Ethel feels as though she’s been sidelined by her friends and only seems to be noticed because of her spots. She has tried everything going to rid of them. Then, she gets a free sun bed. Willing to try anything, she waits until her very prim and proper Gram goes to church, before trying it out (Gram would think it common). When she wakes up after her first session on the sun bed, far from being catastrophically burnt, she realises it’s not just her spots she can’t see, but her whole self. She’s invisible, which is terrifying, while it lasts.
When Boydy, a gregarious misfit, discovers her secret, she realises he might not be as annoying as she thought. But when he over hears her talking about him, any chance of friendship seems lost, and Ethel decides to make herself invisible to help him and save their blossoming friendship. And that’s when the trouble starts.
Intelligently written, the different threads are woven together with a wit and heart that take you on the emotional roller coaster any one who woke up invisible would find themselves on. A heart-warming tale of self-discovery that deserves a place in every School Library.
Great for fans of Time Travelling With A Hamster, The Many Worlds Of Albie Bright and Alone On A Wide, Wide Sea.