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10 thoughts on “Things Not Seen

  1. says:

    It never stopped being weird to me that the invisible teenager spends most of the book hanging around naked in public next to a girl he has a crush on.The other interesting detail that stuck with me invisible poo only stays invisible for a little while Does that count as a spoiler


  2. says:

    This is an imaginitive modern day science fiction story science than fiction about a boy who wakes up one morning to find himself invisible and befriends a recently blind girl who can relate to this newfound unusual disability I found this a great book overall Unlike some books for young adults, this book was not predictable for adults Although the gravity of the situation of a missing child and the impact on his parents needed to be emphasised to a younger reader, it does not take away from the amazing writing and intriging storyline A must read for anyone who has ever felt invisible in school or life.


  3. says:

    A fun wonderful read I loved this book from start to brilliant finish Things Not Seen is an interesting, creative and I believe successful way to introduce disability to teens and adults Bobby Phillips wakes up one morning and is invisible throughout the book invisibility is shown to parallel living with a disability One passage early in the book says it s not like I ve got the chicken pox or the flu or something This is completelydifferent, and it s happening to me, and it means that I can t do anything like I did it yesterday So that s why I m sayingwhat do I do Soon Bobby meets and becomes friends with Alicia who is blind Because one of them can t see and the other can t be seen, they make a great team The way Alicia s mother reacts to Bobby is very humorous She says to Alicia What does this young man wear when you meet with him and Alicia replies, On really cold days, he wears Saran Wrap, but most of the time he s naked Bobby recounts his first visit to Alicia s house saying Her mom lets me in, but she says, stand right there , and then she runs really runs and brings me a long white terry cloth robe to wear I really enjoyed the writing style of Andrew Clements and have since read the two follow up books Things Hoped ForandThings That Are, as well as FRINDLE Other great books for teens and older on disability issues include Rules, Hurt Go Happy, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.


  4. says:

    This book is an under appreciated young adult classic An everyboy named Bobby wakes up one morning to find himself invisible But his biggest concern isn t how to use this new power for good or evil it s simply how to get back to his normal life The characters are all incredibly well written, and Bobby s thoughts are engaging and familiar, or at least they would be if I d ever been invisible Though it has a few bits of sci fi in it mainly centering around Bobby becoming invisible, and attempting to become visible again it s or less a coming of age novel, with a heavy dose of adventure There are many surprises some of them, temporarily worrying plot developments, and others, heartwarming discoveries and insights I really, really liked this book after all, I read it over 10 years ago and I still remember it well enough to say all this And yes, it deserves a five star review It may not be your typical classic, but I know I ll be re reading this book soon now that I ve recalled it, and I know I ll do so over and over again in the years to come.


  5. says:

    Andrew Clements really kept this interesting and reallistic If it was a series, I would have devoured it in a few days.


  6. says:

    Intelligent SF for teens A fable for all ages about people who are different An adventure for MG readers Never mind the labels, just read it I did, twice, and now I m going to read the second, which I own, and try to find the third But don t worry if you don t want to start a series the first stands alone just fine.


  7. says:

    This book surprises the idea of an invisible boy seemed too far fetched for a novel that would otherwise fit into the catagory of realistic fiction But Clements finds a way, in the creation of Bobby s relationship with Alicia, to make this a story that digs deeper into other issues about invisibility When will Bobby s parents stop ignoring him to see him for who he really is Who sees Alicia for who she really is now that she s blind, and what can she now see This was a good choice for discussion with my 6th graders.


  8. says:

    Clearly by looking at other books Clements wrote are for children or teens However, myself not being a children nor a teen, reading his book, Things Not Seen was definately not just another teen book from Clements At first, when I read about two or three chapters I thought this book will be about an avarage teenager looking for the real meaning of life and becoming mature You know just another kid book thing However, as I flipped through the book, there were meanings to it Of course just like other stories about a teen, this book talks about an irresponsible teen growing up to be a mature young adult Before the invisibility happened, Bobby s parents decided what is good for him or what he had to do But after becoming invisible, soon he finds out that he is the one who needs to change and take in charge of his own life By doing so, his problem of being invisible was solved and he bacame responsible However, there are important factors to look at Firstly, the bilndness comes out a lot in the book The girl, who Bobby meets at the library, is a blind so when they met she did not know about Bobby s little secret and soon becomes his friend or than just a friend She the blind character was the key to this story If she wasn t a blind then it would ve been almost impossible for Bobby to change and deal with his problems maturely It was just because she was a blind, they became friends and grew up to be mature while helping each other s problems When the girl needed help, Bobby became her eyes, and when Bobby needed help, she became his body This was quiet remarkable how the arthur thought about putting to completely unusual characters and made things work.Moreover, when Bobby truned invisible, his parents did not know where to look at when talking to him Bobby s mom wanted to touch and feel him to make sure he is there During the whole time when Bobby was invisible, his parents needed his guide in order for them to know where he was even Bobby describes how anxious his parents looked when they could not see him The way that Bobby described about just observing his parents and how they reacted made it seemed like they are blind By reading this part of the book, I could get a glimpes of how people with blindness might feel Also, through the part where Bobby describes how other people act when they see the blind girl walking by herself how people would not get close to her, and they glance at her but never stare made me rethink about how the society thinks about people with disabilities.Who decides what is normal and what is abnormal This question kept popping out while I read this book Of course not everyone becomes invisible or blind But it could happen to people and there is no certainty that will not be me A few years ago my mother was diagnose with breast cancer I ve never thought one of my parents will have such a thing and of course my mother didn t either But surely I realized that nothing is for certain Anything could happen to anyone right Back to my point, who really decides people with visible disability are abnormal I can t even defind what really is being normal and what is not Can anyone in the world say, I am a hundred percent normal by reading this book, we need to rethink about the definition of normality and abnormality.Secondly, this book also contains another message the way of looking at a life Towards the end of the book, Bobby finds another person who become invisible like him about three years ago That person a woman lived invisible for three years without even trying to find a way to get back to her life She managed a way to not communicate with others in person and went out when necessary Even when Bobby called her to tell her how to become visible again, she did not want to hear him and told him not to call any By reading about her and knowing how she felt before the incident made me understand about her situation She probably felt meaningless about her life and when even she was not invisible she felt like the whole world is seeing right through her Her situation with her parents were not satisfying although she always misses them Also, I could assume that her self confidence is at low On the other side, Bobby by becoming invisible realized how much he missed being at school talking to his friends, even he wasn t a very popular kid and had only few friends playing instruments with others He wanted so bad to have a regualr himself back, and when he did he couldn t be happier about his life Being in the same situation in a very rare situation , Bobby and the woman had totally different perspective of view their problems For Bobby not being able to be seen was a misery but to the woman it was a refuge Not being able to be seen by others made her feel comfortable and feel sheltered from her reality living with her what she thought miserable life This part was surely unexpecting and I was surprised, because there are alot of times that I thought some people s life was simply easier and better than mine since they were born with a lot things than myself But even two people are given the same exact thing, the result could come out very differently If one is sucessful than others, it is not because he she was born with things but because that person looked at the situation differently and made a crisis into an opportunity This book tells this lesson very clearly.In conclusion, this was not just another teen fiction from Clements but it had deeper thoughts and messages that could make its readers rethink about ourselves.


