Author: Marcus Sedwick
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Roaring Books (April 22, 2014, original date October 3, 2013)
Source: Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Mystery
My Rating: 3 Stars
Laureth Peak's father has taught her to look for recurring events, patterns, and numbers--a skill at which she's remarkably talented. Her secret: She is blind. But when her father goes missing, Laureth and her 7-year-old brother Benjamin are thrust into a mystery that takes them to New York City where surviving will take all her skill at spotting the amazing, shocking, and sometimes dangerous connections in a world full of darkness. She Is Not Invisible is an intricate puzzle of a novel that sheds a light on the delicate ties that bind people to each other.
There were so many concepts and ideas in this book that truly made it not only unique, but fascinating. The whole idea that coincidences are not just mere chance but fate, completely made my mind whirl and think. Having the what if's of life be something completely (not) unknown and calculated was something to ponder and process.
To think that one's life could be so easily explained and planned is something I am not sure how I feel about. Does fate really exist or is there a path already set out for us and no matter what certain things will happen regardless of which road we travel down, it's a little crazy to think and yes, a little sad too. Is nothing ever chance?
To say I have mixed feelings about this read is an understatement. I can't say for sure whether I loved it or hated it. It was....different. It was strange and even a little far out there but some how, that actually made it appealing and made me want to read it all the more.
The only thing truly disappointing with the story was the simple fact that with all the build up, all the theories, all the coincidences and chances and things that might have been, then there was, well, nothing. The story sort of ended as if the author wasn't quite sure what to do with the story. Like he wasn't quite sure whether he believed in the father's ideas as well. While things did happen, things didn't happen and that was a little off putting to say the least. What about all the coincidences? What about all the what if's?
At any rate I have to give the author credit for creating something unusual and out there.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by an outside source. I was not compensated for this review.*