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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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No matter wat they get in trouble for, fire always seems to have part in it. Doug and Andy are nothing alike but every night they talked to each other through their windows, they live right next to each other.

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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.

Retrieved from ” https: I’m still speechless about how it all ended. I feel that the ending of this tragic book leaves us peet interpret this in a way that we ourselves can come to terms with it. This book was a good book because I liked how I felt like I was involved.

Dougie’s parents, psychiatrist, and a policeman are other key characters in the book. He creates, a petee involving the trains,called Madham and obsessively builds a replica of the Golden Gate Bridge using match sticks in the basement of his parents home. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today!


Invisinle 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. I have my suspicions, but I don’t know and probably will never know.

Most of all I nivisible the very honest way his characters go about making sense of their lives and the big questions we all consider. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Summaries and Excerpts: Invisible / Pete Hautman.

First Chapter or Excerpt Chapter One: Refresh and try again. Waswhich was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America, as well as several adult novels. We are best friends, me and Andy. I have scraped the heads off boxes of stick matches. I love how real his characters are and how they hautmann you a chance to look at things from perspectives you couldn’t consider.

His hobby is building elaborate model trains and his only best friend is Andy Morrow. In this fierce, disturbing novel, Pete Hautman spins a poignant tale about inner demons, and how far one boy will go to control them. She finds me difficult. His voice seems too immature for 17 – though that may be intentional, as a consequence of his problem.

It left you with absolutely no conclusion and you could predict the big giveaway on like page Who knows if Andy’s ghost really did come to Doug or if he was just making him up.

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I’m Andy’s best friend. Do not say this.

Invisible (Hautman novel)

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. That’s another reason I like trains — they connect me to him, wherever he is. He has a deep fascination with fire and all he can do in art class is repeated versions of his sigil. Trains are like fire. Not soon after Doug and Andy make a phone call to the school and make up a lie about a bomb threat.


In the end, he sets a series of events in place that have dire consequences for him that lead to him being hospitalized.

You could say that my railroad, the Madham Line, is almost the most important thing in my life. Aug 31, 2CatherineB rated it really liked it. For three years Doug thought Andy was alive but he died at the Tuttle.

We grew up together, Andy and me. I really liked invisible because it had a very funny main character. I enjoyed this as a fan of the author and of psychology.

I was actually quite surprised to read that people didn’t understand or “get” the book. Oct 28, Terri rated it really liked it. The central twist is extremely obvious, if readers aren’t seeing the bi Invisible is a classic in my opinion. There is a central mystery or secret within this narrative, one likely legible earlier than I caught it.

It does not matter to Andy that we live in completely different realities.