Friday, February 10, 2012

Invisible by Jeanne Bannon - Ever After PR Tour Stop

Lola’s not pretty. Lola’s not popular. Lola wishes she could disappear … and then one day she does just that... For seventeen-year-old Lola Savullo, life is a struggle. Born to funky parents who are more in than she could ever be, Lola’s dream of becoming a writer makes her an outsider even in her own home. Bullied and despised, Lola still has the support of her best pal Charlie and Grandma Rose. Not only is she freakishly tall, Lola’s a big girl and when forced to wear a bathing suit at her summer job as a camp counselor, Lola’s only escape from deep embarrassment seems to be to literally vanish. Soon after, she discovers the roots of her new “ability”. Slowly, with Charlie’s help, Lola learns to control the new super power. The possibilities are endless. Yet power can be abused, too… Then, when tragedy strikes, Lola must summon her inner strength, both at home and at school. She has to stand up for herself, despite the temptations and possibilities of her newfound super power. A coming-of-age story that will warm the heart. From Amazon


Here is a brief excerpt for Invisible by Jeanne Bannon:


Charlie pauses and taps her pursed lips. The wheels are turning. "Stand up," she says and I do. "Okay, think about what happened to you today. Bring back those feelings of anger and embarrassment. How did it feel when Nino called you a pig? Or was it a hippo?" 
Unexpected tears well in my eyes and I feel my cheeks redden with her words. Right now I just want the feelings to go away, not re-live them. I begin to protest but Charlie waves me quiet. 
"I think it has something to do with your mental state, either anger or embarrassment or both," she says, pacing around me in a tiny orbit; the wheels still turning. 
Maybe Charlie's looking for proof. She doesn't really believe me and won't until she sees it for herself. So, resigned, I close my eyes and sink back into the trauma of the day. The taunts, the vulgar names, echo through my head, as real and hurtful as the moment they were so callously hurled at me, making me want to shrink into a compact ball of nothingness. I feel the blow to the back of my head and my heart jackhammers against my rib cage. I see Jon and that's the worst of it, because I know he sees me too. He's witnessing my nothingness, my worthlessness, my shame. 
"Oh my God!" Charlie shouts. 
My eyes snap open. "What?" 
"You...you...you flickered," she exclaims, a hand over her open mouth.


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4 comments:

  1. Wow! I want to know more about this book. Sounds really great. Good Job!

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  2. Sounds like a awesome book ! Ill have to check it out !

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    thanks

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