How can you find out what you’re really worth?
I can’t move. My brain hurts. My feet hurt. My feelings hurt. My whole life hurts. I wish my locker worked like that magic closet in that movie. I wish I could just step right inside it and keep walking into another world.
Meet Trevor. When the 7th grader finds himself in a school full or rich kids, he decides this is going to do whatever it takes to fit in. He may not have a cell phone or enough money for decent soccer cleats, but no one is better at juggling and his drawing is so good he’s called The Graffiti Guy. Xander, a star in the classroom and the soccer field doesn’t like anybody trespassing on his turf and sabotages Trevor at every opportunity. Who will believe Trevor over the school star? How can Trevor prove who he really is?
Awards and Honors
- California Young Readers Medal Nominee
- Truman Book Award (Missouri) Nominee
- My video on the how I wrote Invisible Lines
- Teaching Guide: Interdisciplinary Exploration Unit
- Book Club: Discussion Guide
- Blog posts on Invisible Lines
Trevor Around the World:
German edition (Carlsen, 2012)
I love soccer. I’ve been playing on teams since I was four and now play on a club team so when a book came along that had a soccer player as a protagonist, I was happy to dive in. Invisible Lines is a well written contemporary. So well written that it can be hard to read, emotionally. This kid has it rough. At times it seems like nothing can go right for him. And since you like Trevor, you connect with Trevor, and it’s difficult to read about his trials and pain. But ultimately Invisible Lines is a book about hope, perseverance and the beauty and strength of the human spirit.-Gregory
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