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Things That Are (Things #3)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  1,575 Ratings  ·  168 Reviews
Alicia may be blind, but that doesn't mean she can't see what is happening right in front of her eyes. Like how her parents try to give her freedom. Or how Bobby now Robert has returned to figure out their relationship. Or even the invisible man, William, and just how dangerous he is to Alicia, to Robert, to their whole family or so the police say. Or is Alicia wrong this ...more
ebook, 176 pages
Published September 18th 2008 by Philomel Books
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Oct 19, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Aha. So this book is apparently a sequel, which mostly explains why I didn't enjoy this book.

Good: I could almost sense what blindness was like for the main character. Her actions are well-described, focusing on sounds and shapes, and this gave her a charisma that was lacking in her personality.

Bad: When Andrew Clements introduced characters, he would half-explain why they were showing up, which was more like a half-apology to those who hadn't read the first book. The book was poorly paced, drag
Juleah V.
this book is from the point of veiw of Alicia and she cannot see, she is blind. bobby is very nice and helpful. another man named william wont leave them alone. i liked this book because, it is so realistic that it could be realistic fiction but it is actually fantasy. i liked how everyone worked together to solve their problems. i dont like how the book just ended, i feel like so much more could have happened. i also dont like the ending. there wasnt much action either.
Dustin Crazy little brown owl
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Apr 25, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 5th grade girls with low IQs
Shelves: young-adult, audio
I guess I could create a new shelf for CRAP and shelve this there, but it is not worth it. Cripes what a bad book. If I tried to fake my way through some sort of what-if pseudo sci-fi thing by just fudging the science because I don't know anything about science, and I wanted to throw in this stupid cheesy boring pukey prepubescent love story, even I could probably have written this book. I'm so ticked I wasted those hours of my life listening to this even if I was trapped in my car the whole tim ...more
Feb 21, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-school
Good thing this was a fast read, because I would never have finished it. I think Clements just fell flat on his face with this one. I realized that he was trying to do a metaphor surrounding 'seeing', connected with growing up, but it just didn't work for me.
The plot of a HS girl having done blind, with a boy friend who one day had awakened to discover he was invisible, and two scientist dads who try to figure out why, and a mysterious stranger who is also invisible, and the FBI, and, and, and,
A good series closer, but still not quite up-to-par with "Things Not Seen."

For the final book of the trilogy, narration turns to Alicia. I thought this would be a super-exciting viewpoint to hear from, but surprisingly Clements didn't get as creative as I expected with Alicia's blindness and strong personality. More was focused on Alicia accepting and overcoming her blindness through emotional will than on how she actually perceived the world.

I liked how her relationship with Bobby progressed,
Sonia Reppe
For Alicia who is blind, “every step is an exercise in faith,” but there is also danger. Now her friend Bobby might be in danger. He is being followed an invisible man named William and the FBI is following William. Three years ago when they were fifteen, Bobby became invisible but Alicia helped him figure out how to be visible again. Now they might both be in danger for the secrets that they know about turning invisible.
This is a continuation of Things Not Seen, which I skimmed when Lindsey re
Oct 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A simple joy of library work - seeing a book pass through your fingers and realizing that there is yet another book in a fantastic series to discover.

In a nutshell, fantastic. Told from Alicia's perspective, it tells of yet another unseen person. Is the person sincerely needing help or unscrupulous? Will this destroy Bobby's secret forever?
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was really good because the book was in Alicia's point of view (the first book was in Bobby's point of view), and it gave a lot of answers to the first book. It was also related to the first book, though, in the first book, there was a resolution. Even though there was a problem in the first book, that was the same problem in this book. There was a lot of action. I really liked this book.
Alexis W
I really wanted to DNF this book. But I didn't, because I can't just do that with a series. It was okay though. The ending was a little anticlimactic.
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I was born in Camden, New Jersey in 1949 and lived in Oaklyn and Cherry Hill until the middle of sixth grade. Then we moved to Springfield, Illinois. My parents were avid readers and they gave that love of books and reading to me and to all my brothers and sisters. I didn’t think about being a writer at all back then, but I did love to read. I'm certain there's a link between reading good books an ...more
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