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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Invisible (Hautman novel)
Price may vary by retailer. He gets bullied by other boys and Invisible has a few key characters.
I admire the way Hautman captured Doug’s OCD aspects as features of his personality as well as what might be considered mental illness. Invissible ending of the book was also very bad.
Douglas Hanson, or Dougie as he is referred to by invusible best friend, begins the story by talking about his best and only friendAndrew Andy Morrow. Despite Doug’s moral lapses and odd behaviors, Hautman succeeds in making him a sympathetic character. So hautmah the greatest book I have ever read in my entire life.
The trauma Dougie experienced has caused him to imagine Andys existence and he has been living his life as if Andy were always there with him.
The theme of the story seems invisjble be that you cannot live in the past as the future doesn’t always connect to it. You could say that my railroad, the Madham Line, is almost the most important thing in my life. The central twist is extremely obvious, if readers aren’t seeing the bi Invisible is a classic in my opinion.
He needed to move on and get help instead of rejecting the therapy and medication. Next to Andy Morrow, my best friend 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.
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Most of all I love the very honest way his characters go about making sense of their lives and the big questions we all consider. Must redeem within 90 days. Jan 06, Susie rated it really liked it Shelves: There is much her to think about and discuss. The only reason I didn’t give this book 4 or 5 stars is that I really didn’t connect to it emotionally.
The information below is included in your interlibrary loan request. Books by Pete Hautman. Doughie and Andy are always getting in trouble.
The plot, and what happened at Tuttle Place, is hella obvious fom the very beginning, which was really aggrivating. I don’t blame Doug in the end for what he did to himself, Pardon my language for those of you that take offense to this but: This topic is front page news right now, as teens are committing suicide at an alarming rate one death is too many, in my mind as a consequence of bullying. We writers are all desperate for attention. Apr 30, Alexander Harms rated it it was amazing.
He liked to have fun but was a bit quirky. This book had me on the edge of my chair the entire time. But there’s more to Doug’s relationship with Andy than meets the eye, and as your read on, you’ll find that there’s something dark and sinister and potentially lethal he’s hidden so far away within himself that even he has forgotten, forgotten about the “Tuttle Incident” It’s one of the shortest books I’ve ever read, but so much happens in it that it’s left a great impression on me.
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Trains are like fire. 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.
Invisible is about a boy named Dougie and his best friend Andy. I love how real his characters are and how they give you a chance to look at things from perspectives you couldn’t invisiible. You should’ve heard Melissa after the play.
Permits a kind of empathy for Doug’s situation even as it productively exploits the mental illness aspects for their narrative utility. Jun 25, Brian Herrera added it Shelves: My grandfather left me his HO scale model railroad when he passed on. Doug Hanson is the focus of the story and we are shown how he has no friends besides a boy named Andy.
Next to Andy Morrow, my best friend Lots of people think Doug Hanson is a freak — he gets beat up after school and haut,an girl of his dreams calls him a worm.