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Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth ab ...more
Hardcover, 358 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Philomel
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Molly I think it is acceptance. Elizabeth wants Stephen to be visible of course.. but she Loves him/ accepts him despite he's invisible. I think the book…moreI think it is acceptance. Elizabeth wants Stephen to be visible of course.. but she Loves him/ accepts him despite he's invisible. I think the book highlights so well that being kind to people and accepting their differences is an approach we should all have. (less)
Molly Oh my goodness , I really do hope so! i love how open ended the ending is , so the reader can imagine what happens next.
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Wendy Darling
DNF at 137 pages. I liked the beginning of the book, which felt very Every Day-like in its thoughtfulness and sensitivity, and I like Stephen's POV. I am not a fan of Elizabeth's POV, however, and after a sudden kiss at their third meeting on page 70, instalove after that, and a plot that got progressively more convoluted (view spoiler), this just wasn't a premise that worked for me.

Paranormal romance written like realistic fiction, but without enough consis
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Kat O'Keeffe
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
So much potential, but ultimately there were some aspects that just didn't work for me.

First off, what did work: I loved the premise and the whole idea of the cursed invisible boy and the one girl who could see him. I also liked the writing throughout. I enjoyed Levithan's chapters a little more, but Cremer's chapters were also well written. The story was interesting and kept me entertained, and I also thought characterization was well done (even though I wasn't a fan of all the characters.)

Howe
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Ellie
Holy cow.



Andrea Cremer and David Levithan??? Together???



This is just so ifcnbIFNIWEeiurwbfw ierEFgberg jhbdADcfbe foAuweRW BV SURGYkjanrg aehusdfUBf w H!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



*faints*





---UPDATE: 21st October 2013----

2.5 stars.




Dear fellows, I am sorry to communicate the only binomial who actually works (and I mean mind-blowing works) is David Levithan - Rachel Cohn.

The first half of the book wasn't actually that bad, but then... Meeeeeeeeeh.

This is probably one of the hugest
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MeMe Belikova First lady Ivashkov
First of all, can I say I LOVE David Levithan and Andrea Cremer! I meet both of them at signings and they are both amazing people and I was super excited to her they both did a mash up on this book. Them two together was seriously a matched made in heaven 0:)

So invisibility is about a guy named Stephen, who is invisible due to a cures that he knows nothing about. He is pretty much your average guy but you know invisible to everyone(so he thinks) until he meets Elizabeth, a girl who has moved rig
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Irmak
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kütüphanem
Açıkçası başlarken kitaptan çok yüksek bir beklentim yoktu. David Levithan'ın Her Gün kitabını çok sevmiştim ama bu kitap başka bir yazarla ortak bir çalışması olduğu için tereddütlerim vardı. Fakat sevdim, hatta çok sevdim.
• Stephen görünmez olarak yaşamaktadır. Böyle doğmuştur. Görünmez. Lanetli. Böyle yaşamaya alışmıştır ama mutsuzdur. Görünmek ister. Ve günün birinde lanetin kalktığını düşünür çünkü karşısında onu gören bir kız vardır. Elizabeth. Fakat ne yazık ki lanet kalkmamıştır, Elizab
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Zeynep Derya (Zeynep's Library)
*4,5 stars*

Kitabı sevmemek için bariz hiçbir sebebim yok. Öylesine elime aldım, ne ara bitti bilmiyorum. İki ya da üç kere ayraca ihtiyacım oldu diyeyim de anlayın kitabı nasıl sevdiğimi <3 David Levithan'ı zaten çok seviyordum ama Cremer ile birlikte yazmaları daha bi tatlı olmuş bence.

Uzun kitap yorumum için -> Zeynep's Library
Jen Ryland
I am a HUGE fan of David Levithan and his fictional collaborations with John Green and Rachel Cohn. In fact, Nick and Norah and Will Grayson, Will Grayson are some of my favorite YA contemporaries of all time.

Based on the blurb and cover, I went into Invisibility expecting a book like Levithan's Every Day, a contemporary with a hint of the paranormal. I liked the way Every Day offered minimal explanation for the paranormal elements and instead focused on the more existential or philosophical sid
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Nicay │  The Nerdy side of a Queen
description

I am a cause with no effects. I am footsteps without a sound. I am nothing but air - noticeable in motions but gone even as it arrives.


I don't know what will I felt after reading this. Enjoyment? Satisfaction? Asking for more? Hmm. I don't really know.

Well, my rating is still in a tag of war between 3 to 3.5 ☆. It was a balance of likeness and still undecided for this story.

