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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See 2 questions about Invisibleā€¦. When i was reading it, I couldn’t put it down. Must redeem within 90 days. Once Doug is revealed hauhman an unreliable narrator, the ending of the book is more confusing than resolved. More By and About This Author. Invisible by Pete Hautman was a book that relates to a common feeling in society.

Okay, so I did get hautmann thing right. Feb 16, Meredith inbisible it liked it Shelves: You should’ve heard Melissa after the play. This book was really fast-paced, and the mystery of it was so intriguing that I everything Invisble assumed I was wrong about.

I think one of the things that brought down the rating, besides the predicitablity, were the characters. I am named after Douglas MacArthur, the famous general, who was a second cousin of my father’s great-aunt. You could just tell. I don’t care if they make you super sleepy like horse tranquilizers, take them, wait until the next appointment, and then say, “Hey quack, these things are shit, fo’ realz yo.

It’s an artful move — to have this twist work on both sides. He often views others as being different or abnormal.


Dougie is very shy and awkward but Andy is popular. It was sort of hard to follow along at first but in the end it was very good.

This novel reminds me of Chris Lynch’s Inexcusable Even from the beginning of the novel, something is off about Dougie. Oct 04, Emory’s Defunct Profile rated it really liked it Shelves: A student of mine recommended it to me.

Invisible by Pete Hautman

A tricksy, enthralling page-turner Feb 24, Graham rated it really liked it. My father’s name is Henry Clay Hanson.

Andy says, “But she was really cool. It does not matter to Andy that we live in completely different realities. Jul 31, Michelle michabooksandcaps rated it it was amazing Shelves: The story all comes together in the end to give a reason to why Dougie may be an outcast. Athletic and popular, Andy is very different from socially inept Dougie, yet the two find things to talk about.

The book was weird Also his obsession with fire is concerning, so I know fire is a big part of something. THis book is perfect for people who are looking for a short book, but a very entertaining one.

Andy is nothing like Doug: I enjoyed this as a fan of the author and of psychology. My Best Friend There is something about trains. This style makes the reader seriously ponder why some things are happening throughout the story but the reason becomes clear when we find out Andy is actually dead. He’s a popular football star who could date any girl in school.

Lots of people think Doug Hanson is a freak — he gets beat up after school, and the girl of his dreams calls him a worm.

Oct 28, Terri rated it really liked it.


You want to come? Doug lives next door to his best friend, Andy Morrow. Apr 30, Alexander Harms rated it it was amazing. Lists with This Book. She grabbed the skirt and pulled it back on and just kept going with the scene. The book keeps you guessing and that was what was interesting.

Invisible (Hautman novel)

Whether it is in Doug’s imagination that leads him to smelling burnt plastic and seeing “Madham Oete Unit” or he has died and Madham Hospital is his place of rest is not revealed, and that is driving me crazy!

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 trains having exploded at the end of the book. Waswhich was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America, as well as several adult novels. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use.

I must say invisiible this story was well written and leads the reader through twists and turns that completely alter our way of thinkng.

This gave me the opportunity to look more into Minnesota author, Pete Hautman.

Next to Andy Morrow, my best friend I recommend reading this book if you loved sitting down and just reading for fun. Feb 22, Crystal rated it it was amazing.