Invisible by Cecily Anne Paterson
Jazmine Crawford doesn't make decisions. She doesn't make choices. She doesn't make friends. Jazmine Crawford only wants one thing: to be invisible. For Jazmine, it's a lot easier to take out her hearing aid and drift along pretending that nothing's wrong than it is to admit that she's heartbroken. She starts to come out of her shell when she's forced to be in the school play and even makes friends with bouncy Gabby and chocolate-loving Liam. But can she stand up to the school bully, and is she strong enough to face the truth about what really happened to her dad?
I am definitely older than the target audience for this book, but for what it was, it was nice. Invisible tells the story of a pre-teen deaf girl who has gotten herself tangled with a bully and is given a second chance by a teacher. There’s no love triangle, there’s no overdramatic angst. It’s simply a nice little story about a girl learning about herself and allowing herself to be happy. It’s very sweet. I would recommend it any middle school girl looking to for a nice story without an undue amount of angst.