I guess I need to explain first what was the story about without any spoilers, so I can verdict my final decision afte
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Rose
Initial reaction: Dude - I actually really enjoyed this and it was probably helped by a decent audio narration. I wasn't thrilled about Elizabeth's POV in turns and the overarching "instalove", but it was the secondary characters, Stephen's POV and narrative voice, and the intrigue of the cursecasting and light/dark undertones of the narrative that won me over.

Full review:

For all intents and purposes, I'm really surprised that I ended up really liking this book a whole heck of a lot. I will conc
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Kat
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm going to warn you in advance - this will be a ranty review. And not because Invisibility was terribly bad, but because I was terribly disappointed. I mean, David Levithan is an author who cemented his place on my very small auto-buy list with just ONE book - Every Day. Now, I know, I shouldn't really compare one book against the other, but when you hold an author in such high esteem, it's nearly impossible not to do so.

The basic plot is intriguing, if not necessarily completely my cup of te
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Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
May 10, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc
Oh, expectations, you turncoats. Always there when I start out, and off who the fuck knows where as I suffer through an uninspired book. Before you start telling me I shouldn't have finished this book, believe me, I know that was an option. However, by the time I was sure I wouldn't like it, I was too far into the book to DNF. Once I've read twenty percent or so, it's happening, and that's all there is to it. Invisibility isn't necessarily a bad book, but it's certainly not what I was hoping for ...more
Jan Bethel
Love-Hate Relationship again!

I loved this book when it started. But somehow I ended up not liking it.

Tsk! **Actual review to come**
Selly - Leggere Romanticamente
2 stelline e mezzo

Sul blog trovate la recensione qui ---> http://www.leggereromanticamente.com/...

Questo libro stand-alone non è assolutamente ciò che mi aspettavo di leggere.
E non lo dico in senso positivo, per me è un grande e grosso “Boh”.
Tanto per cominciare la “magica storia d'amore” che mi aspettavo di trovare nel romanzo è molto marginale e presente quasi esclusivamente nella prima parte, inoltre i sentimenti dei protagonisti sono affrettati e forzati.
Sempre a proposito della prima
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Saniya
Sep 28, 2012 marked it as to-read
David Levithan and Andrea Cremer?

PERFECTION.

Can't wait to read this! :D
Bee (Heart Full of Books)
The original review can be found at Heart Full of Books!

When it comes to David Levithan I find that his co-written works are always the best, and Invisibility continues to prove this theory right. I absolutely loved the first 150 pages or so. They were so well written and I was completely absorbed by the characters and the situation. However, I do agree with the majority of the other reviews that this book lost its way in the middle, and began to feel like something completely different. Still,
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Myriam
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sp, sold, ebook
Lecture abandonnée.
Dommage que la construction de cette histoire m'ait semblé bâclée. Les détails sont confus, et les règles de l'univers créé sont mal expliquées.
http://unjour-unlivre.fr/2015/07/andr...
Jana
Jul 02, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I feel really stupid for asking this but.. can someone explain to me about everyone's comments about Cremer's anti-feminism? I do agree but isn't the point of her Nightshade series to show girls in a very different 'light'? lol I'm so confused..
Cory
Oct 11, 2011 marked it as to-read
Andrea Cremer and David Levithan? Questionable sexism ahoy.
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: This was an interesting read that I enjoyed, but it was really slow paced so it took a while for me to get through it.

Opening Sentence: I was born invisible.

The Review:

Stephen was born invisible. No one could see him, not even his mother. He is now 16 years old and his mother passed away a year ago. His father left when he was young so he lives in his New York City apartment by himself. He lives a simple life since you can order pretty much
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☕ Kimberly
Feb 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have enjoyed David Levithan’s previous works and so I was excited to read Invisibility his collaboration with Andre Cremer. He takes his readers on a journey that leaves them in awe at the close of the book(s). From magic, to romance to friendship I was completely caught up in the tale and its characters. While I clearly heard Levithan’s voice throughout the novel, I was equally impressed by Cremer and look forward to explore more of her works. Invisibility is a book to be both devoured and sa ...more
Serhat Kacan
Aug 14, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-read
Görünmez bir çocuk ve onu görebilen bir kız.

Görünmezlik ile lanetlenen Stephen, kendisini görebilen birisi ile karşılaşır. Görülmenin beraberinde getirdiği farklı duygular ve diğer insanlara görünmeye çalışmak, işte kitap boyunca okuyacağınız konu budur.

David Levithan ve Andrea Cremer'in yazmış olduğu Görünmez için beklentim yüksek olduğundan dolayı kitabı okurken sıkıldığım zamanlar oldu.
Olaylar bir erkek, bir kız karakterin gözünden anlatılıyor. Durum böyle olunca iki tarafında duygularını an
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usagi ☆ミ
4.5/5 stars!

