The Invisible Boy & Other Unlikely Heroes


Children - Fable
180 Pages
Reviewed on 07/17/2019
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Reviewed by Kristen Van Kampen (Teen Reviewer) for Readers' Favorite

A collection of short stories, The Invisible Boy and Other Unlikely Heroes by Marc Clark is sure to have something for everyone. In the story “The Invisible Boy”, Prince Kaito feels he cannot please his parents because he is not as good at art as the rest of his family. He decides to go on an adventure to find an amulet that will improve his skills, but the way is very dangerous. In another story, “Skin Deep”, Princess Celeste grows up thinking she isn't pretty. None of the boys pay attention to her, and as a result, she feels glum. However, she is determined to be noticed by them. Another story, “Nightmares in the Palace” follows Prince Gabriel, who is betrayed and captured. He needs to escape, but doing so would require him to face his worst nightmare--the dark. What will become of these characters and the other protagonists in the stories?

With inspiring characters, uplifting morals, and relatable conflicts, The Invisible Boy and Other Unlikely Heroes by Marc Clark is a very enjoyable read. All of the protagonists are brave and smart and will be good role models for the young reader. The stories all have important messages for children and even adults to learn, such as not giving up and facing your fears. The problems the characters face are issues that readers themselves might have to deal with, and the way the characters respond to the conflicts are all very inspiring and will help the reader make good decisions next time they have the problem. Each story is exciting, with things like sword fighting and betrayal and evil plans. The writing style is fun, with great metaphors and the occasional question to the reader that will help to keep younger children engaged. I would definitely recommend this book.

Alana Seal

Truly inspiring read! Great lesson for young people facing their fears.