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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The flow of the words was just perfect, and there wasn’t so much description that made it boring. Also his obse [Possible spoilers ahead] Not my favourite book, but it was interesting.

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The book mercilessly bullets toward its denouement and skids to a satisfyingly oblique ending that neither absolves or completely punishes the actions of its characters. The authors style is to tell events seem connected but cannot be justified till the end where it all comes together.

The Best Books of My full and proper name is Douglas MacArthur Hanson.

The central twist is extremely obvious, if readers aren’t seeing the big picture by the tenth chapter they need to re-read more carefully. Dougie initially seems to come to terms with this reality during the therapy session, but afterwards convinces himself the illusory manifestations are also real.

But what’s excellent about it is that, once you figure out what’s happening, knowledge of the mystery only amplifies the poignancy and urgency of the story. But one day at school someone threatened the school with invisibke bomb and Doug said it was Andy peye in reality it was him. As he lives the present, and slowly reveals his past to the reader, it becomes clear that he is a deeply disturbed young man.


Also his obsession with fire is concerning, so I know fire is a big part of something. Dougie spends a lot of his time working on his model train and society called Madham. The theme of the story seems to be that you cannot live in the past as the future doesn’t always connect to it. I suspected out the plot twist fairly early on, but that didn’t stop me from being interested in where it was going and that’s a plug for the writing.

Andy is nothing like Doug: THis book is perfect for people who are looking for a short book, but a very entertaining one.

Return to Book Page. He needed to move on and get ihvisible instead of rejecting the therapy and medication. Invisible A novel by Pete Hautman. I think Pete Hautman’s audience is teens our age.

Oct 28, Terri rated it really liked it. And the tracks go on forever, connecting places, connecting people. My father’s name is Henry Clay Hanson. The sound they make. It goes on and on. He has a deep fascination with fire and all he can do in art class is repeated versions of his sigil. Paperbackpages.

Pete lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. There were definitely flaws, but nothing that made the book awful. There is a central mystery or secret within this narrative, one likely legible earlier than I caught it. I think its a good level for teen girls and boys who like realistic fiction. I am currently looking for quality young adult novels on the subject s of teen bullying, teen depression, and teen suicide. Lists with This Book.


In fact, I’d argue that Hautman missed the boat completely with Dougie, the narrator. You could say that my railroad, the Madham Line, is almost the most important thing in my life. The experience stuck with Hautman. See 2 questions about Invisibleā€¦.


D Anyways, his mother is scatterbrained, and Doug himself is an obsessive little mite by himself.

I wish it was longer, but it was nice that I read it in only a day. Maybe I just don’t get it. Hautman launched his writing career in with a mystery, Drawing Deadand followed it with a series of crime novels. Views Read Edit View history. Doug Hanson is the focus of the lnvisible and hauyman are shown how he has no friends besides a boy named Andy.

This isn’t Hautman’s most celebrated work, yet I was was engaged from start to finish, Given how invixible I enjoyed watching Doug develop as a character, I am certain this will not be the last Hautman novel I read. He gets bullied by other boys and Invisible has a few key characters. May 10, Rae rated it liked it Shelves: When he is beaten so savagely that he ends up invissible the hospital, and those hautmaj attacked him are not punished, years of anger and trying to keep control lead to a frightening conclusion.

I have my suspicions, but I don’t know and probably will never know. Invisible Trade Paperback The final straw comes when Dougie calls in a bomb threat to the school and says it was Andy who I thought to be alive the whole time. I enjoyed this as a fan of the author and of psychology. Mar 29, Chris Kervina rated it really liked it Shelves: