Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Blog Tour: The Invisibles by Cecilia Galante

Author: Cecilia Galante
Publisher: William Morrow
Date of publication: August 2015

We’ll choose to remain invisible. To everyone except each other . . . ”
Brought together by chance as teenagers at Turning Winds, a home for girls, Nora, Ozzie, Monica, and Grace quickly bond over their troubled pasts and form their own family, which they dub The Invisibles. With a fierce loyalty to each other, the girls feel that they can overcome any obstacle thrown their way. Though the walls they’ve built around themselves to keep out the rest of the world are thick, they discover one night, when tragedy strikes, that there are cracks in their tight-knit circle.

While Ozzie, Monica, and Grace leave after graduation to forge a fresh start, Nora decides to stay behind in Willow Grove. Now, fifteen years later, she’s content living a quiet, single life working in the local library and collecting “first lines”—her favorite opening lines from novels. But when Ozzie calls out of the blue to let her know Grace has attempted suicide and is desperate for them to reconvene, Nora is torn between elation at seeing the women who were once her most cherished, trusted friends and anxiety over the unresolved conflicts that will most certainly surface.

As the women gather and reminisce, the truth about their lives comes to light. And when The Invisibles decide to take the road trip they always dreamed of, they will be forced to reveal their deepest secrets and confront the night that changed them forever.

Sometimes when I read a book like The Invisibles, I end up feeling emotionally drained.  I wasn't expecting this book to take me on such an emotional roller coaster, but it did.  It's about four friends who became woman together in a girls' home.  They relied on each other in every way that mattered.  After graduation, they went their separate ways and lost touch.  When one of the four women attempts suicide, her husband contacts the other three to come help her.

As I said, this book is pretty intense.  Each of the women have turned into adults shaped by their experiences as children.  Each of them harbors a secret  that is slowly chipping away at their life.  All of their secrets were surprising, but Nora's was the most heartbreaking.  I was choked up as I read the truth behind what happened that last night at the home.  The ending was left a little messy, but I was OK with it. It was like real life. Not everything always gets wrapped up in a neat little bow. The week that the women spent together was just each one needed to find the strength to end up doing the right thing for themselves.  The reader has to have faith that they will follow through.

This is a wonderful, messy, and emotional book about friendship and secrets.  I definitely recommend this one.  I hope you are touched by it as much as I was.

About Cecilia Galante

Cecilia Galante is the author of three young adult novels, three middle-grade books, and a children’s chapter-book series. She is the recipient of many awards, including a NAIBA Book of the Year and an Oprah’s Teen Read Selection for her first novel, The Patron Saint of Butterflies. Her books have been translated into Japanese, Turkish, and Polish.

Find out more about Cecilia at her website, and connect with her on Facebook andTwitter.

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Ceclia’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, August 4th: Many Hats
Wednesday, August 5th: BookNAround
Thursday, August 6th: Fuelled by Fiction
Friday, August 7th: Kritters Ramblings
Monday, August 10th: Kahakai Kitchen
Wednesday, August 12th: A Chick Who Reads
Thursday, August 13th: Raven Haired Girl
Monday, August 17th: Thoughts on This ‘n That
Tuesday, August 18th: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, August 19th: The Well-Read Redhead

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'm so pleased that you loved this book! Thanks for being a part of the tour.