Ever since "Every Day", I've become a Levithan devotee. And I've been a Cremer devotee since "Nightshade", so when I heard these two were writing a book together? I made a noise that wasn't human. I was really anticipating it (seriously in my top ten for early 2013), and I'm so glad it pretty much lived up my expectations. While I can see this book may not be for everyone (the pacing is a bit slow, and the big reveals take time and patience to get to), it's well worth the wait for me
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Esra
May 27, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
*2,5*
Görünmez hakkında ne düşünmeliyim bilemiyorum, fazlasıyla muallakta kaldığım bir kitap.
Türüne ne genç yetişkin diyebiliyorum ne de tam fantastik. Kitabı okurken yer yer yazarlar çok güzel ilerleyebilecek bir konuyu harcamış gibi hissettim. Büyügörenlerle, lanetleyicilerle ilgili daha fazla olay, daha fazla detay aradım. Çünkü eğer o detayları görsem, kesinlikle beğenip herkese önereceğim bir kitap olacaktı. Ama yazarlar bunun aksine bu tür bölümlerde daha çok genç-yetişkine kayıp benim bekl
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Eric Townsend
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
Invisibility is filled with just as much awkwardness as the teen romance it contains. Teen romance can be epic, it can be ugly and usually it has bits of everything in between, such is the case here. So let’s break it down just like that, it’s time for the good, the bad and the ugly.

The Good

- Levithan. The man can flat out WRITE. While his style does seem to carry over in everything he writes (the set of rules of the invisibility curse is reminiscent of his set of rules in Every Day for that MC
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Miss Bookiverse
Liebes Invisibility,
oh mann! Was war das denn? Und wieso? Es hätte doch… argh!

Wie du merkst, hast du mich ganz schön frustriert. Dabei hat alles so traumhaft angefangen. In typischer Levithan-Manier hat mich schon dein erstes Kapitel begeistert. Es war sofort da, dieses „deshalb ist das mein Lieblingsautor“-Gefühl. Du hattest etwas von deinem Bruder Every Day, einen interessanten Grundkonflikt (unsichtbarer Junge wird plötzlich von einer einzigen Person gesehen) mit einer paranormalen Note und g
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Marine's Books
3.5/5.
First of all, I read the French edition of it and I would like to highlight how pretty the French cover is, I mean, it is really prettier than the original one, isn’t it? I had seen it many times in bookshops and I really wanted to read it, but it had rather mixed opinions. This is why I really want to thank the publisher for sending me this book. I have to say that it was a good surprise for me and I am glad I discovered this universe of spells and curses. It was a real pleasure to read D
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Jen  (Today in Jen's Library)
This was quite a surprise. Not what I expected at all. It's a nice story about a boy who's invisible, the one girl who can see him, and why this is all possible. A pleasant little urban fantasy with a great ending and a pretty good bad guy.

I only had a couple of problems with this book - one being that it's basically instalove. I did love the relationship between these two characters, but boy did it happen fast. The other is a situation with Elizabeth's brother Laurie that happened before they r
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Lexie
Jan 07, 2013 rated it liked it
INVISIBILITY was just a bit better than ok for me. AHHHHHH SO MANY PLOT HOLES :/ Does anyone know if this is going to have a freakin sequel. I loved Stephen, but I wasn't a a total fan of Elizabeth. She just seemed like a light-switch throughout the entire novel there were parts that I loved about her and there were parts that I hated. I thought the beginning of the book was so well done I truly felt sorry for Stephen and I really connected with him, the middle of the book was super fast paced ...more
Ardo
This book was okay. There were issues that were discussed such as homophobia and interesting characters like Laurie and Stephen. This book would’ve probably been a lot more interesting if we could get rid of Elizabeth all together because I didn’t care about her or find her compelling at all. The pacing felt off because I felt like there were two different approaches to the story running parallel. Through Stephen’s POV (written in Levithan’s style) we’re given more of thoughtful and contemporary ...more
Vem Night
Mar 21, 2016 rated it liked it
It wasn't hard reading the book. The flow was smooth and the plot is interesting. However, it ended with an unfinished business. I read the book wondering how it will be resolved but upon reaching the end, I'm still left in that same state. Wondering. Maybe it will maybe it wont, well I think it needs a follow up story. It's not a hanging ending tho.
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Andrea Cremer is the author of the internationally bestselling Nightshade series. She spent her childhood daydreaming and roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin.

Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but she only recently plunged into the deep end of the pool that is professional writing. Before she wrote her first novel, Andrea was a history professor at
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