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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He gets bullied by other boys and Invisible has a few key characters. On the cover of this book, I thought it was a picture of a dust pan.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Miracle or Natural Phenomenon. Invisible by Pete Hautman was a book that relates to a common feeling in society.

Invisible by Pete Hautman

Aug 31, 2CatherineB rated it really liked it. Jan 06, Susie rated it really liked it Shelves: Doughie and Andy are inseparable friends who share a morbid interest in fire.

Throughout the story Doughie tries to conceal something that happened to Andy and him at the Tuttle place few years back. The vivid tale of seventeen year old Doug Hanson who trusts only two things: I cried over this book- and I haven’t cried over a book in a while. Nov 02, Kayla rated it really liked it. Apr 29, Monday M rated it it was amazing.

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I think Pete Hautman’s audience is teens our age. His current project is epte replica of the Golden Gate Bridge made of matchsticks. Despite their differences, Doug and Andy talk about everything — except what happened at the Tuttle place a few years back.

They are large and dangerous. Whether it is in Doug’s imagination that leads him to smelling burnt plastic and seeing “Madham Burn Unit” or he has died and Madham Hospital is his place of rest is not revealed, and that is driving me crazy! So, while the plot of it was good, it was revealed much too early. He talks about how in their treehouse Andy had given him a nice army knife for Christmas and continues to talk about how great of a friend Andy is.

It’s really guessing in my opinion, but whatevers! There was this little symbol the main character was developing throughout the novel and soon enough, you could tell it was going to turn into fire. Feb 01, Prigos rated it liked it.

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The theme comes in when we see the trouble that Dougie gets into living the way he is. Who knows invixible Andy’s ghost really did co This was the first book ever to make me cry.

This topic is front page news right now, as teens are committing suicide at an alarming rate one death is too invisihle, in my mind as a consequence of bullying. He doesn’t understand why he has to be sent to therapy or why he petf to take pills. She was so mad at the guy in charge of props, I thought she’d rip his face off. Whether it is his imagination that leads him to smelling burnt plastic and seeing “Madham Burn Unit” or otherwise is not revealed.

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Invisible (Hautman novel)

The story all comes together in the end to give a reason to why Dougie may be an outcast. This isn’t Hautman’s most celebrated work, yet I was was engaged from start to finish, Given how much I enjoyed watching Doug develop as a character, I am certain this will not be the last Hautman novel I read.

My father’s name is Henry Clay Hanson. I’ve been working on it for months. I encourage everyone in Highschool to read this. The way I felt involved was i felt like I was with the main character the whole time, whenever he was with his best friend or building his bridge.

He creates, a town involving the trains,called Madham and obsessively builds a replica of the Golden Gate Bridge using match sticks in the basement of his parents home. Simone Weil hautmann “Fire destroys that which feeds it.