Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson

Invisible Emmie

This is the story of two totally different girls—quiet, shy, artistic Emmie and popular, outgoing, athletic Katie—and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands.

Details Invisible Emmie

TitleInvisible Emmie
Release DateMay 2nd, 2017
PublisherBalzer + Bray
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Childrens, Middle Grade, Realistic Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult

Reviews Invisible Emmie

  • Eve
    A graphic novel after my own heart! Where were these books when I was in middle school, hiding out in the library during lunch? It reminded me so much of the movie Sixteen Candles, which had such a special place in my heart when I discovered it at the age of thirteen. Emmie is such a dear character. She takes solace in being the invisible girl in school. Inside though, she's teeming with observations and artistry, and secretly longs to be like th...
  • emma
    there's a lot of weird stuff going on in this book. like, a lot of body shaming? b/c you're never too young to learn that your societal worth is based on the weight of your flesh prison. also there's this weird thing in the prologue where someone's made fun of for "ha[ving] some kind of disability." which is so next-level f*cked up that it's impossible to make excuses for.also, not a lot of general acceptance for a middle school book. this book i...
  • Joie
    This was adorable! I wish I had this book when I was in middle school. (I also loved that Emmie loved the library and felt safe and comfortable there! Woo!) I can't wait to pass this along to my 7th graders this year!
  • Dov Zeller
    Emmie is a quiet kid. She goes through her days at school doing her best to avoid attention. She has one close friend who goes to the same school, and when they're not together, she's pretty much drawing a lot and trying to blend in with the scenery. And then something happens that brings her quite a bit of unwanted attention. And she's forced to go through a very rough day at school and face some of her fears.I suppose she learns that kids in mi...
  • Davianna
    Didn't see the end coming but I've never been able to lol. I feel like this book is more accurate to us shy folks and maybe those of us with a little (a lot) bit of social anxiety. I remember elementary school (before homeschool) was a hard time for me and I'd read to avoid talking to people, of course all the teachers loved me because I was quiet too. I wish I had this book when I was in school, I finished this in public of all places and nearly...
  • Ari
    Such a relatable, quick, easy read. Just what I needed after my last intense read before I pick up a new book.
  • Dreaday
    I really liked this one quite a bit-- possibly because I am quiet, shy, awkward, and like to read, much like the main character. She's easy to identify with, and her parents' hilarious antics, their quirks mentioned in brief asides, seem like sweet, lovable characters. But that aside, the illustrations are great (especially the unnecessary labeling of things happening in the background), the jokes land (even/especially the callbacks), and the twi...
  • Cecelia
    Beautiful beautiful beautiful. At 24 years old, I may be slightly embarrassed to say there was a part in this book where I almost cried, solely because Emmie reminds me so much of myself (both now and at 13). This was the book I needed to read in 6th grade at the start of middle school. I loved Emmie's snippy commentary, the close-to-home details in the illustrations, and the cast of characters. I was a little put-off by Katie's "too perfect" cha...
  • Maria
    I loved this book! It was so cute, and very well illustrated! It is about a girl named Emmie who is often alone in school and feels invisible. Emmie is also a very talented artist, and draws all the time. She has a friend name Briana, whom she hangs out with a lot. This book was funny, cute, and a quick read. I recommend it to anyone who feels like they can relate to Emmie or her friend.
  • laura (bookies & cookies)
    This was spot on with my middle school experience (that I've mostly blocked out, don't worry). Told in alternating POVs of "invisible" Emmie and "popular kid" Katie, it shows the two very different takes on adolescence.
  • Sarah
    Quiet students rejoice, this one's for you! At first, the two stories at the same time seemed odd, but I liked how they came together at the end. This is a good choice for older students who haven't developed reading stamina for long novels, because there is a good mix of text and graphics.
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  • Allison
    Great read to pair with either Dork Diaries or Diary of a Wimpy Kids or even Big Nate!Authors- please do more books in this type of format because the students love them!!
