Invisible [Pete Hautman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. You could say that my railroad, the Madham Line, is almost the most important. The strength of Hautman’s (Godless) painfully sad novel is the wisecracking but clearly unreliable voice of its narrator, year-old Douglas. Invisible / Pete Hautman. Doug and Andy are unlikely best friends–one a loner obsessed by his model trains, the other a popular student involved in football and .

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I’m slapping myself that I didn’t read his work sooner. What happened at the end of the book Invisible? The central twist is extremely obvious, if readers aren’t seeing the bi Invisible is a classic in my opinion.

Dougie appears to be unaware he has some form of mental illness potentially PTSDautismschizophreniapyromaniaalthough what type of mental illness he struggles with is never discussed.

Then I say, “But you can call me General. Feb 01, Prigos rated it liked it. The main character in this story is a social outcast and while he does have troubles beyond the normal realm of a regular teen, I think a good portion of this story is illuminating the life of the invisible kid in school. Doug’s only refuge is building elaborate model trains in his basement and hanging out with his best friend, Andy Morrow.

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Doug asserts himself when he says that he and Andy are like this — crosses fingers Dougie claims he is not a troubled youth, but others seem to see him as such, and he engages in troublesome activities: As Dougies outburst become more frequent and pressing his parents worry and question what to do with him.


The author says most of his books take several years to write, but when he got the idea for InvisibleI wrote the first draft in five weeks.

Andy is nothing like Doug: This is a beautiful and somewhat frightening story about friendship that can’t be described with words. May 10, Rae rated it liked it Shelves: I thought the ending was so sad. This story follows Doug who possessivly claims Andy as his best friend, which immediately threw red flags up for me that something is up with him.

Who knows if Andy’s ghost really did co This was the first book ever to make me cry.

I’m not quite sure what to make of it, even a few days after I’ve read it. Although, if you view it as an exercise in perspective and sympathizing with a character, it is a fantastic and intruiging experience. I have my suspicions, but I don’t know and probably will never know.


Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher. To view it, click here. Personally I was wondering if there were connections to Dougies outbursts,behaviors and the way people glared at him and treated him.

I have scraped the heads off boxes of stick matches. Books by Pete Hautman. When i was reading it, I couldn’t put it down. My father’s name is Henry Clay Hanson. And in this one scene she’s really mad and she spins around fast and the bottom of her skirt gets caught on a nail sticking out of this table leg and it comes right off.

The collision of Hautman’s curiosity about personal power and a wrong turn in a shopping mall resulted in the creation of a key hautmam of Invisible Doug’s intricate, time-consuming model railroad, made from thousands of wooden matchsticks.


It has good suspicion to it. There are matches in invisiblr box.

Douglas MacArthur Hanson is 17 and obsessed with model trains. I just finished Invisible. I love how real his characters are and how they give you a chance to look at things from perspectives you couldn’t consider. But what’s excellent about it is that, once you figure out what’s happening, knowledge of the mystery only amplifies the poignancy and urgency of the haurman.

Overall I feel that the basis and the overall purpose or theme of the book is good, but the actual story could have been better. I really liked invisible because it had a very funny main character. Dougie is very shy and awkward but Andy is popular.

Despite their differences, Doug and Andy talk about everything — except what happened at the Tuttle place a few years back. Dougie is clearly a disturbed individual, but Hautman peppers him with cloying asides and “quirks” that come of Five years ago I read Hautman’s Mr. Lots of people think Doug Hanson is a freak — he gets beat up after school and the girl of his dreams calls him a worm.

Next to Andy Morrow, my best friend. I didn’t miss a line. I cried over this book- and I haven’t cried over a book in a while.