Things Series by Andrew Clements
"Things Not Seen" by Andrew Clements
THINGS NOT SEEN
The story revolves around Bobby as he deals with his 'disease', tries to get back to normal, and even befriends a blind girl. The title is apparently taken from Hebrews ,"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. The book was originally released in by Philomel Books , an imprint of Penguin Group , but was re-released in as a platinum edition by Puffin. The platinum edition includes a short interview with Andrew Clements and a redesigned cover. Robert Phillips, known by his nickname "Bobby", wakes up one day to find that he can no longer see himself. Then, to make sure he was right he looked in the mirror and could not see himself.
Look Inside. Bobby Phillips is an average fifteen-year-old-boy. Not blind, not dreaming-Bobby is just plain invisible. For Bobby that means no school, no friends, no life. Then he meets Alicia. But people are starting to wonder where Bobby is.
Things Not Seen is a novel written by bestselling author Andrew Clements. Things Not Seen is about a year-old boy, Bobby Phillips. One night, Bobby goes to bed snuggling under his electric blanket in his Chicago home. He wakes up the next morning as an invisible person. Bobby tells his parents that he is invisible right away. His mom, a literature professor and his dad, a physicist, both try to figure out how this could have happened to their son, but have no clue where to start searching for the solution to what seems like an impossible problem.
Things Not Seen Summary & Study Guide Description
The earnest and likable year-old narrator is the principal thing not seen in Clements's Frindle ; The Jacket fast-paced novel, set in Chicago. As the book opens, the boy discovers that he has turned invisible overnight. Bobby breaks the news to his parents who, afraid of being hounded by the media, instruct him to share his dilemma with no one.
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Throwing off his electric blanket, fifteen-year-old Bobby stumbles to the bathroom to shower. When he wipes the fog off the mirror to comb his hair he notices something is missing which is him. Bobby quickly finds out that the reality of being invisible is quite different from what is portrayed in movies and books. Only his mother and father can know and that means not school, not friends, no one. Not only is Bobby invisible, but he also is alone. His mother and father approach his new condition as they approach everything else in life.