The Invisible Girl
By Michele Riml
The Invisible Girl is a smart and humorous look at our culture’s preoccupation with fashion, beauty and popularity. It’s about being yourself and standing up for what’s right, even if sometimes it’s easier to be invisible.
The central character in The Invisible Girl is 10-year old Ali. She and her friends – Cali, Jessie, Lisa and Susi – are The Ultimates, the coolest group in her grade. They love fashion, shopping and boys and have a very strict set of rules about what makes the Hot list and what makes the Not list. They barely notice the other kids in their class – unless someone dresses or acts in a completely “stupid” way. Dolores is in the same class as Ali and the Ultimates. She is shy and quiet at school. She has a wonderful voice and her passion is singing, so she is working hard to get over her stage fright so that she can sing in public.