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  • Title: The Visibles
  • Author: Sara Shepard
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  • Page: 261
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  • The only piece of information that Summer Davis takes away from her years at Peninsula Upper School one of the finest in the Brooklyn Heights to Park Slope radius, to quote the promotional materials is the concept that DNA defines who we are and forever ties us to our relatives A loner by circumstance, a social outcast by nature, and a witty and warm narrator of herThe only piece of information that Summer Davis takes away from her years at Peninsula Upper School one of the finest in the Brooklyn Heights to Park Slope radius, to quote the promotional materials is the concept that DNA defines who we are and forever ties us to our relatives A loner by circumstance, a social outcast by nature, and a witty and warm narrator of her own unimaginable chaos by happenstance, Summer hangs on to her interest in genetics like a life raft, in an adolescence marked by absence her beautiful, aloof mother abandons the family without a trace her father descends into mental illness, haunted by a lifelong burning secret and abetted by a series of letters that he writes to make sense of his feelings her best friend Claire drifts out of Summer s life in a breeze of indifference, feigned on both sides and her older brother fluctuates between irrational fury and unpredictable tenderness in an inaccessible world of his making Uncertain of her path and unbalanced by conflicting impulses toward hope and escape, Summer stays close to her father while attending college, taking him to electro shock therapy treatments and trying to make sense of his inscrutable past Upon his departure for a new and possibly recovered life, Summer begins to question the role of genetics and whether she is destined to live out her family s legacy of despair But it is only when Summer decides to leave New York herself and put off a promising science career to take care of her great aunt Stella bedrock of the family and bastion of folksy wisdom, irreverent insight, and Sinatra memorabilia in a less than scenic part of the Pennsylvanian countryside that Summer begins to learn that her biography doesn t have to define herd that her future, like her DNA, belongs to her alone In a novel consumed by the uncertainties of science, the flaws of our parents, and enough loss and longing to line a highway, Sara Shepard is a penetrating chronicler of the adolescence we all carry into adulthood how what happens to you as a kid never leaves you, how the fallibility of your parents can make you stronger, and how being right isn t as important as being wise From the backwoods of Pennsylvania to the brownstones of Brooklyn Heights, The Visibles investigates the secrets of the past, and the hidden corners of our own hearts, to find out whether real happiness is a gift or a choice.
    Sara Shepard
    Sara Shepard graduated from NYU and has an MFA from Brooklyn College She has lived in New York City, Brooklyn, Tucson, Arizona, Philadelphia, and now lives in Pittsburgh, PA Sara s Pretty Little Liars novels were inspired by her upbringing in Philadelphia s Main Line.


    Commentaires:

    hayden
    After much consideration, I've decided Sara Shepard should stick to what she knows best, which is young adult fiction.This is how I felt during the whole thing:The Visibles, her first effort in the adult fiction world, starts off shakily with a confusing-as-F preface/prologue/introduction that doesn't seem to add anything to the story. The first few chapters delve into Summer's life and provide unneccessary backstory. The Visibles is one of those adult novels I cower away from, the ones where ev [...]

    Mindy
    I read an Advanced Copy of The Visibles and absolutely loved it!The author has the ability to combine humor, wisdom and sadness in a refreshing and straightforward voice. I could not put the book down, and after finishing, read it again just to see what I might have missed!I'm looking forward to all future books by this author. I'm sure she'll become one of my favorites!

    Alex
    The snow globe incident. The snow globe incident. THE SNOW GLOBE INCIDENT. This book should have been called The Visibles: THE SNOW GLOBE INCIDENT OMFG for how often the snow globe incident was mentioned. SPOILER ALERT: SOMETHING HAPPENS WITH A SNOW GLOBE. And when you find out it will not be as monumental as the author hoped!We meet Summer Davis, our heroine or something, because I'm not sure she is heroic, but Summer Davis is our narrator at any rate. That rate is soul crushingly slow and wort [...]

    rachel • typed truths
    DNF 26%I know, I promised I wouldn't DNF any more book this year but I honestly cannot read another word of this. I would maybe pick it up at a later date, to try and finish it, but its a library book that's due back soon and I honestly just cannot be bothered. The writing is nonsensical for one matter. I can barely follow what is happening. It switches from present day events to flashbacks / memory-like scenes with no pause. You have no idea what point of timeline you currently reading about. A [...]

    Darla
    Thought provoking, sad, complex. I liked that she didn't settle for an easy resolution although I wanted to scream at some of choices that Summer made. The mystery behind her father's mental breakdown and the way it is developed in the story adds another layer of intrigue.

    Haley Johnson
    As much as I LOVE Sara Shepard and her books, I couldn't get into this one. The beginning was so confusing and I was so lost. I can relate to Sumner and appreciated what she did for and had to go through with her father and Stella.

    Jennifer
    I had higher hopes because I loved the PLL books so much but I should have just re-read them instead. Summer is such an annoying character, the book is all over the place without any resolution for anyone except the dad her writing is still really good but the plot. ugh.

    Diane
    Sara Shepard’s novel The Visibles: A Novel is the type of story I generally love. It is a bit of a coming of age novel about a girl from a dysfunctional family. The novel is about a young girl named Summer Davis whose mother has abandoned the family. If that isn’t tough enough for a young girl, there is also Summer’s father who suffers from mental illness and an older brother seemingly in denial of it all. The theme of family, loss, and how family background and situations affects each of [...]