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  • Mehsi
    I was really looking forward to this book, and I was so happy when my pre-order got delivered yesterday!Thankfully, I have a mostly free day today, so I could read it. It was really good, but it was also confusing. I had a suspicion about Katie, but after a while I wasn't sure if my suspicion was right. I was definitely interested in this girl, and I was hoping for her to become friends with Emmie. (view spoiler)[And then it turns out she was jus...
  • Anna
    Invisable Emmie is about a girl named Emmis who is very quiet and shy. She has a bestfriend named Brianna and has a huge cruch on a boy named Tyler Ross. On the other hand, there is also a perspective of a girl named katie who is very pretty, popular and athletic. One day there lives cross paths when Emmie and Brianna are making note to there cruches, (not actually planning to give them to them) Emmie accadentally drops hers and a boy named Joe p...
  • LynnDee (The Library Lush)
    This was cute, and an accurate depiction of the middle school experience.
  • Rian *fire and blood*
    I appreciate that Emmie was well fleshed out but Katie felt very flat. The reasoning for this becomes apparent (pun intended) at the end as well as provides some clarity to earlier scenes. I personally didn't enjoy it because it felt so weighted to one character. Overall it is relatable to many young kids and for that I do consider it an okay graphic novel.
  • Kristen
    Such a fantastic new graphic novel. Will be recommending this one to all my students who are fans of Raina Telgeimeier. Love the character and seeing her blossom, so glad I was able to snag this one at ALA to read.
  • Addie
    I gave this book a 4 out of 5 because it starts off really slow (and not great) and then becomes amazing! I like the message in the book that if someone pushes you down you just get back up and keep fighting.
  • Jks
    I’m not a graphic novel reader, but I couldn’t resist the first line of the story.”you’re probably wondering how I became a puddle of slime.” This is the perfect expression of crushes in middle school. I couldn’t put it down.
  • Erin Kelly
    Loved it! The voice was pitch-perfect, writing and art was incredible. I related so well to Emmie and the ending was perfection. This my favorite mg graphic novel since Roller Girl. Graphic novels are killing it lately!
  • Ashlee Null
    2.5-3I was struggling with the popular character because she was so flat and then the twist ending made me feel eh about her all together. I liked the idea but not sure about the execution. I need to sit on this for a bit. May edit the review later.
  • Jeimy
    Emmie is a quiet introvert who has one friend and loves to draw. Katie is her polar opposite. One day, Katie steps in to help Emmie stand up to a bully. This is a great graphic novel that touches upon many aspects that affect students in middle school.
  • Elaine
    Not quite as good as Roller Girl, but damn close. Middle school humor is spot on.
  • Heather Taake
    A really cute graphic novel/chapter book about how two middle school girls lives are interconnected. It has an interesting twist. Reminded me a little of the Middle SchoolSeries by James Patterson.
  • Gaby
    3.75 Stars.Just okay, but I did love the little unexpected twist at the end. Totally didn't see that coming.
  • Cynthia Parkhill
    This story alternates between two characters' viewpoints, each in their own unique style. The title protagonist, Emmie, describes her day and shares her feelings in a paragraph style interspersed with frequent illustrations, while Katie's experiences are rendered in comic-style panels. Their experiences closely parallel each other, as their timelines are essentially progressing at the same time. You'll see Emmie rendered as a peripheral character...
  • Tori
    In Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson, Emmie struggles through the daily life of feeling invisible. She loves to draw, but drawing isn't something you can use to help you make friends. When looking at dream popular girl Katie who everyone wants to be like. Could Emmie's life really be like Katie's? This is a good graphic novel for anyone who has ever wanted to be someone they're not because being you is always the best answer.
  • Ms. Yingling
    Emmie is not comfortable in middle school-- she has curly hair, is a late bloomer, and is artistic. She tries to stay under everyone's radar. In alternating chapters, we also meet Kate, who is fabulous, has everyone as a friend, and is everything Emmie is not. Emmie does have one friend, Brianna, but even that relationship is rocky. Her parents are busy, school makes her anxious, and the boy on whom she has a crush, Tyler, asks out Kate! Just whe...