does a great job in creating hints of laughter and enjoyable moments through the story. One moment, you’d be so wound up and the next, a joke or a stupid pick up line that lets then reader relax. I really loved how well this element is used.

This is a fantastic story. Brilliantly written and superb in the plot, Transparent is the start of an excellent series.  Spicing up the YA-world, Transparent shines like no other.  A well anchored story that leaves me craving for more, Transparent rocks!

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!




  1. Mike Mullin
    May 31, 2013

    Just ordered a copy based on this review. Thanks!

  2. So happy to see you loved this one! It’s been on TBR list for quite some time. After coming across it for the first time, I really haven’t stopped thinking about what it would be like if I were invisible. How neat and <i<different a concept! I probably never would have thought to write about something like this. Glad somebody did and executed it well, apparently! I bet you think about it even more once you’ve read it haha. It sounds like a fantastic book and I can’t wait to finally be able to get to it. Oh, and yes, please no love triangle!!

  3. Candace
    May 31, 2013

    I’d seen mostly so-so reviews for this so your wonderful review has me much more interested in it. I do have a copy but figured I would just wait a bit to read it but hmmm… it might be sooner then I had thought!