by Ross Welford
Secondary List 2017-18
So far we have received 4 reviews of What Not to do if you Turn Invisible.
You can read them below. Why not add your own review?
Eleanor from Year 9, Ridgewood School:
Meet Ethel- your typical teenager that is trying by her best efforts to just fit in! With spots gathered across her face like a pizza slice and a quiet personality, Ethel is put in the spotlight of misery...or so she thinks! The word invisible- sounds awesome but extremely petrifying at the same time right? Ethel is thrown in to the deep end as this magical power takes away from the world her looks, sound...but definitely not her cheeky comebacks, adventures and tricks about to be launched on enemies, parents, friends and the people who need it the most! Discover Ethel's adventure to her new identity with this amazing new book ' What Not to do if you Turn Invisible'. You never know, you may need it if this power comes lurking around your area ready to attack YOU! I enjoyed jumping in to this adventure due to it being based around the theme of being invisible! Who wouldn't want to be this creative power? I feel as though this book links with other nominee books on the DBA list due to its creative story line and the out of the box vibes it gave to me! As well as that, the character personalities were humorous and really sank well in to the story line; I feel without these certain personalities the book wouldn't of flown as well! To conclude this subject, the different emotions in the book ( e.g comedy, heart throb, upset etc) balanced well ; too much of an emotion in a book can be off putting but this worked! For me, nothing could be changed or erased...I would LOVE a sequel from this book too! I rated this a 10 because of the balance of characteristics, emotions and great base for a story! A definite read for all ages and genre tastes!
rumer from Year 7:
Ethel considers herself to be a quiet and ordinary girl. She wants nothing more than to be unnoticed, but she gets bullied because of her acne. One day her wish comes true! With her invisibility she goes on a risky adventures and everything she thought she knew about herself and her family gets turned upside-down. Who is she really? This is a great book, which made me cry, smile and laugh. Despite the unrealistic situations the characters are believable. I could feel their emotions and understand the reasons behind the way they acted. I didn't ever think a book could be so emotional!
Eva from Year 7, Healing School - A Science Academy:
I like the bit that is written in bold it's like a guide and it gives us more detail about the book and about the chapter that I have just read and the chapters ahead that hasn't been read the message of the book is that you shouldn't do something that doesn't need to be done like she is wanting to cover her spots up but she turns invisible and there is a problem about that is she well she's invisible.
Tina from Year 12, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:
I thought this book was ok, however because it is quite complicated and drawn out I feel it drags in some places. the book is about a girl, Ethel, who lives with her grandma and becomes invisible. I recommend this book to secondary school students, as there is complex vocabulary and is quite difficult to get into.