Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Invisible Lines

It’s book group week! Not only am I going to the YA book discussion group meeting tomorrow night, but I’m also attending another youth book discussion group meeting on Friday. YAY! Can you tell that I’m excited?

I finished reading one of the books for Friday’s meeting: Invisible Lines by Mary Amato. I have a stack of books to choose from for my next read, but haven’t actually grabbed one from the pile yet. I think I have Boston Jane in my van, so that will more than likely be my lunchtime reading today.

Invisible Lines by Mary Amato

Trevor lives with his mom and his younger siblings in a run down tenement building. Because of the school lines, he attends a middle school with many wealthy students. He struggles to be true to himself and to not cross the invisible lines found throughout his life as well as dealing with the consequences when one classmate decides Trevor doesn’t belong in their crowd.

A wonderful mix of art, science, soccer, family and life in general, Amato has written a heartwarming tale. She doesn’t shy away from the heavy topics, but instead expertly weaves them into the story, without bringing the overall tone of the novel down.

1 comment:

Mary Amato said...

Thanks for your comments on Invisible Lines. Readers might be interested in seeing a 3-minute video I made about the process of writing called: Writing Invisible Lines.