Okay, so…this book was really not very good. In fact it was sort of ridiculously bad. But it was enjoyably so. I read the first half of it while getting a pedicure, and it was absolutely perfect for that sort of activity, if that tells you anything.
“Easy things are worthless… It’s the hard things that matter. Those are the things worth leaping for…If we don’t fight other people’s curses, what are we left with? Just a swift fall to the earth, and where’s the meaning in that?”
So the story here is that Stephen has been invisible for his entire life. Like really, actually invisible. And then a girl moves in next door to his apartment and she can see him. They fall in love, and they have to figure out how to live their lives with one of them being, you know, invisible.
What really surprised me about this book is that it starts out as kind of a cute young adult romance (with, admittedly, an invisible character) with all these YA standards — the girl’s brother is gay, her parents just got divorced, she has a secret. And then it suddenly turns into this weird supernatural story about curses and people who can see curses and removing curses and all sorts of things. I really didn’t expect it to take that turn, but honestly if it hadn’t I probably wouldn’t have finished the book. The whole cursed storyline was just so stupid that I couldn’t put the thing down. So I would not recommend this as any sort of intellectual read or even as an example of good young adult literature, but it definitely makes a good accompaniment to a pedicure.