Invisible by Ginny Yttrup, makes my Top Ten for 2013 list and my Top Ten of All Time. Yttrup employs a light hand and humor to impart heavy truths. Normally, I read to be entertained. With Invisible, when I least expected it, I was touched and changed. Novel Rocket and I give it our highest recommendation. This is a book everyone needs to read.
November 17, 2013
will miss my time with these characters
I'm sad because Invisible ended. And I'm disappointed because when I come out of my trance of involvement reading this book, I realize the characters aren't real. They had become my friends. Now the book is finished and I can't look forward to spending some time with them.
Ginny Yttrup has become even better (if that's possible) at defining her characters and creating interesting plots with twists, turns, and catch-your-breath situations that the characters must deal with.
As in her other two books, Ginny has accepted the challenge of dealing with difficult issues: child abuse, emotional abuse, and now in Invisible: body image, depression, and self-worth. Ms. Yttrup really is adept at getting us inside each character's mind, emotions, and motives. We totally understand why they react the way they do.
In a unique fashion, each of the four main character's chapters are written in first person. At times, this became a little confusing. I would have to remind myself who was Ã¢ÂÂtalking.Ã¢ÂÂ But in time, the characters became real enough to me that it didn't matter.
Also, one of the main characters, Miles, is male. Since I'm female, I'm trusting his perspective was consistent with maleness. It seemed like it. Very believable.
I have looked forward to each of this author's books and I haven't been disappointed. Only disappointed that a good book has to end and the characters are figments of the novelist's imagination. I was hoping I would meet one of them and we could have dinner at Ellyn's restaurant. Can't wait for another book from this terrific author.
July 25, 2013
Heartfelt and Original!
In the struggle with insecurity fear feeds doubt.
Ellyn, restaurant owner who often hides her emotions behind her physique. She feels inadequate to her counterparts and cannot bring herself to acceptance.
Twila, a prisoner to the complications of food longs to fill her heart with something to take the hurt away.
Sabina looks for healing from confining darkness.
All three struggle with inevitable emotion and inner turmoil. Can each find that which seems unreachable or will fear confine the heart?
Self Doubt, Regret, Love and Acceptance pepper a novel written in first person for each character portrayed and in each chapter progress. With easy to connect with characters and realistic scenery this faith challenging read has it all. A book for readers who are searching for a different kind of read. I was entertained and will recommend this book to others. Thanks to B&H Publishing Group and Win Books Weekly for the review copy for my review.
May 26, 2013
INVISIBLE Helps Us Understand
What a powerful book in Ginny's Yttrup INVISIBLE. We have three, unique main characters is the story who are each struggling with issues and learning their way back to God. Sabina, Ellyn, and Twila could provide guidance to so many different women with similar issues or those other friends/family members who wish to help loved ones in their life. Ginny Yttrup tackles some tough issues with the ability to break down the issues and make them understandable to outsiders. The book, through-and-through, gives God the glory for the healing the various characters reach.
May 18, 2013