Friday, July 29, 2011

Perfectly Invisible

Author: Kristin Billerbeck
Publisher: Revell
July 2011
ISBN: 978-0-8007-1973-0
Genre: Inspirational/young adult/teens

Daisy Crispin is now in her final semester of high school and now, instead of stressing over who to date for the prom, she has other drama in her life. Max, who danced an amazingly wonderful tango with her at the prom is no longer speaking to her, let alone looking at her. Worse, Daisy’s best friend, Claire, is forcing Daisy to sell trings (to hold fingers in Spock’s position—Star Trek) and seems to be chasing after Max for herself—and bragging to Daisy that she’ll get to kiss Max in the school play.

Daisy has about enough of Claire and almost decides to avoid her, but then Claire discovers a half-brother she never knew existed and she wants Daisy by her side. Daisy can’t avoid Claire in her time of need (never mind that Claire has ditched Daisy time and again) so she goes.

As things progress from bad to worse, Daisy wonders if she’ll survive the drama long enough to graduate. She can’t wait to get out of there and go to college. But then even that seems lost…

PERFECTLY INVISIBLE is the second book in Ms. Billerbeck’s A Universally Misunderstood series, and it follows the same character as Perfectly Dateless, the first book in the series. Daisy is sarcastic and funny, and her life has drama enough to give those of us with calm lives a headache.

I was a little confused how someone who wasn’t allowed to watch TV could know so much about television shows—maybe from listening to friends talk, I wasn’t sure. And there were a few other things that didn’t make much sense to me. I had to ask a friend what something was, as I never heard of it before. But all in all, this is a good book. It held my attention all the way through – except the diary entries. They seemed over the top in most cases. I’m giving it 4.5 stars. $9.99. 267 pages.

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