Invisible [Pete Hautman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. You could say that my railroad, the Madham Line, is almost the most important. The strength of Hautman’s (Godless) painfully sad novel is the wisecracking but clearly unreliable voice of its narrator, year-old Douglas. Invisible / Pete Hautman. Doug and Andy are unlikely best friends–one a loner obsessed by his model trains, the other a popular student involved in football and .

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Still, it is distracting. This book was ok. Never miss an issue! But one day at school someone threatened the school with a bomb and Doug said it was Andy but in reality it was him. It was told pretty realistically and is a sad story.

It’s an artful move — to have this twist work on both sides. A guy like Hautmam might have more than one best friend.

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He adds, In a sick, depressing way, it was a joy to write. Not being able to figure something out and being blindsided at the end is a lot more memorable than figuring something out at the beginning of the book; plus, if there’s foreshadowing and you just didn’t catch it the first read-through, that’s even better.

Boy Proof Cecil Castellucci. This book was really fast-paced, and the mystery of it w On the cover of this book, I thought it was a picture of a dust pan. After a while though I wondered what was going to happen. Permits a kind of empathy for Doug’s situation even as it productively exploits the mental illness aspects for their narrative utility.


For National Book Award-winning author Pete Hautman, the experience of writing his latest young adult novel, Invisiblewas an intense and unusually speedy one. It has good suspicion to it. When I look at the very last incisible for too long I feel queasy and my eyes go funny. This book was really fast-paced, and the mystery of it was so intriguing that I everything I assumed I was wrong about.

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Pete lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. There is another thing to know about trains. Apr 30, Alexander Harms rated it it was amazing. My grandfather left me his HO scale model railroad when he passed on.

Dougie appears to be unaware he has some form of mental illness potentially PTSDautismschizophreniapyromaniaalthough what type of mental illness he struggles with is never discussed. Lnvisible don’t want to have to ponder the book after I’m done with it.


His first book for young adults was Mr. Extremely dramatic twists in this book. He liked to have fun but was a bit quirky. Sometimes he calls me General, just to tease me. It turned into fire. I really enjoyed the idea of the story and the idea of the characters.

Plus he doesn’t take his medication! He’s a popular football star who could date any girl in school. Douglas Hanson, or Dougie as he is referred to by his best friend, begins the story by talking about his best and only friendAndrew Andy Morrow. THis book is perfect for people who are looking for a short book, but a very entertaining one.


The central twist is extremely obvious, if readers aren’t seeing the bi Invisible is a classic in my opinion. Jul invisbile, Michelle michabooksandcaps rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving….

The theme comes in when we see the trouble that Dougie gets into living the way he is.

INVISIBLE by Pete Hautman | Kirkus Reviews

There is a central mystery or secret within this narrative, one likely legible earlier than I caught it. It is a rather unique experience to see the world through the eyes of a crazy person; it really forces the reader to consider perspective when reading. Oct 05, Sanjit Chakravarty rated it it was amazing. May 16, Andalynne Moore rated it liked it. Doug’s only refuge is creating an elaborate bridge for the model railroad in his basement and hanging out with his best friend, Andy Morrow, a popular football star who could date any girl in school.

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