Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hey, It's A Blog Tour for "invisible-i-am" by Gregg Davis (Harriet Showman)

by Gregg Davis (Harriet Showman)

Genre:  Young Adult, Contemporary. 79 pages.
Price: $2.99 ebook (at time of post)
Book Link: Click Here
An experimental, literary YA multimedia narrative centered on the experiences of 16-year-old Gregg Davis, who undergoes brutal bullying and sexual violence by her peers.
Spanning the mediums of the printed page, online social media and the screen, this story offers a wrenching, empathetic look at the experience of bullying through a victim’s eyes, and then extends this theme of oppression, humiliation and violence to address issues of historical and systemic racism in the U.S. today. 
A picture book.
Read Chapter One for free at 
For updates on Gregg and the invisible-i-am story, follow her on Twitter @iaminvisibleiam, Tumblr via http://iaminvisibleiam.tumblr.com, YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ3_…, and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/invisibleiambook.
My Rating:  📔📔  📖
My Thoughts: Invisible to Indescribable
       Honestly I'm left confused by this book. It starts off with the protagonist enduring horrible high school drama and assault then turns into a feminist empowerment/ reset the civil wrongs/ a secret society mystery cliffhanger. The ending alone confused me and I reread the novel twice to double check I didn't miss something, because I really wanted to live the book just because of the writing alone. 
        Sixteen year old, Gregg Davis, has lost her first love and innocence in manner of days. Having to learn her longtime friend and boyfriend no longer cared for her is hard but to then be relentlessly bullied is worse. Gregg endures it all until the bully's go too far and assault her, changing her forever. Choosing to face her issues on her own, Gregg forges forward until finally breaking and her parents find out the whole situation. Once everything is out in the open Gregg begins a new stage in life and learns more about herself, her family and her future possibilities. 
        Overall, okay but confusing read. I loved Gregg as a character and her voice via the drawings too. Seriously Gregg's written voice is probably how I talk most of the time, I basically have a PH.D. in sarcasm. However, the story just took a strange turn that I can't understand especially with how it ended. The story seemed to be meant for young adults but when the problems Gregg faced were wiped away by parents influence with money it didn't really make her relatable. Gregg finding herself is relatable but everything was questionable in her life and in the end she makes a decision based off emotion. I know I'm being vague but only because I'm still confused. The story felt like two different stories from different genres. So if you wanna take a chance on this novel you'll like Gregg's honest voice but may be confused about her life.
Harriet Showman
Author Links: WebsiteGoodreadsFacebookTwitter.
Harriet Showman (born 9 May 1954) is an author and multimedia artist born in South Carolina and raised in Pennsylvania. She returned to South Carolina for university and lives there today. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in colonial South Carolina history and has spent much of her life helping children and young adults succeed amidst challenging circumstances, including poverty and abuse. With a strong core of allies, Showman helped to establish a statewide Guardian ad Litem program to provide legal support for abused children; a Cities in Schools organization to serve underprivileged students; and a vehicle for the accumulation of monies to be distributed in grants through the Children’s Trust Fund. As a development officer for South Carolina’s flagship university, Showman attracted resources from major, national foundations to target South Carolina’s most urgent needs. She remains interested in the plight of children, teens and adults who suffer abuse, oppression and the paralyzing pain of invisibility.

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