Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Review: Invisible by Jeanne Bannon

Summary: 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.

Solstice Publishing

Review:   Oh my goodness...I just read this book in one afternoon!!!! I seriously couldn't put it down. Who hasn't wanted to disappear at one point in there life? This was an incredible story of finding peace with who you are..inside and out. I loved Lola because she was such a real character, not like most books you read where the women seem to be gorgeous all the time. Lola is an average girl with self esteem issues. In this story she learns that her new ability makes her special. With the help of her grandma Rose, her best friend Charlie, and her boyfriend Jon, Lola begins to love herself. She also learns to let her family into her life as well. This book was such a amazing story with a great lesson, and I think many people of any age can relate to it. I seriously, seriously hope everyone reads this book!!!!! And because I loved it so much I'm giving it 5 stars ( I don't usually rate my books) but I'm starting as of now! 

♥ Shelby

1 comment:

Espana said...

I loved this book . I loved how this book focused on how Lola is struggling to find out where she fits into the grand scheme of themes. She is one of those awkward teenagers who does not have fun during their high school years. This would be a great book for any one who is struggling with the same thing. I find myself wanting to give it to my 13 year old daughter. She is beautiful and to be quite honest I think she has that natural beauty that just make people look at her twice but she is so self conscious that she can't seem to see herself like that. This would be an awesome book for any teenager to read so that they can realize that this awkwardness will pass.