Maddy‘s Review of If You Could See the Sun by Ann Liang
If You Could See the Sun is a magical realism, young adult fantasy about a young woman named Alice, who one day starts turning invisible. She then learns how to use her powers, and how to monetize them.
I loved reading this book. Alice and Henry were wonderful characters to follow. Their relationship with each other is fun, and I enjoyed seeing their relationship grow throughout the book. Alice is a strong-headed, intelligent, amazing person, and was relatable. I enjoyed her character growth, and learning more about her.
The book was a quick and easy read. I couldn’t wait to find out how the book ended, and couldn’t put the book down. The writing style is beautiful.
5 out of 5 stars!
Alice Sun has always felt invisible at her elite Beijing international boarding school, where she’s the only scholarship student among China’s most rich and influential teens. But then she starts uncontrollably turning invisible—actually invisible.
When her parents drop the news that they can no longer afford her tuition, even with the scholarship, Alice hatches a plan to monetize her strange new power—she’ll discover the scandalous secrets her classmates want to know, for a price.
But as the tasks escalate from petty scandals to actual crimes, Alice must decide if it’s worth losing her conscience—or even her life.
In this genre-bending YA debut, a Chinese American girl monetizes her strange new invisibility powers by discovering and selling her wealthy classmates’ most scandalous secrets.