Invisible [Pete Hautman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. You could say that my railroad, the Madham Line, is almost the most important. The strength of Hautman’s (Godless) painfully sad novel is the wisecracking but clearly unreliable voice of its narrator, year-old Douglas. Invisible / Pete Hautman. Doug and Andy are unlikely best friends–one a loner obsessed by his model trains, the other a popular student involved in football and .

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The end shows that Dougies actions are more or less justified as he suffered the loss of his best friends at a young age in a very tragic fashion. Hautman once again proves his keen ability for characterization and for building suspense.

Summaries and Excerpts: Invisible / Pete Hautman.

Invisible is about a boy named Dougie and his best friend Andy. Okay, so I did get one thing right. I really liked invisible because it had a very funny main character.

Paw Prints Availability: But if peet asked Andy who was his best friend, he would say, “Dougie Hanson, of course. The narrative is captivating enough if you haven’t invisile it out, yet casts everything in a totally different light once you do.

We are best friends by every definition. Everybody in Madham will be there. Many people feel isolation in society and the author depicts this feeling through “Dougie” Hanson the main character.

Sign up and get a free eBook! Doug’s only refuge is building elaborate model trains in his basement and hanging out with his best friend, Andy Morrow. Although it invjsible intended for a YA audience, it is completely without hope.

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Personally I was wondering if there were connections to Dougies outbursts,behaviors and the way people glared at him and treated him. I’ll listen to him, too.

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It’s an artful move — to have this twist work on both sides. Doughie and Andy are inseparable friends who share a morbid interest in fire.

Return to Book Page. He adds, I think of YA as coming-of-age stories about kids taking on adult responsibilities for the first time, in terms of friendship, sex, violence, any number of things. Lots of people think Doug Hanson is a freak — he gets beat up after school and the girl of his dreams calls him a worm. It does not matter that we don’t spend as much time together as we used to.

The ending of the book was also very bad. Talk about a twist ending. Hautman launched his writing career in with a mystery, Drawing Deadand followed it with a series of crime novels. I say its fire. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. More books from this author: They were so proud of what they’d done. As Doug retreats deeper and deeper into his own reality, long-buried secrets threaten to destroy both Doug and Andy — and everything else in Doug’s fragile world.

This book was really fast-paced, and the mystery of it was so intriguing that I everything I assumed I was wrong about. When Dougie gets caught “peeping” on Melissa Haverman, his life begins to get a little more complicated and not even his friendship with Andy seems able to get him through.

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Invisible (Hautman novel)

You should’ve been there. Invisible By Pete Hautman.

Or something like that. Doug is a model-train obsessed outsider who dreams of a romance with one of the “pretty girls” but can never make himself talk to her; Andy is the Students have been recommending Hautman’s books for years, but it wasn’t until this weekend that I finally picked one up. Andy would still say, “Dougie is incisible best friend.

It’s given me a lot of new readers, he says. The central twist is extremely obvious, if readers aren’t seeing the big picture by the tenth chapter they need to re-read more carefully. I think its a good level for teen girls and boys who like realistic fiction. That being said, the ending was quite ambiguous.

The chapters are short and taut, infused with a sinister edge that is typically unfound in YA novels. For National Book Award-winning author Pete Hautman, the experience of writing his latest young adult novel, Invisiblewas an intense and unusually speedy one. I constantly wondered how Hautman would tie it all together. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. At first, after having recently read many books on the subject of autism, I wondered if he was on the spectrum.

D Anyways, his mother is scatterbrained, and Doug himself is an obsessive little mite by himself.