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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The two boys could not be more different: As Doug retreats deeper and deeper into his own world, long-buried secrets come to light — and the more he tries to keep them invisible, the looser his grip on reality becomes.

She ihvisible so mad at the guy in charge of props, I thought she’d rip his face off.

The book has many twisted and disturbing events that at first you won’t understand. The sarcastic and popular Andy and the quiet and severely depressed Dougie are both amazing characters. I’m still speechless about how it all ended. That b This book was bloody predictable. Speaking with Representative Steve Samuelson. Dougie gets in quite a few cases of trouble and it seems Andy is always involved.

Doug’s only refuge is creating an elaborate hzutman for the model railroad in his basement and hanging out with his best friend, Andy Morrow, a popular football star who could date any girl in school.

I think Doug was really the only character that had a true arc in the story – which left the characters feeling a little unrealistic and boring. The ending of the book was also very bad.

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Must redeem gautman 90 days. As he lives the present, and slowly reveals his past to the reader, it becomes clear that he is a deeply disturbed young man.


It wouldn’t matter if I had a nose like a pig and smelled of Limburger cheese. I’m Andy’s best friend. The story is told from the perspective of its narrator, 17 year-old Doug Hanson. Overall I feel that the basis and the overall purpose or theme of the book is good, but the actual bautman could have been better.

I would be devastated if that happened to me. I just finished Invisible. It left you with absolutely no conclusion and you could predict the big giveaway on like page As Doug retreats deeper and deeper into his own reality, long-buried secrets threaten to destroy both Doug and Andy — and everything else in Doug’s fragile world.

I have my suspicions, but I don’t know and probably will never know. His current project is a replica of the Golden Gate Bridge made of matchsticks. Then in the second or third last chapter, everything changed. Themes of grief, parenting, haitman illness, coping mechanisms, the “crazy” things we all do, etc.

Andy is a popular football star and drama kid nothing at all like Doughie. The way they go by, one car after another after another after another. It does not matter that we don’t spend as much time together as we used to. As time goes on the sigil turns from simply letters to being the initials engulfed in flames.

The actual substanance of the book is rather lacking and considering only that, the book is not a worthwhile read. Dougie also is suicideal and has an obsession with a train set bautman inherited from his grandfather. I think one of the things that brought down the rating, besides the predicitablity, were the characters.


Students have been recommending Hautman’s books for years, but it wasn’t until this weekend that I finally picked one up.

I might spoil it right here. You don’t ever stop taking your medication! I’m slapping myself that I didn’t read his work sooner.

Invisible (Hautman novel)

The theme of the story seems to be that you cannot live in the past as the future doesn’t always connect to it.

It got all spiky and shtuff. Hautnan or Natural Phenomenon. He talks about how he thinks Melissa is an angel and how she thinks he is a troll. You could say that my railroad, the Madham Line, is almost the most important thing in my life. There is another thing to know about trains. My Best Friend There is something about trains.

It’s really quite amazing. Nov 14, Terris rated it liked it. This results in big trouble for Doug but when the pressure gets high he rats out Andy, blaming the incident on him. The flow of the words was just perfect, and there wasn’t so much description that made it boring. May 16, Caleb Andersen rated it liked it.

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D Anyways, his mother is scatterbrained, and Doug himself is an obsessive little mite by himself. Jun 25, Brian Herrera added it Shelves: The Best Books of I’m Andy’s best friend.

So far the greatest invislble I have ever read in my entire life. Sometimes he calls me General, just to tease me.