How To Be Invisible

By Tim Lott

It was the 13th of September, 13 days after my 13th birthday, when I first learned how to be invisible.

Strato Nyman couldn’t be more of an odd-one-out. He’s the only black kid in Hedgecombe-upon-Dray, he knows more about particle physics than his teacher, and he’s constantly picked on by school bully Lloyd Archibald Turnbull. It’s only at home that he blends in to the background – his parents are too busy arguing to notice he exists. But one day, Strato picks up a dusty old book in a mysterious bookshop and learns how to become invisible. He soon discovers that people aren’t always what they seem … and realizes standing out isn’t so bad after all.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406324235
  • Published: 06 Jun 2013
  • Price: £6.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 240

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'Gripping' Angels and Urchins

'A story of growing up and finding what’s important’' Sunday Express

'Brilliantly written' St Neot's News and Crier

'How to Become Invisible is a story of growing up and finding out what's really important.' International Express

'Plenty of food for thought and a good starting point for classroom discussion of bullying, racism, difference an family life via an entertaining story.' The School Librarian

'Lott manages to create an uncannily gripping study of isolation.' Literary Review

'this complex, yet simple, book is powerful and yet, so poignant, it can reduce to tears' Carousel

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