Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figure out a way to break the curse. But things don’t go as planned, especially when Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking his anger out on everyone he sees. In the end, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of a sacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible — because the answer could mean the difference between life and death. At least for Elizabeth.
I have a couple of David Levithan books, but I haven’t read any of them until this one. I have over 1500 books because Sadness is a hoarder. Anyway, I decided to read this one, and I liked it a lot. Stephen is invisible and has been his entire life, due to a curse placed on his mother. Not even his mom ever got to see him. His dad left, but still funds his son, after his mom died a couple of years ago. Stephen lives in an apartment building in New York, and when a new neighbor moves in, he is shocked to find out she can see him. At first he thinks the curse is broken, perhaps he aged out or something, but it turns out that no, only she can see him. I loved Elizabeth and her brother. Laurie, her brother, was probably my favorite character in fact. Of course the only girl who can see the invisible boy has a relationship with him. He would obviously love her, but she loves him too. I loved the curse aspect, especially the bit about Elizabeth’s graphic novels. I liked the story.