Facing One's Fears Is Easier Said Than Done.

Here is a teen novel recommendation that takes the reader on a journey to realise why facing one's fears is actually uplifting contrary to what one might imagine.

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Some books have a special ability to make you want to put the world around you on a pause as you want to find out what happens next without being called. What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible written by Ross Welford is one such book that also illustrates how the world of children's books today has a lot of variety. It is true, that there is a book for every kind of reader.

A little about the book

12 year old Ethel tries to handle her acne with a combination of untested medicines and sunbed. It turns out to be an utter disaster as she becomes invisible in the process. She manages to get back to normal and with the help of her friend Brody, she manages to keep this a secret until, it seems to be getting out of hand.


This book is packed with a fine combination of subtle humor, a lot of suspense and thought provoking events that tend to linger in the mind for awhile.


What is different about the book?

As a reader I let the book take me along and take time later to ponder over any inherent meanings that the author has tried to convey. This book has been a completely different experience. As I write this blog, it makes me infer from several parts of the book one important message- when we don't know how to stand up for ourselves, we prefer to hide as much as possible. Contrary to what we think that is hardly relieving. In fact it only get worse as our fear of being discovered grows tremendously. Simply saying "Face your fears and stand up for yourself" can hardly have an impact. One can always dismiss it as "Easy to say". But when a protagonist in a story takes you along on a memorable journey, at the end of which you realise that it is possible if only you put your mind to it. It's simply not worth hiding.

When we don't know how to stand up for ourselves, we prefer to hide as much as possible. Contrary to what we think that is hardly relieving. In fact it only get worse as our fear of being discovered grows tremendously. Simply saying "Face your fears and stand up for yourself" can hardly have an impact. One can always dismiss it as "Easy to say". But when a protagonist in a story takes you along on a memorable journey, at the end of which you realise that it is possible if only you put your mind to it. It's simply not worth hiding.

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