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Invisible Ghosts

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  396 Ratings  ·  92 Reviews
Rose Asher believes in ghosts. She should, since she has one for a best friend: Logan, her annoying, Netflix-addicted brother, who is forever stuck at fifteen. But Rose is growing up, and when an old friend moves back to Laguna Canyon and appears in her drama class, things get complicated.

Jamie Aldridge is charming, confident, and a painful reminder of the life Rose has be
ebook, 320 pages
Published June 5th 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
robyn schneider is my go-to author during the summer - i absolutely adore her books. so i went into this thinking i had found a perfect, light contemporary read. what i was not expecting to find was a story so full of tender emotion.

rose was devastated when an unexpected accident results in the loss of her brother, logan, but has found a second chance when he returns as a ghost only she can see. so she doesnt even consider it a sacrifice to give up everything so she can spend all of her time wi
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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“This isn’t a ghost story,” I told him. “It’s a love story with a ghost in it.”

Robyn Schneider, what the hell are you trying to do to me?????

Wait, what? What is it? I’m simply feeling happy? Whew! What a relief. I thought I was a goner for sure with my mouth doing this weird turny-uppy thing.

This is my third Robyn Schneider book and all three have been 4 Star winners. This chick knows how to YA romance me fo sho. Each of her books
Julia Sapphire
I received an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 ish stars

This book was a really interesting one. A ghost story meets a love story? Sounds odd but was a really compelling story. This book follows our main character Rose who believes in ghost, for one specific reason. Her brother, Logan, died a few years ago but is till alive to Rose. He is stuck at fifteen years old and is still able to interact with his sister. Things become more complicated when Roses
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was such a haunting book.. see what I did there?
I was really moved with the relationships and romance and just everything in this book!
joanna ☽
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
"But then I'd learned that running away is the easy part: it's finding your way back that's almost impossible."

Invisible Ghosts was a short, sweet book that touched my heart and wouldn't let me put the story down. It's a perfect light summer read, with adorable romance and just enough of the supernatural to keep me hooked the entire time.

It's the story of a girl whose brother was killed years ago -- except he stayed behind as a ghost and waits for her every afternoon at their house, ready to
Maria (Big City Bookworm)

*Disclaimer* An ARC of Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my review in any way.


What I Liked

The unexpected paranormal. I don't know how I missed the fact that this book had a paranormal twist to it. I just assumed by the synopsis that Rose could see the ghost of her brother because that was the only way she knew how to cope with his death, but nope...she could actually see his ghost. This kind of threw m
Vicky Who Reads
4 stars

When I first found out that we were getting another Robyn Schneider book, I was SO EXCITED. I've read both of her earlier books and really enjoyed them.

Despite this, I eventually came of my high and was a tad wary because as much as I loved her first two books, they were extraordinarily similar in plot structure and ending, just with slightly different characters & settings, and I hoped Invisible Ghosts, with its different cover style, would be a little different.

And I was so lucky to
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss
Invisible Ghosts is a standalone YA contemporary romance with a twist.

This was my first book by this author. I had no idea what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. I could not put this book down.

The story takes place in Southern California. The narrator is 16 year old Rose (1st person POV). Her brother died. Her best friend moved away. She was hiding and not really living at all.

I have always enjoyed books with psychic elements or ghosts. So I was very curious to see how this would work i
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was suprisingly good. I say suprisingly because I was a little concerned with the concept of a ghost brother. I thought maybe it would be Rose's way of dealing with her brother's loss but nope. She actually saw her brother's ghost. I really enjoyed the paranormal twist to the book. The concept of her brother being a ghost fit so naturally into the story that I forgot I was reading a book involving a ghost. The relationship between Jamie and Rose was done well and I enjoyed their intera ...more
Sandeep ☾
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
4/5 Stars
Jaime Arkin
I really enjoy Robyn Schneider’s writing and story-telling style, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that I really loved this book!

Rose has been living with a secret. She sees ghosts… more specifically, one, her brother Logan, who died at 15. Since his death, Rose has pushed aside anything and everything to spend time him. She’s stuck with a group of friends she barely tolerates and sees only at school, until a long-lost friend returns.

Jamie used to be the boy next door. They were frie
Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
*An ARC was provided by Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

"And that's the part the children's stories never tell you. They never explain that it's okay to let go of things you once needed and find others to take their place."

I have loved Robyn Schneider books since I was an awkward, oddball sixth grader. I remember reading The Beginning of Everything and falling head over heels for her writing, her prose, and of course, her dedication to nerdy references and Doctor Wh
Antara Raisa Khan
Jun 28, 2018 rated it did not like it
For a book that dealt with grief, death and learning to let go, it lacked depth. Reminded me of all the reasons why I avoid coming-of-age novels these days.
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love me some Robyn Schneider. This book is fantastic - ghosts, love, and loads of nerdy references.
lucky little cat
Geez, never have I wanted so badly to give a book a report card. Cs all around.
The title itself is a pretty good indicator of the thought caliber of this book. The plot is so very overused and familiar that I kept checking the publication date to verify I hadn't actually read it before:
Good girl with a dead brother is on the outs with her friends, and meets a cute guy in a coffee shop. Cute guy stares in horror at the empty space beside the good girl. Whatever could be the problem? "How rud
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book would have gotten 5 stars if it wasn't for the fact that it had the dreaded YA phrase "I let out a breath I didn't know i'd been holding" in it 3 times.
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review to come.
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
Every time I see Robyn Schneider coming out with a book I think to myself how I'm going to love it because she is so tumblr to me. Her books are infused with fandom life I simply can't resist. Sadly, there's always something missing and I don't end up enjoying them as much as I hoped I would.

