Sunday, September 02, 2012

Review Visibilty by Sarah Neufeld

VisibilityTitle: Visibility
Author: Sarah Neufeld
Published: May 20th, 2012 (RainTown Press)
Pages: 184
Source: for review
Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: Natalie Irving is used to living in the shadow of her infamous mother’s celebrity—she’s done it all her life. So when she discovers that she has inherited Jaydn’s claim to fame, the talent to turn invisible, she knows she finally has the chance to step into the spotlight. Now that she is one of only two people in the world with such an ability, Natalie has a choice to make: follow in her mother’s footsteps or choose a different path, crafting a unique identity that is hers alone.

We meet Natalie Irving as a shadow of her mother. She's kind of happy with her life, but it could be so much better. It's hard to live in her mother's footsteps. Especially since an accident in her childhood bereft her of her ability. She can't turn invisible like her mother. 
During her birthday party, which she didn't want in the first place, she tries to hide from certain people and than the unimaginable happens: she turns invisible. Her mother refuses to work with the police. So when Natalie makes a mistake, the police jumps at it. And they blackmail her into working for them. Natalie doesn't mind that much, because she could use the practice. But after a while she doubts this decision, but than it's already to late.

I liked this book. It isn't a real super hero story, but it's pretty close. How cool would it be to be able to turn invisible? 
At the beginning of the book I had no idea how the story would evolve. Natalie didn't have the power to turn invisible and I was curious how she would get it. I liked the fragment. Especially when she plays the trick with those stupid girls. 
The ability became more special because she can't see when she's invisible. There has to be sound for her to see anything. A nice twist and a challenge for Natalie. It makes the story more tense. 

I would have liked it if Natalie became more like a real superhero. She stayed a bit to timid for my liking. I hoped she would stand up to her mother and in a way she does, but I like a kick-ass heroine! She's a nice person and she grows into her power and to stand by herself. I really liked that about her!

The story is good! I loved that as a reader you see how Natalie grows and that she becomes more independent. In this story she doesn't have a love interest and that was refreshing! In the beginning of the story she wants to search for her father, but in the end she doesn't. It wasn't totally clear to me why she didn't want that anymore. But the story really was about her finding her power and developing it and I liked that!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Helene! Thanks so much for stopping by Booked Up! and following, I really appreciate it. I'm now following your blog back - I love the header. :)

    And awesome review, whenever someone asks me "If you could have a superpower, what would it be?" My first two answers are "Flying and invisibility!" I'll have to look out for this one. :) xxx


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