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The Invisible Boy Paperback – Illustrated, 25 Apr 2002

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"An accessible read for 7 to 10s" (School Librarian)

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A humorous new title from the well-loved Hazel Townson.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not Too Bright Boy With No Friends Decides to Run Away From Home to Prove He's Not Invisible 20 Mar. 2007
By James N Simpson - Published on
Format: Paperback
If you were after an invisible man (boy) adventure then you've come to the wrong place as that's not what this book is about. This is a very average story of a not to bright boy who is ignored by everyone so assumes the key around his neck is turning him invisible, to prove this he runs away and hides from everyone looking for him for various reasons including theft and murder.

Gary's parents have split up after his mum was having an affair. Not being the brightest kid on the planet Gary assumes the reason his parents no longer live together is because of a box of chocolates brought to the house by the boss of supermarket, because these chocolates were fancy which he's never been aloud to sample, he therefore assumes expensive chocolates must have super powers or something that make his parents argue. Now he lives in his grandma's house in a small coastal English town with his dad. His grandma died pretty much as soon as he moved in so his father gave him a door key which because Gary isn't too bright he knew would lose, so his dad insists it remain around his neck all the time, even when he's sleeping.

As kids at the new school get to know him they don't like him so just ignore him. As he keeps giving the wrong answers so do teachers when he puts up his hand, no one really likes him in the town either so no one communicates or acknowledges him. His father now being the sole income provider also tired from extra work has no time to talk to him like he used to either.

Instead of realising that the ignoring of himself has something to do with his personality, Gary assumes the key around his neck is making him invisible, He's not 100% sure of this so decides to run away from home, if people come looking for him and find him then he'll know he's not invisible.

This book's length is that of most short stories so you'll finish it in three quarters of an hour or so. It's a quick read that will pass the time but there's nothing substantial about the book that you'll remember it in the future.
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