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New York : Philomel Books, c2013.
358 p. ; 24 cm.
"To break his curse of invisibility, a boy is helped by a girl, who is the only one who can see him"-- Provided by publisher.
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  Library Journal Review

Cremer (Nightshade) and Levithan (Every Day) here team up to write a gripping tale that will appeal to fantasy and realistic-fiction fans alike. Chapters alternate between Stephen, a boy who was cursed before birth to be invisible, and Elizabeth, the assertive and guarded new neighbor in Stephen's New York City apartment building. A hallway encounter reveals that Stephen is invisible to everyone in the world-except Elizabeth. Romance and adventure ensue as the two desperately try to find a way to break the curse of Stephen's invisibility. Fans of the back-and-forth style of Will Grayson, Will Grayson, which Levithan cowrote with John Green, will appreciate the alternating viewpoints of Stephen and Elizabeth and the real teen issues addressed, such as bullying and homosexuality. The authors' exploration of the gamut of confusing adolescent emotions will draw in lovers of realistic teen fiction. Elizabeth's attitude and quick wit and Stephen's meek, laid-back personality are successfully portrayed by narrators Mandy Siegfried and MacLeod Andrews, respectively. VERDICT Recommended for school and public libraries.-Elizabeth Hoff, Bulverde/Spring Branch Lib., Bulverde, TX (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

  Publishers Weekly Review

Levithan (Every Day) and Cremer (the Nightshade series) again prove themselves masters of their craft in a story that alternates between Elizabeth and Stephen, two 16-year-olds in New York City, caught up in a family curse that unites and threatens them. Stephen is invisible; not even his parents have ever seen him. His father left years ago, and after his mother dies of an aneurysm, Stephen is left alone and isolated in his Manhattan apartment. One year later, a girl named Elizabeth moves into the building-having fled Minnesota after her younger brother was badly beaten for being gay-and sees Stephen. The inventive, enrapturing story that follows involves spellseekers and a curse-casting grandfather, but Stephen's and Elizabeth's journey is largely about redemption, self-acceptance, and love. The authors hit all the right notes, from the wry humor of Elizabeth's brother to the protectiveness Elizabeth and Stephen feel for each other. Cremer and Levithan make Stephen's invisibility something every reader can relate to, and therein lies the magic. Ages 12-up. Agent: (for Cremer) Richard Pine and Charlie Olsen, Inkwell Management; (for Levithan) Bill Clegg, William Morris Endeavor. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
A magical romance between a boy cursed with invisibility and the one girl who can see him, by New York Times bestselling authors Andrea Cremer and David Levithan. Stephen is used to invisibility. He was born that way. Invisible. Cursed. Elizabeth sometimes wishes for invisibility. When you're invisible, no one can hurt you. So when her mother decides to move the family to New York City, Elizabeth is thrilled. It's easy to blend in there. Then Stephen and Elizabeth meet. To Stephen's amazement, she can see him. And to Elizabeth's amazement, she wants him to be able to see her--all of her. But as the two become closer, an invisible world gets in their way--a world of grudges and misfortunes, spells and curses. And once they're thrust into this world, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how deep they're going to go--because the answer could mean the difference between love and death. From the critically acclaimed and bestselling authors Andrea Cremer, who wrote the Nigthshade series, and David Levithan, who wrote  Every Day  and co-wrote  Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist  with Rachel Cohen and Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green, as well as many other novels, comes a remarkable story about the unseen elements of attraction, the mortal risks of making yourself known, and the invisible desires that live within us all. .
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