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Invisible Girl by Mary Hanlon Stone
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Mar 25, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: arc, ya-realistic-fiction
Read from April 06 to 11, 2010

Stephanie is a character that you truly feel for. You immediately start off wanting to protect and help her, because Mary Hanlon Stone, right away, puts us in the center of the action. Stephanie is abused by her alcoholic mother and although she has a father, he is useless and apathetic. He sits by and allows Stephanie to be treated this way. Stephanie's mother ends up deserting her and since her father is helpless, he sends her off to his brother's friend's house in Beverly Hills until he can get things sorted out. Apparently the family in Beverly Hills owes Stephanie's dad's brother a favor, so they take Stephanie in. Stephanie is now immersed in another world. A world where fashion, dieting, and looks are paramount.....think Laguna Beach. Annie, the daughter of the wealthy family in Beverly Hills, is the stereotypical mean girl that is completely self-absorbed. Annie's friends are no better; they are conniving, scheming and superficial beyond belief. As the story progresses, we watch Stephanie assimilate into their world. She has to make some important decisions that are character building and some of her decisions aren't easy to read about. All in all, Mary Hanlon Stone's debut novel, Invisible Girl, is a compelling read that teaches its readers many lessons about life.

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04/11/2010 page 200
69.44% "Pretty interesting- heartbreaking though"
08/14/2016 marked as: read

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