The Opposite of Invisible

I'm horribly behind in reviews because I sometimes suck at this blogging thing. I read this weeks ago.

I started to see reviews for Liz Gallagher's The Opposite of Invisible pop on blogs before it was published. I meant to request it at the library early but I forgot and by the time I remembered the request list was long, long, loonnnggg.

I understand why everyone liked this YA novel. Alice, the main characters whose goal is to stop being invisible to everyone. But of course she's not invisible to every. Jewel is her best friend. And a guy. And doesn't think she's invisible at all. Simon is her crush and guess what? He likes her. But she and Jewel have been moving in the more than just friends direction for awhile....

The novel about growing and finding your own niche (or coming to love the one that you are in) and how to balance the new you with the old you. It perhaps tied things up a little too neatly in the end but I understand why everyone liked it so much.

And for those of us who are not actual YAs but have vivid memories of the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, you will be amused when they go to the Volkswagon bug under the bridge. Or at least I was.