Saturday, January 21, 2012

"Invisible" by Jeanne Bannon

A coming-of-age story that will warm the heart.

Lola’s not pretty. Lola’s not popular. Lola wishes she could disappear, and then one day she does....

For seventeen-year-old Lola Savullo, life is a struggle. Born to funky parents who are more in than she could ever be, Lola’s dream of becoming a writer makes her an outsider even in her own home. Bullied and despised, Lola still has the support of her best pal Charlie and Grandma Rose.

Not only is she freakishly tall, Lola’s a big girl and when forced to wear a bathing suit at her summer job as a camp counselor, Lola’s only escape from deep embarrassment seems to be to literally vanish. Soon after, she discovers the roots of her new “ability”.

Slowly, with Charlie’s help, Lola learns to control the new super power. The possibilities are endless. Yet power can be abused, too…

Then, when tragedy strikes, Lola must summon her inner strength, both at home and at school. She has to stand up for herself, despite the temptations and possibilities of her newfound super power.

You can buy Invisible in various formats for just $2.99 here. Check out Jeanne's blog here.

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3 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this book. Lola is someone you love from the very first page. The story is original and Bannon's first person present tense is amazing.

    Susan Stec, author.

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  2. Invisible by Jeanne Bannon is a delightful tale of one teenager's struggle against the stigma of being different than the crowd. Lola is a senior in high school and not only does she not fit in there, she doesn't fit in her own family. Her parents and sister are all tiny, willowy and wacky. Lola, is a tall, big girl with a penchant for writing.

    When Lola experiences a particularly cruel attack by the school bullies she disappears. She struggles to figure out what happened until it happens a second time and she shares the secret with her beloved Grandma Rose. She is able to explain to Lola what is happening to her.

    Lola's best friend, Charlie, another social outcast at school, helps her gain control of her power to disappear. Together they plot revenge on the bullies. When tragedy strikes, Lola must decide what course of action she will take into the future.

    This is a great story that anyone who's ever gone through the teen years can enjoy.

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