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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My First Television Commercial! In fact, I’d argue that Hautman missed the boat completely with Dougie, the narrator.

The story all comes together in the end to give a reason to why Dougie may be an outcast. A guy like Andy might have more than one best friend.

His voice seems too imma I don’t like this book, as I didn’t like Godless. And he’s overly reliant on his only friend, Andy Morrow, a fellow junior who is the popular and outgoing yang to Dougie’s outcast and introverted yin. Want to Read saving…. So far the greatest book I have ever read in my entire life. This book was really fast-paced, and the mystery of it was so intriguing that I everything I assumed I was wrong about.

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One measure of how sympathetically the author has portrayed him is that even though he stalks a classmate, you root for him to get away with it. The theme of the story seems to be that you cannot live in the past as the future doesn’t always connect to it. Dougie is as mathematically gifted and socially inept as the autistic narrator of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Timebut he also has a sophisticated wit.


Doug and Andy talk about everything — except what happened at the Tuttle place a few years back. It’s an artful move — to have this twist work on both sides.

And in this one scene she’s really mad and she spins around fast and the bottom of her skirt gets caught on a nail sticking out of this table leg and it comes right off. Apr 29, Monday M rated it it was amazing. It does not matter to Andy that we hardly ever actually do anything together. His voice seems too immature for 17 – though that may be intentional, as a consequence of his problem. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. Anyway, I’m glad I got named after a general instead of a politician.

Dougie’s parents, psychiatrist, and a policeman are other key characters in the book. Whether it pwte his imagination that leads him to smelling burnt plastic and seeing “Madham Burn Unit” or otherwise is not revealed. Once it is done he sends the train over the bridge and it holds though Doug begins to become scary.

Hautman expertly teases out the truth about a tragic incident that occurred “at the Tuttle place” three years earlier, a mystery that propels the story to its horrific conclusion. However, as the story progresses it becomes hautmqn that Andy and Dougie’s friendship is not what it seems to be at first.

Invisible by Pete Hautman

This book had me on the edge of my chair the entire time. Doughie is the main one. Dougie creates this new Andy to live with him and help him through life even after he is gone. He’s a popular football star who could date any girl in school. Though the doctor is definitely doing nothing for him because Doug gets caught sitting in the tree watching Melissa and is chased away. For a few years Doug thought Andy was in his life, they talked and hung out. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Invisible (Hautman novel)

Doug lives next door to his best friend, Invisibble Morrow. I cried over this book- and I haven’t cried over a book in a while.

I’m Andy’s best friend.

Have you done at least 10 years of research and training to be able to perscribe people medication for their problems? The story is told from the perspective of its narrator, 17 year-old Doug Hanson.

A Division of Sanval Availability: The end shows that Dougies actions are more or less justified as he suffered the loss of his best friends at a young age in a very tragic fashion. He’s a popular football star who could date any girl in school. As the book progresses, Dougie mentions attending and skipping therapy sessions and not taking the medications he had been prescribed for anxiety.

Once Doug is revealed as an unreliable narrator, the ending of the book is more confusing than resolved. This invisibel was a good book because I liked how I felt like I was involved.