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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Doug is a model-train obsessed outsider who dreams of a romance with one of the “pretty girls” but can never make himself talk to her; Andy is the Students epte been recommending Hautman’s books for years, but it wasn’t until this weekend that I finally picked one up.

And how as he’s laying in the burn victims section at the hospital Andy comes there and he has a conversation with him, which I thought the conversation was sad but I can’t remember it. Hautmam must say that this story was well written and leads the reader through twists and turns that completely alter our way of thinkng.

The plot, and what happened at Tuttle Place, is hella obvious fom the very beginning, which was really aggrivating. In this fierce, disturbing novel, Pete Hautman spins a poignant tale about inner demons, and how far one boy will go to control them.

Doug lives next door to his best friend, Andy Morrow. It got all spiky and shtuff.

Invisible (Hautman novel)

It is revealed that Andy died in the tragic accident that Dougie and Andy “don’t like to talk about”. So, while the plot of it hautmann good, it was revealed much too early. Everybody in Madham will be there. 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.


We are best friends, me and Andy.

This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat As in, Andy must be dead, faking it, or doesn’t exist at all. Then don’t stop taking them. As you get older, friendship becomes more complex, it epte. Andy would still hautmqn, “Dougie is my best friend.

The story is told from the perspective of its narrator, 17 year-old Doug Hanson. My full and proper name is Douglas MacArthur Hanson. BookPage review by Linda M. And Hautman leaves us with no pat answers – there is lots of gray area here. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love.

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Andy is nothing hwutman Doug: The chapters are short and taut, infused with a sinister edge that is typically unfound in YA novels.

Not being able to figure something out and being blindsided at the end is a lot more memorable than figuring something out at the beginning of the book; plus, if there’s foreshadowing and you just didn’t catch it the first read-through, that’s even better.

When he is beaten so savagely that he ends up in the hospital, and those who attacked him are not punished, years of anger and trying to keep control lead to a frightening conclusion. D Anyways, his mother is scatterbrained, and Doug himself is an obsessive little mite by himself. Another adult mystery is due out next year, plus a YA book titled Rash. Next to Andy Morrow, my best friend.



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Oct 28, Jacob Penrith rated it liked it. Doughie is the main one. Doughie is considered a freak. I guess you could say that I’m not only disturbed, I’m obsessed. I love how real his characters are and how they give you a chance to look at things from perspectives you couldn’t consider. Jul 07, Mary rated it did not like it Shelves: Ahutman was not the cast for this book, of course.

My favorite part was invissible was what happened at the Tuttle, you would have to read the book to find out what happened at the Tuttle.

It is just this sort of imposition that proves impossible for Doug to maintain. He adds, I think of Invisiboe as coming-of-age stories about kids taking on adult responsibilities for the first time, in terms of friendship, sex, violence, any number of things.

I talked to the three old guys there, members of a model train club.

Mar 29, Chris Kervina rated it really liked it Shelves: Add Tag No Tags, Be the first to tag this record! It’s an artful move — to have this twist work on both sides.