  9. says:

    Things Not Seen was kind of interesting to read One day Bobby, a 15 year old boy, buys an electric blanket and wakes up the next day invisible Of course things get pretty complicated for his family and his life His dad, who is physicist, is trying to figure out what exactly happened to him and maybe try to bring him back in a way Then the whole school situation is a no no because he can t go He s freaking invisible So, now everyone thinks he s some missing kid.A bunch of crazy things happen in this book and I really enjoyed it I also really enjoyed meeting Alicia. well, Bobby meeting Alicia She s blind so it doesn t really matter if he s invisible in a way She can t see him. but she also can t touch him either However, the thing that was just so weird to me was that Bobby was basically naked the entire time he was invisible Which I get that he probably wouldn t want to wear clothes because he s invisible. but he s just hanging around with Alice naked She s his crush and I just couldn t wrap my head around that really weird situation for the longest time Kind of made me cringe but there s nothing I can do about that.Bobby s life was a complete mess when he became invisible on accident Everyone starts to wonder what happened to him or where he actually is It was an interesting story but it was also so freaking weird for me to read In the end, I ended up loving Bobby and Alicia s relationship throughout the book Some things kind of weirded me out in the book but I did enjoy the overall outcome of it all.


  10. says:

    Almost anyone can relate to the feeling of being invisible, of being ignored But can anyone know what it s truly like to become invisible This book is a book for younger children but it nevertheless brings to perspective the reality of the world we live in today We have parents that don t completely know their children because they lead such busy schedules and a society where being handicapped can mean being ostracized and becoming invisible.Bobby wakes up one morning, invisible No one can see him Even though many an author could have come up with a story about Bobby causing mischief and having fun with his invisibility the whole story through, the author actually shows that invisibility is a hindrance and not a gift as many people wish to believe Yes, Bobby does have some fun with his invisibility, which is completely rationale since the character is only thirteen but the story quickly begins to center on the fact that being invisible is complicated than it seems Bobby quickly finds Alicia, a girl who had recently become blind She is the only person to which Bobby can reveal himself to because she understands what it s like to not be seen She is the version of Bobby that exists all around us and is not based on science fiction The book looks into the significance of becoming invisible through the guise of invisibility while digging deeper into the real life matter Invisibility is becoming afraid to do the things you don t think you can do any But the books shows that anything can be done if you are dedicated and committed to fighting for a place in the visible world It s a book that shows there is to be seen than what is just in front of us In style and writing the book is very honest If the character gets mad he gets mad The author does not prevent the characters from having real emotions The characters react like real people would They are not unbelievably gracious I want to write characters that are truly possible and not idealized versions of people Bobby acting petulant during the beginning of his situation is like what a real thirteen year old would do and I am glad that the author wrote the scenes to reflect real life.


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Things Not Seen summary pdf Things Not Seen, summary chapter 2 Things Not Seen, sparknotes Things Not Seen, Things Not Seen 6466f52 Bobby Phillips Is An Average Fifteen Year Old Boy Until The Morning He Wakes Up And Can T See Himself In The Mirror Not Blind, Not Dreaming Bobby Is Just Plain Invisible There Doesn T Seem To Be Any Rhyme Or Reason To Bobby S New Condition Even His Dad The Physicist Can T Figure It Out For Bobby That Means No School, No Friends, No Life He S A Missing Person Then He Meets Alicia She S Blind, And Bobby Can T Resist Talking To Her, Trusting Her But People Are Starting To Wonder Where Bobby Is Bobby Knows That His Invisibility Could Have Dangerous Consequences For His Family And That Time Is Running Out He Has To Find Out How To Be Seen Again Before It S Too Late

  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Things Not Seen
  • Andrew Clements
  • English
  • 03 October 2019
  • 9780142400760

About the Author: Andrew Clements

I was born in Camden, New Jersey in 1949 and lived in Oaklyn and Cherry Hill until the middle of sixth grade Then we moved to Springfield, Illinois My parents were avid readers and they gave that love of books and reading to me and to all my brothers and sisters I didn t think about being a writer at all back then, but I did love to read I m certain there s a link between reading good books