The strength of Hautman’s (Godless) painfully sad novel is the wisecracking but clearly unreliable voice of its narrator, year-old Douglas. Invisible [Pete Hautman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. You could say that my railroad, the Madham Line, is almost the most important. Invisible / Pete Hautman. Doug and Andy are unlikely best friends–one a loner obsessed by his model trains, the other a popular student involved in football and .

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Open Preview See a Problem? Seventeen year old, Doug Hanson is a loner obsessed with model trains, I am currently looking for quality young adult novels on the subject s of teen bullying, teen depression, and teen suicide. Doug’s only refuge is building elaborate model trains You could say that my railroad, the Madham Line, is almost the most important thing in my life.

He hangs out with his best friend Andy Morrow the most popular guy in school and a football star and they share everything they know. But if you asked Andy who was his best friend, he would say, “Dougie Hanson, of course.

You could say that my railroad, the Madham Line, is almost the most important thing in my life. Published November 28th by Simon Pulse first published June 1st Read it if you want, but “Godless” was times better. This book was a good book because I liked how I felt like I was involved. Create your website today.

My grandfather left me his HO scale model railroad when he passed on. His voice seems too immature for 17 – though that may be intentional, as a consequence of his problem. The book keeps you guessing and that was what was interesting.

Invisible (Hautman novel)

Im not too sure very many girls would like it but I would recommend it to all of my friends. Andy, being what he was, I understand not changing, but I would have liked to see more development in the rest of the characters.

I love how real his characters are and how they give you a chance to look at things from perspectives you couldn’t consider. If you’re trying to recommend a book to someone who isn’t much of a book reading kind of person: The day before he leaves Doug works hard to finish Madham so that he can watch the train pass over it because he knows that once he is shipped off to the school taking crazy medicines he will not have another chance to finish it.


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Then I say, “But you can call me General. It’s really guessing in my opinion, but whatevers! It’s a brilliant story. This isn’t Hautman’s most celebrated work, yet I was was engaged from start to finish, Given how much I enjoyed watching Doug develop as a character, I am certain this will not be the last Hautman novel I read.

It got all spiky and shtuff. A student of mine recommended it to me. Everyone on my father’s side is named after some famous person we are supposedly related to. I might spoil it right here. I think its a good level bby teen girls and boys who like realistic fiction. prte

Lists with This Book. Douglas Hautnan Hanson is 17 and obsessed with model trains. Haitman, as the story progresses it becomes evident that Andy and Dougie’s friendship is not what it seems to be at first. The question the story poses for me is whether Doug is disturbed, hautmann if so, why?

When I look at the very last one for too long Invisibel feel queasy and my eyes go funny. Basically he introduces the reader to how he is a loner and likes it that way.

I don’t blame Doug in the end for what he did to himself, but I wish that he would’ve been the better person and just let go of the past. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher. And how as he’s laying in the burn victims section at the hospital Andy comes there and he has a conversation with him, which I thought the conversation was sad but I can’t remember it. It is a rather unique experience to see the world through the eyes of a crazy person; it really forces the reader to consider perspective when reading.


Since my grandfather’s name was George Washington Hanson, I guess I’m related to the father of our country too. When Doug visits the school his parents want him to go invisibl it is slowly hinted that it may be nivisible school for crazy people who take deep medications and have meltdowns.

Hautman, Pete, Published: Hautman once again proves his keen ability for characterization and for building suspense. He has young boys fall off the edge of the bridge so that they die and then has the train lite on fire and has the whole masterpiece go up in flames.

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Athletic and popular, Andy is very different from socially inept Dougie, yet the two find things to talk about. The vivid tale of seventeen year old Doug Hanson who trusts only two things: Doug’s only refuge is creating an elaborate bridge for the model railroad in his basement and hanging out with his best friend, Andy Morrow, a popular football star who could date any girl in hautkan. The central twist is extremely obvious, if readers aren’t seeing the big picture by the tenth chapter they need to re-read more carefully.

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Doug is best friends with the popular kid, Andy, though he is far from popular himself. It wouldn’t matter if I had a nose like a pig and smelled of Limburger cheese.

I’m still speechless about how it all ended. Dougie is as mathematically gifted and socially inept as the autistic narrator of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Timebut he also has a sophisticated wit.