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Thursday, January 23, 2014


by Cecily Paterson

Kindle Edition270 pages
Published February 11th 2013

Jazmine Crawford doesn't make decisions. She doesn't make choices. She doesn't make friends. Jazmine Crawford only wants one thing: to be invisible. For Jazmine, it's a lot easier to take out her hearing aid and drift along pretending that nothing's wrong than it is to admit that she's heartbroken. She starts to come out of her shell when she's forced to be in the school play and even makes friends with bouncy Gabby and chocolate-loving Liam. But can she stand up to the school bully, and is she strong enough to face the truth about what really happened to her dad?


Wonderful story about a young girl who wants to be invisible.  This book is beautifully written and addresses many serious topics woven into a young girl's life.  Jazmine has many struggles as the book begins and really hasn't found a place where she fits. When she finds herself in a new situation, she begins to grow into herself and learns to stand up for who she's becoming.  I think many people can relate to Jazmine and even her mom.  Very well written!  

4/5 stars

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