Parents' Guide to

Things Not Seen

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Invisibility isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 7+

Things not seen is a perfect book.

it's a very good book about a kid that turns invisible one night and he finds a friend called alicia , they figure out the problem together and alicia is blind. It's a very nice book for everyone older than five.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 12+


Amazing book, read it three times now, at 10, 12, and now 17. The ending still makes me sad. Fanominal book, reccomend it to anyone and everyone.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (54 ):

Fans who have graduated from Andrew Clements' earlier books will find he hasn't lost his talent for a gripping story. And lest anyone accuse him of falling into a rut with his middle-grade school stories, Clements (author of Frindle, among others) has written a YA novel with a science-fiction twist that has little to do with school. Clements pursues his premise logically. What would the real-life consequences be in this unreal situation?

Unlike other invisibility stories, Bobby neither enjoys his predicament, nor does he use it for any questionable purposes. He just wants his life, such as it was, back. This doesn't have the joyous, grinning-all-the-way-through, everything-happens-as-it-should feeling of his middle-grade books, but it's engaging and offers a satisfying ending.

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