The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Is Invisible – But Memorable
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue was written by VE Schwab, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman offered Faustian a bargain to live forever and cursed by everyone she met with death. oblivion. And yet, Addie refused to give up.
Addie’s curse is not only a curse to herself but also to everyone she met and everyone she loves.
while her curse is slowly unwinding, the characters in her story (and Addie herself) unravel and change in unexpected ways.
Her story has been made into a film. “The Invisible Woman” starring Felicity Jones (pictured below) was released January 13, 2015 in the US cinemas and January 20th in the UK cinemas.
I saw the film last night and it completely sucked me in unlike any other book or movie I have read or watched before. The acting was amazing and I felt like I knew Addie and her family personally. I couldn’t put the book down until I finished reading it, at which point I immediately went online and bought the next book in the series.
The story is told from Addie’s point of view as she tells her story to a young girl who visits every 30 years (or so?) to continue her story…just like Addie.
Addie is unique in that she is both female and her story continues through heirs, following her life and family for generations and generations.
But I think the most unique and interesting thing about Addie LaRue is its relationship with art. In a very clever twist, the different sections of the book are broken down with the artwork and kind of descriptive text that would accompany them if they were to be sold at an auction. We told the artist, the date, the medium, and then a little highlight, and in that context, we see Addie’s influence. Her signature seven freckles, her matte black hair – she was trying to make her mark on an artist’s mind. A collection of these act almost exclusively as a short story of their own, providing glimpses of a forgotten immortal. Together,
And while I don’t want to go overboard and spoil the effect, I love that when Addie LaRue opens the final pages of it, we discover we’re already a part of her story without didn’t know. What might feel meta or too cute in incompetent hands, Addie LaRue manages to create the prestige of a particularly elegant magic trick, leaving us feeling that we too are already a part of Addie’s long and invisible life. I for someone who will definitely miss her.