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HRM Invisible P7390013HRM-B1302 Invisible Jazmine Crawford wants only one thing: to be invisible. It\'s a lot easier to take out her hearing aid and pretend that nothing\'s wrong. When she gets in trouble along with bad girl Shalini and her friends, Jazmine is given the choice of a suspension or help in the school play. She chooses the play. Everything\'s good until Shalini returns from her suspension and seeks payback. Will Jazmine assert herself and find the strength to face life\'s challenges?OverviewJazmine Crawford doesn\'t make decisions. She doesn\'t make choices. She doesn\'t make friends. Jazmine Crawford only wants one thing: to be invisible. For Jazmine, it\'s a lot easier to take out her hearing aid and drift along pretending that nothing\'s wrong than it is to admit that she\'s heartbroken about her dad dying. She\'s been drifting and ignoring her over-worried mum for four years now.When bad girl Shalini and her mates adopt Jazmine, she quickly finds herself involved in more than she can handle. Sitting in disgrace in the principal\'s office, Jazmine is offered a choice: help drama teacher Miss Fraser in the upcoming production of The Secret Garden or face a four week suspension.It\'s Miss Fraser who clinches the decision. I believe in you Jazmine \" she says. \"I know you can do this.\" And Jazmine, terrified, disbelieving and elated all at the same time, joins the play.For a while it\'s all good. Drama star and chocolate lover Liam is friendly and Jazmine realizes that making friends, talking to her mother and feeling her emotions isn\'t as scary as she thought. In a final happy twist of fate, acting diva Angela quits the play and with only a week to go, Miss Fraser asks Jazmine to take on the main role of Mary.But then Shalini returns from her suspension. She\'s out for payback, and she has just the ammunition she needs to force Jazmine to quit the play and go back to her old ways.Will Jazmine be confident enough to stand up for herself against Shalini? Will Liam still like her if he finds out who she really is? And does she have the strength to face the truth about her father\'s suicide? [Cecily Anne Paterson; (2013) 264 pages; soft cover]About the AuthorI\'m a young adult/teen writer of realistic fiction all about friendships and relationships.First up, some random facts. I\'ve wanted to be a writer since I was seven years old. (I\'m now a lot older than that!) I love cake, especially chocolate cake, and I really hate bananas. My favourite colour is turquoise blue. I wish I\'d done ballet or tap dancing and I\'d still like to do ballroom lessons one day. I\'m not very good at sport. I\'m not the worst, but I get all confused when they pass me the ball! I used to have my nose pierced. And no, the snot doesn\'t come out the hole when you sneeze.More important stuff: I\'m married to a guy who has red hair and we have a dog with the same colour fur, but none of our four kids ended up with the red hair. They all started out blonde, just like I did. Actually, they all started out bald, just like I did, and then turned blonde. For the record, we\'ve got two boys and two girls which is kind of what I\'d always hoped for. (I made big plans with my \'boyfriend\' when I was five. We were going to get married and have two boys and two girls, but all their names were going to begin with R, which certainly hasn\'t happened!)I was born in Australia but when I was 3 my parents moved our family to Pakistan where we lived until I was 16. We had regular visits back to Australia, but I really only liked it for its TV programs, chocolate and grandparents, none of which we had in Pakistan. I went to a British school for primary and then an international boarding school for most of my high school. I went to school every day with my friends, then went and had dinner with them, and then shared a dorm room at night. It was equal parts amazing fun and horrendous terrible. I know what it feels like to be a bit of an outsider, to have your friends leave, or to have big upheavals in your life. When I came back to Australia with my international, half-American, half-English accent everyone wanted me to \"say something - it sounds so cute!\" but it just sounded normal to me! (Now I sound like more of a regular Aussie. I tend to adapt.)My aim is to write two books a year for the next ten years.Additional DetailsFeatureDetails Mfg part # 9781942748274 UPC 9781942748274 Weight (lbs) 0.6 Country of Manufacture Australia Author(s) Cecily Anne Paterson Deaf Author No Publication Date 2013 Media Type(s)BookCD-ROMDVD YesNoNo Cover Type Paperback Pages 264 Voice Over / Audio No Captions No Age(s)BabyChildTeenAdult NoNoYesYes Earn CEUs No ISBN 9781942748274 7390013 9781942748274 0.3400lbs 0.00 0.00 0.00
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customer review - by , September 9, 2017
4/ 5stars
The character of Jazmine has a rocky path to negotiate at school. Bullying and loneliness have made her very insecure, but things change thanks to the kindness and care shown by one of her teachers. I appreciated especially the many layers the main characters displayed in their personalities, and the wisdom of one of the themes of the storyline that it's better to take hold of your life and make choices rather than just drift along wherever life leads.
customer review - by , February 2, 2017
5/ 5stars
This is a book that I think all teenagers that are struggling with bullies should read. It will help them like it helped me.
customer review - by , January 1, 2017
3/ 5stars
A nice story for junior teens.
customer review - by , December 12, 2016
5/ 5stars
Ok first off I give NO spoilers in my reviews of books!! :) I read alot of books and this was just an average read for me. There were a couple of surprises that kept me enticed and made it a little hard to put down. The pace was almost too fast and jumped around a bit, but still easy to follow. I would recomend to a friend for an easy couple of chapters to read before bed/sleeping.
customer review - by , October 10, 2016
5/ 5stars
Great story. Great characters. Well written. My tweens loved it and said it was the most real book they had read.
customer review - by , August 8, 2016
4/ 5stars
I don't really read books about 13 year olds who are struggling with many issues but had heard a lot about this book. Cecily does a fantastic job of enveloping us in the life and heart of a 13 year old battling with many issues. She has dealt with them by trying to avoid her issues and make herself invisible. This would make an excellent book for Year 7 students to study at school. I also loved that this book was Australian with Australian spelling. Loved the cover
customer review - by , July 7, 2016
5/ 5stars
This took me back in time also... a very long time. Because of my 'history' it was not an 'easy' read but it certainly seemed a very accurate one. I have read this, and one other book that 'spoke' to me, and my past... Dear God... it's me again by Susan Scott. Although different ages and situations are covered. I believe that both are helpful to people like me, who struggle with being rejected. That said, I believe the author of this book handles the development of her character sensitively, and positively. It is a book I would recommend - and wish the author success!
customer review - by , July 7, 2016
5/ 5stars
Great read!
customer review - by , June 6, 2016
3/ 5stars
There wasn't that much wrong with Invisible. I just personally didn't like it. The main character, Jazmine, was 12-13 and I don't think at such a young age would a girl be going through something like that. She was so depressed in the beginning, not caring about anything and then because of one thing she decided to change. In all honesty my favorite character would have to be the teacher. She was there for Jazmine and wanted to help. But Jazmine just changed all to fast and never really went through the healing stage. And when her enemy came back she was a wimp and all her quickly new found "strength" was just gone and she was a wimp. Plus she never told Gabby, her best friend, what was going on. She knew that they were her friends but she never once told them why she was getting bullied. And Jazmine kept going back and forth. One minute she was angry, the next she was blood or in love and then next she was depressed . An just could not make up her mind about her feelings. Jazmine also has a journal and during the book she writes in it. I think it takes away from the story itself. She does a explaining about an event then jumps right into something at school. Over all it was an okay book? I don't think I'll read it again bit of was eh.


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