• Paperback: 400 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (August 4, 2015)
"We'll choose to remain invisible. To everyone except each other . . . "
Brought together by chance as teenagers at Turning Winds, a home for girls, Nora, Ozzie, Monica, and Grace quickly bond over their troubled pasts and form their own family, which they dub The Invisibles. With a fierce loyalty to each other, the girls feel that they can overcome any obstacle thrown their way. Though the walls they've built around themselves to keep out the rest of the world are thick, they discover one night, when tragedy strikes, that there are cracks in their tight-knit circle.
While Ozzie, Monica, and Grace leave after graduation to forge a fresh start, Nora decides to stay behind in Willow Grove. Now, fifteen years later, she's content living a quiet, single life working in the local library and collecting "first lines"—her favorite opening lines from novels. But when Ozzie calls out of the blue to let her know Grace has attempted suicide and is desperate for them to reconvene, Nora is torn between elation at seeing the women who were once her most cherished, trusted friends and anxiety over the unresolved conflicts that will most certainly surface.
As the women gather and reminisce, the truth about their lives comes to light. And when The Invisibles decide to take the road trip they always dreamed of, they will be forced to reveal their deepest secrets and confront the night that changed them forever.
Review: I've read so many great books in the last few weeks. This one is one of them. I love stories of friendship and how it changes over the years. I also like that the girls, now women aren't the typical type that you find in "friendship" stories. These girls aren't Monica, Phoebe and Rachel, m'kay, and I like that.
I found it really interesting that they became friends at an orphanage. That definitely sets this story apart from the rest.
The past is affecting the present and their friendships are tested, strengthened and renew
A totally fantastic story that I recommend to everyone
Rating: 5 flowers
Cecilia Galante is the author of three young adult novels, three middle-grade books, and a children's chapter-book series. She is the recipient of many awards, including a NAIBA Book of the Year and an Oprah's Teen Read Selection for her first novel, The Patron Saint of Butterflies. Her books have been translated into Japanese, Turkish, and Polish.
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