Monday, September 6, 2010

The Last Invisible Boy

The Last Invisible Boy
By Evan Kuhlman and J.P Coovert
234 pages

Summary: Finn Garrett’s father has passed away. Now everything feels horrible and without joy and as a result he is starting to disappear. Told through journal entries and a series of comics, Finn recaps some of his best memories of his family, and some of the more difficult memories, like the one where he finds out his dad has died. With all this sorrow, will Finn disappear for good?

Review: The Last invisible Boy is a touching and tender novel that examines the process of grief, the importance of family and how only time can heal wounds. The style of writing through journal entries and comics, personalizes the story, but also gives readers a bit of distance in order to deal with the difficult issue of losing someone. The writing is very accessible for a younger crowd and I can see boys enjoying this story. While the topic might be heavy, there are times of lightness and even humour. Overall, this book comes highly recommended as it contains a lot of access points and could be enjoyed by a wide audience.

Also by Evan Kuhlman: Wolf Boy: A Novel

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Rating: W4/4 C4/4 P3.5/4 O3/4 PP3/4 CR3/4
Grade Level Interest: M


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