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Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk

My Rating: 5 stars
*Rated PG-13

She had everything. She was a fashion model who had the perfect boyfriend, best friend and the career she had always wanted. Then a sudden accident leaves her face disfigured and incapable of speech, everything goes downhill. She goes from being the center of attention, as a model, to being invisible. Not only is she just invisible, she is an invisible monster. She then goes on a journey around the country with Brandy Alexander – “Queen Supreme”, to learn that ‘reinventing yourself means erasing your past and making up something better’.
When I first started reading this book, I honestly hated it. The whole story started off at the end, and then the narrator looked back and told how she got to that point. The story itself jumps around to different points. In fact, each part starts off with “Jump to…” It took me a while to get used to Palahniuk’s writing style. It’s so unique and different, but I ended up loving it. One of the reasons I didn’t like it at first was because it didn’t really make sense. It would jump around to different times and it wasn’t always in chronological order. But towards the middle of the book, I finally got a hang of it and everything started making sense. The whole book is honestly pretty weird, but it’s how everything ends and how everything is connected that really wins me over. Everything about the ending is amazing. There are so many good quotes from this book; I actually had to highlight them to remember them all. I can’t wait to read more books by Chuck Palahniuk. Invisible Monsters will always be one of my favorite novels.

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Comment from fatima
Time June 23, 2011 at 4:33 AM

the title of the story make me feel scary.i like site so keep writting stories and i will send comments to u.i hope u want to be a writter.bye

Comment from bri
Time June 23, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Invisible Monsters isn’t actually scary at all. The narrator just calls herself an “invisible monster” because her face was left permanently disfigured after the accident, which caused her to go from the center of attention to being invisible.
I’m so glad you like my website! Thank you so much, it really means a lot. I actually plan on being a writer!