Miss Invisible

Kim Sisto Robinson, Contributor
September 6, 2011
Filed under Book Reviews

Miss Invisible

by Laura Jensen Walker

Reviewed by:  Kim Sisto Robinson/Contributor

Freddy is a bit over weight. Big Deal. As women, we can identify with her, feel empathy for
her, and accept her exactly as she is. We get it. We know what its’ like to be
unconventional in a society driven by thinness, superficiality, and pretention.
Don’t we?

You see, Freddy is a little anxious about her curves. In fact, her lack of confidence is
placing boundaries on her life; actually, controlling her destiny…but when
Freddy begins to see herself as more than just a big-boned woman, she also
begins to find her substance, depth, and inner Goddess. She becomes who she is
supposed to be.

I loved Miss Invisible. I appreciate that Walker can take a character like Freddy, who in
the beginning appears Invisible and Insignificant…and transforms her into an
interesting, strong, capable, funny character.

This book is like one long hug after another. And in the end, we come to the realization
that we are truly hugging ourselves.

–Walker’s book, “Reconstructing Natalie,” is another gem worth feeling good
about.

Comments

2 Responses to “Miss Invisible”

  1. Deborah on September 11th, 2011 7:30 pm

    I did not read the book, but I watched the movie. I thought the movie was moving, riveting, and captivating of a time that isn’t usually seen in such an honest light. The review hit the nail on the head. Both, movie and review, are awesome!

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  2. Terre on September 11th, 2011 9:39 pm

    The Help was a great book, but a so-so movie if you read the book before you saw the movie. It is nice that a young woman noticed that there were white people who were fighting for racial equality. Martin Luther King did not stand DC with only African Americans, wish more folks realized that. A book you may also enjoy is by Margaret Peterson Haddix called Uprising and it will give you an inside look at what immigrants of other lands suffered trying to make a life here in the U.S. And please don’t forget how many women suffered just trying to get we women the right to vote. Change has been a constant battle for equality for women and races. The stories are out there, maybe The Help will inspire everyone to look for more of these kinds of lessons of the past.

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