An invisible girl is a priceless weapon. Fiona’s own father has been forcing her to do his dirty work for years—everything from spying on people to stealing cars to breaking into bank vaults.After sixteen years, Fiona’s had enough. She and her mother flee to a small town, and for the first time in her life, Fiona feels like a normal life is within reach. But Fiona’s father isn’t giving up that easily.
Of course, he should know better than anyone: never underestimate an invisible girl.
It seems like a lot more young adult books lately have involved super powers, or versions of them. I think that it's a really cool idea and it made me even more eager to read Transparent.
Transparent is about an invisible girl on the run from her father. In the story, a lot of people have genetic mutations, although the stronger ones, like Fiona’s, tend to scare people. Fiona’s on the run from her dad, a very powerful person who has taught his daughter about stealing and doing all the dirty work for him.
I think the storyline was very unique. I can’t imagine what being invisible would be like. Anyways, I was pretty shocked with the level of normalcy people seemed to accept it with. In the world, genetic mutations were a pretty common occurrence. Fiona was a great lead, although at times, I felt she was being so stubborn, especially about what her real worth was. Initially, she was pretty distrusting of making friends. She had lost her trust in people over the entire time.
That being said, when she finally opened up, all her friends were so awesome. Seth, her math tutor, and her constantly argued, but he still always had Fiona’s back. Fiona also had a very complicated family. Her mom hadn’t been the best parent, especially being under her father’s charm and her oldest brother was terrible to her. Her other brother, Miles, was amazing, though! He was so funny, and an all around awesome character.
As Fiona’s dad is constantly hunting her and her mom down, there was some action and suspense. I loved how the plot still focused on Fiona finding her voice and becoming her own person. Their was a twist at the end, which definitely threw me for a loop.
Transparent is both a great debut and standalone. I’d highly recommend it, and it’s one of the more unique books I’ve read it lately. I’d give it 4 out of 5 flowers :)