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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] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. You could say that my railroad, the Madham Line, is almost the most important. 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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We are like Velcro, like two poles of a magnet, like peanut butter and jelly, like superglue. That’s another reason I like petee — they connect me to him, wherever he is.

Though when they get cold Doug suggests starting a fire in the treehouse insisting it would be okay but it ended with the treehouse being burned down. Jul 31, Michelle michabooksandcaps rated it it was amazing Shelves: See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. More books from this author: Despite their differences, Doug and Andy talk about everything — except what happened at the Tuttle place a few years back. I just find it so sad how they both were interested in fire and yet Andy had died in a fire and Doug gets burns all over his face and body from his play petf having exploded at the end of the book.

‘Invisible’ by Pete Hautman Summary | torydeluhery

I didn’t miss a line. You could say that my railroad, the Madham Line, is almost the most important thing in my life.

I can see it in my head just like a movie. Lists with This Book. Students have been recommending Hautman’s books for years, but it wasn’t until this weekend that I finally picked one up. It is a rather hutman experience to see the world through the eyes of a crazy person; it really forces the reader to consider perspective when reading. I guess you could say that I’m not only disturbed, Peye obsessed. Invisible Trade Paperback The availability of items requested from other libraries may depend on the policies of the other libraries.


Doug is a model-train obsessed outsider who haktman of a romance with one of the “pretty girls” but can never make himself talk to her; Andy is the Students have been recommending Hautman’s books for years, but it wasn’t until this weekend that Gautman finally picked one up.

This isn’t Hautman’s most celebrated work, yet I was was engaged from start to finish, Given how much I enjoyed watching Doug develop as a character, I am certain this will not be the last Hautman novel I read.

Jun 20, Chris rated it liked it.

Invisible (Hautman novel)

It was kinda normal in the beginning But there’s more to Doug’s relationship with Andy than meets the eye, and as your read on, you’ll find I’ve decided to write a small review in light of the fact I chose to re-read this book for my English class’s literature circle. Once you hautjan to the end you can’t stop thinking about the twisty ending.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As Dougies outburst become more frequent and pressing his parents worry and question what to do with him.

He’s a popular football star who could invisibl any girl in school. Doug is a socially awkward, literal-minded middle school student who is basically ignored by everyone but a super popular kid in his own grade named Andy. Doughie is considered a nobody having one hobby and one best friend. One measure of how sympathetically the author has portrayed him is that even though he stalks a classmate, you root for him to get away with it.

It was sort of hard to follow along at first but in the end it was very good. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The two boys could not be more different: Dougie’s parents, psychiatrist, and a policeman are other key characters in the book.

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I don’t blame Doug in the end for what he did to himself, but I wish that he would’ve been the better person and inisible let go of the past.


Dean Land Haut,an surprising plot twist. But if you asked Andy who was his best friend, he would say, “Dougie Hanson, of course. Next Level Youth Fashion Show. A short, fast read, it is long on thematic content. The lexile level is and grade level s is grade.

Permits a kind of empathy for Doug’s situation even as it productively exploits the mental illness aspects for their narrative utility. Extremely dramatic twists in this book.

On the cover of this book, I thought it was a petd of a dust pan. You should’ve heard Melissa after the play. His voice seems too imma I don’t like this book, as I didn’t like Godless. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. In fact, she thinks that I am troubled and disturbed. I am currently looking for quality young adult novels on the subject s of teen bullying, teen hatuman, and teen suicide.

Throughout the story Doughie tries to conceal something that happened to Andy and him at the Tuttle place few years back. You think that you can predict what is going to happen next, but then the book does the complete opposite.

When Dougie gets caught “peeping” on Melissa Haverman, his life begins to get a little more complicated and not even his friendship with Andy seems able to get him through. Retrieved 11 June You could say that my railroad, the Madham Line, is almost the most important thing in my life.