Something Invisible by Siobhan Parkinson

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Eleven-year-old Jake likes thinking, encyclopedias, and football. And fish. Although he's not so sure about everything else--especially girls, or little sisters, or stepdads. But an unlikely friendship with eccentric Stella Daly helps him figure out some of it. That is until a tragedy changes everything, even the way he thinks about himself. Something Invisible is a warm and quirky, sharply observed story of family, friendship, loyalty and loss.

About Siobhan Parkinson

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SiobhA n Parkinson is the author of ten previous novels, including Sisters...No Way!, winner of the Bisto Book of the Year Award, Ireland's prestigious award for children's literature. She lives in Dublin with her husband and son.
Published January 5, 2006 by PUFFIN (PENG). 192 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After his baby sister Daisy arrives he feigns indifference, especially when his mother and stepfather seem completely besotted with their little “miracle.” Then Jake meets Stella, an eccentric girl in pink ballet slippers obsessed with collecting beautiful words, and Mrs. Kennedy, Stella’s percep...

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His dad arranges a trip to England, to see Manchester United play at Old Trafford, and Jake realises finally that his stepfather is his real father in every way that means something.

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When Jake arrives home, his mother uncannily also suggests Daisy as a name for the infant, and soon thereafter Jake comes home to find Stella (who's come to meet Daisy) chatting with his mother.

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