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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Apr 30, Alexander Harms rated it it was amazing. You should’ve been there. He hangs out with his best friend Andy Morrow the most popular guy in school and a football star and they share everything they know. Dougie is as mathematically haumtan and socially inept as the autistic narrator of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in hautmam Night-Timebut he also has a sophisticated wit.

She grabbed the skirt and pulled it haurman on and just kept going with the scene. I wish it was longer, but it was nice that I read it in only a day.

There were really good parts to it, and some parts that I felt could have been way better. Who knows if Andy’s ghost really did co This was the first book ever to make me cry.

His first book for young adults was Mr. Although, if you view it as an exercise in perspective and sympathizing with a character, it is a fantastic and intruiging experience. My favorite part was probably was what happened at the Tuttle, you would have to read the book to find out what happened at the Tuttle.


Jul 07, Mary rated it did not like it Shelves: I’m still speechless about how it all ended. No matter wat they get in trouble for, fire always seems to have part in it.

Dougie appears to be unaware he has some form of mental illness potentially PTSDautismschizophreniapyromaniaalthough what type of mental illness he struggles with is never discussed.

Once Doug is revealed as an unreliable narrator, the ending of the book is more confusing than resolved. That’s another reason I like trains — they connect me to him, wherever he is. I really liked that this was my second YA book to prove to me that people are writing books about the “other” kids in the world. See more by Pete Hautman.

Invisible (Hautman novel)

She finds me difficult. May 16, Caleb Andersen rated it liked it. And how Andy never spoke to another character for literally the whole book. 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. Simone Weil said “Fire destroys that which feeds it.

Must redeem within 90 days. Nov 14, Terris rated it liked invisiblle. It is a rather unique experience to see the world through the eyes of a crazy person; it really forces the reader to consider perspective when reading. His voice seems too immature for 17 – though that may be intentional, as a consequence of his problem.

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The audience didn’t laugh or anything. Dougie is clearly a disturbed individual, but Hautman peppers him with cloying asides and “quirks” that come off as a third-rate Christopher Swindon from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

Andy is nothing like Doug: It has good suspicion to it.

Summaries and Excerpts: Invisible / Pete Hautman.

Read it if you want, but “Godless” was times better. I’ve been working on it for months. They would crush you if they could, but they are confined by those two narrow strips of steel.

What happened at the end of the book Invisiblle


The ending of the book was also very bad. I always scrape the phosphorous tips off all the matchsticks before using them.

I constantly wondered how Hautman would petd it all together. Okay, this book wasn’t the best book I’ve ever read, but it was good. It was sort of hard to follow along at first but in the end it was very good.