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Things Not Seen (2002)

by Andrew Clements

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A humourous read by the author of Frindle, but not as fun as Frindle.

Bobby Phillips wakes up early one morning, and, as his manner is, goes the the bathroom and has his shower before turning on the lights. Once he does, he cannot see himself as he has become totally invisible. His parents insist that he stay at home and that it's best not to tell anyone so that he doesn't become the subject of any experiments. He learns to go out either totally covered in winter gear with sunglasses on or nude, befriends a blind girl and, along with is family, tries to figure out what happened.

Nothing stellar, but enjoyable y/a. ( )
  Karin7 | Jan 20, 2016 |
This book may not be make my top ten list but it was definitely a very cool and sweet book. The kind you can recommend to people. Hint hint. :) ( )
  sammymowheeler | Jan 19, 2016 |
This book may not be make my top ten list but it was definitely a very cool and sweet book. The kind you can recommend to people. Hint hint. :) ( )
  sammymowheeler | Jan 19, 2016 |
Pretty good, story about a guy who wakes up invisible, and tries to return to normal, makes friends with a blind girl, and stuff. ( )
  Don_Mega | Dec 18, 2015 |
This is a charming little young adult book. The story starts when the narrator, a teenage boy, wakes up and discovers that he has become invisible overnight. He soon befriends a girl who is blind and the two attempt to discover the cause of his invisibility. I really liked the voice of the narrator, and the whole book made me smile. ( )
  klburnside | Aug 11, 2015 |
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Itʼs a Tuesday morning in February, and I get up as usual, and I stumble into the bathroom to take a shower in the dark.
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When 15-year-old Bobby Phillips wakes up one morning and discovers that he is invisible, he and his new friend Alicia Van Dorn—who is blind—try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it. While their fathers work on the problems of cause and reversal, their mothers deal with the consequences of Bobbyʼs invisibility.
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Teens, especially those not in the über-popular set, know all about feeling invisible. But what would happen if you actually did wake up invisible one day? Fifteen-year-old Bobby is faced with this curious predicament in Andrew Clements's compelling novel Things Not Seen. Doing his best to adapt, Bobby informs his parents and grows more and more frustrated as they try to control his (unseen) life. Attempting to take matters in his own hands, he ventures out--naked--to the library, where he meets a blind girl who becomes a natural confidant. The ensuing drama, involving a nationwide search for other invisible people and a break-in to the computer database at Sears, Roebuck legal department headquarters ("News flash: Invisible people make excellent spies and thieves") is authentic enough in detail to allow readers to overlook the nuttiness of it all. Teens will identify with Bobby's experience of being essentially invisible. Highly recommended. (Ages 11 to 15) --Emilie Coulter

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"Teens, especially those not in the uber-popular set, know all about feeling invisible. But what would happen if you actually did wake up invisible one day? Fifteen-year-old Bobby is faced with this curious predicament....Doing his best to adapt, Bobby informs his parents and grows more and more frustrated as they try to control his (unseen) life. Attempting to take matters in his own hands, he ventures out--naked--to the library, where he meets a blind girl who becomes a natural confidant. The ensuing drama [involves] a nationwide search for other invisible people and a break-in to the computer database at Sears & Roebuck legal department"--Amazon.com.… (more)

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