Things Not SeenBook - 2002
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things not seen is about a 15 year old boy named bobby. One morning he wakes up and realizes that he is invisible. So then later on in the chapter he finally convinces his parents that he is invisible. So then they say we can't tell anyone about this and he can't go any where ,but knowing all teenagers he disobey his parents warning and left the house (naked so nobody can just see a bunch of random cloths walking about). so along the way he meets a girl with a disability (she can't see) so later he leaves to meet his father back at his house but ends up getting yelled at him because he did't listen to his father they end up in a big argument. so the father leaves the house and so a couple of hours later bobby turns on the news and sees that his mom and dad were in a car crash. So then later on the child Sevres get involve and school becomes a problem and Bobby wonders if he will ever be able to see his body. Read the book to find out what happens.
The 15-year-old narrator is the principal thing not seen. As the book opens, he discovers that he has turned invisible overnight. He breaks the news to his parents who, afraid of being hounded by the media, instruct him to share his dilemma with no one. But when Bobby ventures (naked) out of the house and visits the library, he meets Alicia, a blind girl to whom he confides his secret. Their blossoming friendship injects a double meaning into the book's title. As his physicist father struggles to find a scientific explanation for and a solution to his son's condition, husband and wife decide that they will tell the investigating truancy officials and police that Bobby has run away. Bobby, however, becomes increasingly determined to take control of the situation and of his own destiny. He has a deepening connection to Alicia, who helps him figure out a solution to his problem.
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"People talk about crying from happiness and it sounds stupid-crying from happiness. I never knew what it meant. It's not really happiness that makes the tears. It's everything at once, everything that's good and sad and wonderful all at once, except the things that are wonderful mean so much more than the sad things. Crying from happiness, right there, sitting in front of the computer, reading Alicia's e-mail."
Chapter 28 Looking Again Page #251 3rd last paragraph.
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