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 hear
Pre-Read: I am curious. I mean who wouldn’t be super power seventeen year old with self esteem issues
While Reading: Love grandma rose (1/31/13)
Some time I wish I could just slap people in books I swear (2/1/13)
Summery: Lola is a girl with image issues that wishes that sometimes she was just invisible and one day her wish comes true. Soon she learns that she can control her power and she isn’t the first one to have this power. She soon faces the choice on how she can use the powers. Will she use them for good or evil??
The reason I loved this story is because it reminded me of how I felt in high school. You know everybody has their identity issues. Looking to find themselves. Like lola I always thought I was fat or wasn’t pretty enough. Sometimes that just isn’t fun. I’m sure everyone has had times were they just wanted to be invisible. This is a wonderful story about a girl who learns to love herself for who and what she is no matter what anyone else says or thinks. I think it’s impowering for girls who feel like life is just a big ol’ pile of poo. I recommend you get your hands on a copy of this book if you can it is worth reading.
Rating: I give it a 5 out of 5.
Published:September 7, 2011
Genre:YA; Coming of age
Age Group:14 and up.