Monday, July 8, 2013

Invisible by Marni Bates

Source: Netgalley
Jane Smith has survived three years of high school without making a single enemy, all by keeping a low profile. Not even her three best friends, Kenzie, Corey and Isobel, can say the same. But with Corey dating the lead singer from ReadySet and Kenzie in a relationship too, being invisible tends to be lonely. But now she's written an article for her school newspaper that has accidentally snagged the attention of some celebrities. Turns out, people get really upset when their innermost secrets are splashed all over the front page. And new her well-ordered life is being blasted to hell, with results that are wildly unexpected. 
I really enjoyed Awkward. It was a really fun book, so naturally I was really excited for Invisible. I understood Jane, I have to go to professors that use participation as part of the grade and explain that talking in class is hard for me. I am not good at make-up.I liked that she defended her friends like I do. I just didn't get how she transformed so quickly in the book. Kenzie and Corey developed a lot and it was interesting seeing them from a different point of view. Scott was another character that I liked.  He was very sarcastic and caring at times.
The plot was engaging. It wasn't as funny as Awkward, but I still laughed a few times. It centered mostly around friendships and high school drama, but it was told in a way that made me want to learn more about the characters. I don't think that the main plot is original, but all of the sub-plots made it into a unique read. The writing is more towards the younger range or Young Adult, but I still enjoyed it. Bates creates likable characters and an entertaining plot, which are wrapped up with good writing. I recommend this to fans of Awkward, it is a fun read about high school. It would appeal to fans of Meg Cabot and Maureen Johnson
. I am excited to read Notable.

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