Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #113

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

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  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
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  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

How To Be Invisible
by Tim Lott

Goodreads synopsis:
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.

This is another of the books I noticed while I was on holiday, but decided to add to my wishlist, rather than picking it up there and then. Whenever someone asked me as a kid what superpower I would want, if I could have one, my answer was often that I would love to be able to turn invisible at will. It's not the only superpower I'd consider, but it's definitely a good one! And in this book, it's the protagonist's reality - he finds a book that teaches him how to become invisible!
On top of this really cool idea, it sounds like a heart-warming and insightful story, and I can't wait to give it a go!

What's on your wishlist this week? Let us know in the comments below, or link to your own Wishlist Wednesday post in the Linky :) 


Ula (Blog of Erised) said...

I love the cover, looks great! I hope you get it soon!


Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

Awesome cover though I have seen something similar before :-).

Laura @ Laura in Bookland said...

It's slightly different but that's the same cover as The Forsaken.. I hate it when they do that. Book sounds interesting though.

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