She Is Not Invisible
“There is a certain kind of young adult novel that is very hard to categorise. JD Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye is one example; Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night‑Time and RJ Palacio’s Wonder are others. They are first-person stories told by extraordinary characters who stand outside the norms of mainstream society and prompt deep reflections upon it. She Is Not Invisible belongs to this tradition.”
S.F. Said The Guardian
“Marcus Sedgwick’s storytelling is increasingly masterful and She Is Not Invisible is an absorbing and fast-paced thriller for a thinking teen or adult reader.”
“Maths, physics and mystery, characters to fall in love with and Sedgwick’s trademark crisp prose combine to make this a gripping read.”
“Marcus Sedgwick writes fine books for readers of all ages and it’s no coincidence that he’s the author of this cracking YA tale.”
“There’s a bit of Curious Incident here, mixed with Sophie’s World. The message is a moving one; be kind to strangers, because the person who bumps into you might have a mountain to overcome.”
The Financial Times
“I have yet to be disappointed by a book from this author. Highly recommended.”The Booksmugglers
“I was thoroughly captivated by this smart and intriguing contemporary thriller with heart.”
“The very first sentence had my attention…”
The School Librarian
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Set in London and Manhattan, this quirky novel explores obsession, trust and coincidence; a page-turning thriller about 16-year-old Laureth Peak’s mission to find her missing father. A mission made all the more difficult by one fact: Laureth Peak is blind.
Laureth’s father is a writer. For years he’s been trying, and failing, to write a novel about coincidence. His wife thinks he’s obsessed. Laureth thinks he’s on the verge of a breakdown. He’s supposed to be doing research in Austria, so when his notebook shows up in New York, Laureth knows something is wrong.
On impulse, she steals her mother’s credit card and heads for the States, taking her strange little brother Benjamin with her. Reunited with the notebook, they begin to follow clues inside, trying to find their wayward father. But the challenges and threats that lie ahead are even tougher for Laureth than they would be for any other teenager – because Laureth has no vision to guide her.
Also available as an audio book, read from braille by Anna Cannings.
Winner of The Essex Book Award, The Oxfordshire Book Award, The Rib Valley Book Award and The Spellbinding Book Award.