I'm not rating and reviewing the book at the moment-I will do it after the release date.
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this!

The writing style was wonderful enough to overlook the few cliché and repeated phrases, and the characters were all lovely. Plus they were diverse! And the ship was really cute, and didn't seem insta-lovey at all (probably because they had history already).

The plot was great, and full of humor and tension and aggravation and emotion (started crying a bit there at the end), and I flew through this story in what feels like no time at all.

I think there are some excellent lines
Features in "Reading on a Theme: What the Dead Left Behind" on Intellectual Recreation.

When Rose Asher was 11 her brother died, but he isn't really gone. He's a ghost, and Rose has been hanging out with him every afternoon for four years. Because of all the secrets, Rose's world shrunk after her brother's death, but when Jamie Aldridge, Rose's former friend and neighbor, returns to town, Rose begins to realize how much she's missed by isolating herself. Maybe now that Jamie's back she can get a
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is one of those books which have an amazing theme, good characters, great relationships but the writing style messes things up.
I loved the relationship between the characters. Rose and Jamie were adorable but there were soo many loose threads. Also, there were soo many parts wherein the characters seemed too childish. For example, when Jamie fell down and dislocated his shoulder his first thought was to google what to do next. I actually thought he was being sarcastic until they started loo
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
It not only covered Rose coming out of her shell and but also difficult subjects such as moving and dealing with death, especially considering she blamed herself for her brother's death and his eventual ghost appearance. Rose fit right inside her old group of friends thanks to Jamie coming back and one thing led to another and not only did Rose deal with her invisible ghosts that were holding her back but also real ghosts, aka her brother Logan, who she outgrew and finally accepted that she need ...more
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved this book! This follows Rose who lost her brother 4 years ago and she sees him all the time as she can see ghosts and her parents don't know that she does. This deals with grief and finding first love. Jamie moves into town and he and Rose get together and Logan her brother slowly fades away from her life. This was a funny, sad but beautiful book. The characters were relateable and funny at times. Rose and Jamie are also involved with the theatre group at school and the friends they make ...more
Billie Flaming
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
Not bad. The romance is nice, and the ghost element interesting enough, even if Logan’s character wasn’t that interesting. The highlight of this book for me was definitely the relationships and interactions of the larger friend group. Which is a pity, because it was about the fourth most important aspect of the book in terms of plot.
The real issue is that our main character just watches TV when she hangs out with the ghost of her dead brother. The unique aspect of this book, and they watch old r
Courtney Macfarlane
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: at-my-library
this was amazing, it was everything i didn’t know i needed.
the only reason why this wasn’t a five star was that occasionally the main character was kind of annoying.

Milly Hammett
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, edelweiss
Note: I received a free ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Invisible Ghosts is officially my favorite Robyn Schneider novel. From start to finish, it was heartfelt, unusual, and surprisingly relatable. When Rose's brother, Logan, died years earlier and showed up as a ghost, Rose didn't question it. She missed her brother so much she ignored the fact she might be losing her mind, and spends all her after-school hours watching Netflix with her geeky ghost brother. But when Jam
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rose Asher has a secret. She can see the ghost of her older brother who now forever remains stuck at 15. This reality has caused Rose to hide away within her high school. She has sequestered herself with the “Mean Girls,” remaining a shadow in their wake, and thus abandoning her old group of theater friends. Going into her junior year of high school, everything changes with the return of Jamie Aldridge. This boy from Rose’s past has a secret. Upon Rose’s discovery, she and Jamie are brought clos ...more
Jeannine Marie
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
READ THIS!!! I love this book! I love the lightness of it and the values laden inside. It's a coming of age book that truly touches on school social clique, family, friends, love, acceptance, and personal growth. I really loved and enjoyed reading this book! This is something I'd re-read over when I'm on a vacation!

First, I love the main character, Rose! I was amused by her 'spurious correlations', it's interesting, funny and something new I learned too! I also understood her internal struggles
Jul 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Invisible Ghosts was exactly what I wanted from Robyn Schneider. After reading The Beginning of Everything many years ago, I knew this knew contemporary would be that and more. And also ghosts!

Invisible Ghosts revolves around Rose. After her brother’s death, she seperates herself from her friends and becomes someone who blends into the background at school. After school, she hangs out with her brother’s ghost. But when her best friend Jaime moves back into town, Rose starts to reconnect with her
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Robyn Schneider is the bestselling author of The Beginning of Everything and Extraordinary Means, which have earned numerous starred reviews, appear on many state reading lists, and are published in over a dozen countries. Her next book, Invisible Ghosts, comes out in June from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins. Robyn is a graduate of Columbia University, where she studied creative writing, and ...more
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“Sometimes you look around at your life and you see a ghost of a different one. It watches from the wings like an understudy that knows it won't go on. The play unfolds, and eventually, when you glance backstage, that life you knew is gone, and no one watching ever knew it was there at all.” 0 likes
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