Monday, May 18, 2009

The Last Invisible Boy

by Evan Kuhlman
ill. J. P. Coovert
233 pages
age 10+
Finn Garrett is becoming invisible, his hair is turning white and his skin is extremely pale. It all started on The Terrible Day That Changed Everything. As you read Finn's journals and see his drawings you get a feel for what is going on in his head as he copes with his father's sudden death. Thankfully he has a strong support group of other family members and a wonderful best friend.
I liked parts of this book. I felt his grief was realistically portrayed. However, I did get a bit annoyed with him telling the meaning of every single name mentioned in the book. It just got old after awhile. It was bothersome enough that I would have quit reading the book for that reason alone. The only reason I stuck with it is I wanted to find out how his father died. Overall, I wouldn't say I loved this book, but I didn't hate it either.

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

I don't see this appealing to many readers. Thanks for your balanced and honest review.