    Anke
    Hm.I got this book at a book swap event where there was very little choice, so I gave Sara Shepard another chance even though I pretty much detested "Pretty Little Liars" in all its commercial, formulaic, glory.Now I was in bed, recovering from a cold, and it seemed a good moment to start it. And then I read it in one go - so it seems rather well-written because I found it hard to put down. And yet there is something about it that left me dissatisfied and grumpy.Reading it was oddly upsetting - [...]

    Sibyl
    The Visibles is not a page turner and my life is complicated at the moment. I really needed to be reading a page turner. But I could not keep the narrating character, Summer, out of my thoughts. Summer's mother never is brought into the novel with a physical presence, but she is a force with which Summer has to reckon. What her issues were that led her to abandon her family and disappear are not explained. Summer is left to hold her father and brother together as a family while trying to find he [...]

    Sierra W.
    I absolutely love Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game series by Sarah Shepard so I decided to give The Visibles a try. As much as I wanted to like the book, I could not get into it. Summer (the main character) was boring and the book was choppy. I didn't feel any real emotion towards any of the characters. I have a bad habit of wanting to finish bad books because I have already started them and this one was no exception. I had to struggle to finish it and I was relived when I realized that I [...]

    Ken Kugler
    I was truly disappointed with this book. Have you ever read a book that kept feeling like it was going to take off and never did? That is what happened with this one. I kept reading until about page 150 pages. I then decided I would stop and not continue. I skipped to the end to see if anything changed and nothing did. Oh well, they cannot all be good books

    Kaity
    This was really slow for me. It never had a huge climax in the middle. The characters could have been better developed since I felt like they were pretty two dimensional.

    Nina
    a little depressing but the feelings are all real and credible

    Luke
    I don't know why, but I didn't like All the Things We Didn't Say.

    Susanne
    I have to admit that I found this book truly disturbing and depressing. Despite saying this I couldn't put this book down - it was truly captivating.

    Kelly
    i didn't finish this was horrible!

    Bev Taylor
    also known as the visibles all families have secrets but this is one that could destroy everything a tragic car crash after a perty and a girl is killed fast forward and meet summer who's father works in medical science and a mother who has left home - although she is not advised that at the time she is convinced that our genes define who we r and as her story unfolds it becomes clear how families and friends can shape u and how being right is not as important as being wise. also u may think kee [...]

    Abby
    Different and TouchingThis novel is very different from Sara Shepard's other novels (I have read every single one!). It is more realistic and more deeply emotional. It is a wonderful read I would recommend for adults. Sara Shepard never disappoints. Let's be real! The character depth of this novel is good. I enjoyed how real they are. There is also the underlying mystery that seems to weave through all of her novels. It adds so much to this book! You do have to pay close attention to the shifts [...]

    Katlyn Webb
    Even though this is by far her most boring book and I didn't know if I could make it through it, I found this her deepest, most compelling novel. I did not know she was capable of writing a novel like this that touched on many personal and family issues and more. She is one of my favorite authors and this book made me respect her even more.

    Karen Kirkham
    So wanted to enjoy this book as a fan of pretty little liars , tried my hardest but couldn't get into it and gave up reading book after chapter 3.

    Donna
    Yaaaaawn!!! Slow holiday read. Not much else to say really.

    shreya
    DNF at 25%

    Carla
    I had a hard time reading this book because it was so depressing. But I stopped and then continued later and I guess the second half was the more uplifting part (or after reading Everything I Never Told You, this just didn't seem so depressing anymore!) Well written with realistic characters. I would never have expected something this deep and well written from the author of Pretty Little Liars. From Booklist:Summer Davis, a withdrawn, sensitive adolescent, is devastated when her mother suddenly [...]

    Marnie Kaplan
    I have always been able to pick up a book, read the first few pages, and know if I will enjoy the book. I read the first few pages of the Visibles and was enthralled. I considered buying it immediately, but was in a hurry to jump on a bus to NYC. Luckily, I recently got it from the library.The book is complicated. It isn't a happy story per say, although I suppose the characters end up better off than they started. But it is a book that tackles a lot of unhappy topics: depression, abandonment, f [...]

    Sarah - Six Blue Marbles
    I remember when this book came out and I wanted to read it so badly because it sounded like a book with an in-depth story that I had never read before. I mean, look at that synopsis, it’s huge!Of course I didn’t get it right away. For some reason when I find a book I really want to read it usually takes me a few years to actually find it. Luckily it was in my library catalogue (I should probably check there before the bookstores) and after many years finally read it.Well, I wasn’t complete [...]

    Cyndy Aleo
    Young adult novelist Sara Shepard made the jump to adult fiction with her novel The Visibles, a story about a girl named Summer Davis whose life is overtaken by her father's mental illness.::: The Story :::When The Visibles opens, Summer is a teenager. Her mother abandons the family, which includes Summer, her father, and her older brother, and leaves all her belongings in the apartment. Not long after Summer's mother's disappearance--which both Summer and her father explain as an extended trip [...]

    Lindsay Heller
    At times this was the weirdest book, at other times it was great, but afterwards I found it rather forgettable. I read this on vacation and sped through it quickly. But, being on vacation and all, I didn't review it right away and when it came time to do so I found it a bit difficult to recall what this story was about. Summer Davis is growing up in Brooklyn when her mother up and leaves her family and mentally ill husband. From there the story moves through time, skipping years and changing loc [...]

    Anais
    I read this book around 3 years ago and the story has still stuck with me.I was a fan of Shepard's PLL series (which I read before it rose to fame by the tv series) so when I heard she had something different coming out I rushed at the chance.What I got was a book that ended up helping me in ways I didn't even realize I needed. To add to the summary blurb at the top Summer has to endure the heartache that is a family falling apart, all on her own. Her other family members are never really presen [...]

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