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On to the review...
Invisible by Marni Bates
Publication Date: August 1st, 2013
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Source- E-ARC on Netgalley (Thanks!)
Rating: 3/5 STEADY STARS
Some books have characters I immediately love. Those are the ones I prefer because I can genuinely care and root for a characters actions. And there are ones like this one where I immediately see flaws I find horrible.
There were so many times when I grew furious with Jane. Jane is the protagonist of Invisible by Marni Bates. She is weak. She never speaks out for herself. She judges others. She is crazy jealous of her two closest friends, Kenzie and Corey. Still, I admit expected her to be weak from the title. Still, I cannot root for her passivity and a narrow-minded attitude. I could accept her while she grew through her experiences. Just never forgot her shortcomings.
There are some books, like Teen Idol by Meg Cabot, that are about speaking out for others. And there are ones, like this one, that are about speaking out for oneself. Both speaking out books are about realizing that no one is a reflected image. That judging others without moving through the image gives you a faulty view. I admire this message and I liked seeing it occurred in this novel.
I also liked how this book shared the different kinds of stamina owned by journalists and creative writers. Some people can be both but some, like Jane, can only be one.
I enjoyed the funny moments in this dramatic story. I regarded Scott as the best person in the story. The photographer, who admits his reporter drive (that can be aggravating occasionally), accepts diverging personalities and owns, the best characteristic, humor.
In all, Invisible is book that moves steadily. I am impressed by the message’s the author aimed to provide the reader and the chance she took with an unlikable narrator. Its enjoyable enough and I definitely appreciated Bate’s simple, engaging prose.
Thanks for reading!