Book 5: The Invisible Man

I read The Invisible Man aloud to my 14-year-old, and we both loved it. The story is chilling, especially as we experience the rages of the invisible man — things flying through the air, grass parting as he chases down his quarry. What causes these rages? The invisibility that he thinks will give him such an advantage proves to be impossible to handle, and this drives him mad. But it seems he may have been close to madness before. He was an albino man, and may have already been somewhat cut off from society. Perhaps his appearance is what made him seek out invisibility in the first place.

This was a thrilling book that also offered lots to talk about with my teenager about invisibility in our society, and what drives people to commit the acts they do.

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