The Invisible

The Invisible

Book - 2007
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One ordinary Monday morning in May, Hilmer Eriksson walks into his high school classroom and discovers that he has become invisible. No one can see him, no one can hear him. In fact, a police detective named Harald Fors arrives at school that very morning to investigate Hilmer's disappearance. The boy has no idea what's going on, but he's frightened, and he's starting to forget things - including what happened to him a few nights earlier. Detective Fors suspects foul play, and those suspicions lead him - trailed by the ghostlike presence of Hilmer - to a group of skinheads. These unpopular, disaffected kids are very vocal about their Nazi sympathies. But how does Hilmer's life intersect with theirs? As Fors scours the village and interviews area residents for clues, he begins to piece together the puzzle of Hilmer's disappearance. Meanwhile Hilmer waits, silently, to discover what has happened to him.
In this riveting mystery set in northern Sweden, Mats Wahl deftly alternates between the policeman's and the victim's points of view, as the story of a missing-persons case shifts with a sad inevitability into a heartbreaking murder investigation.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007
Edition: 1st. ed. --
ISBN: 9780374336097
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Wahl 3558ya 1
Characteristics: 186 p
Additional Contributors: Tucker, Katarina Emilie


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Apr 23, 2011

This book is a bit confusing to read and understand. Originally, it was told from the perspective of an "invisible" teenager, but partway through it seemed to be told from the point of view of a detective. Other than the confusion, it was a pretty good book with an interesting storyline. Ending was sad though.

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