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Thursday 5 January 2023

Review: If You Could See The Sun

Alice Sun has always felt invisible at the Airington International Boarding school, where she stands out from the crowd of China’s richest teenagers. 

But after her anxiety is triggered by her parents’ financial situation and inability to pay the schools tuition, she starts uncontrollably turning invisible. 

After weeks of trying to harness her invisibility power, Alice decides to use her power to her benefit, turning to her rival Henry Li for help with her new project, The Beijing Ghost. But soon after she starts her work, she uncovers hidden secrets about her classmates, and that their lives were not as perfect as she once thought. 

Soon her tasks started escalating from scandals to crimes. In order for Alice to succeed, she must decide if her education is worth losing her conscience or her life.   

I really enjoyed If You Could See The Sun. It is amazingly written and explores parts of being a teenager that not many books confront. I enjoyed seeing the growth of Alice Sun and how her relationship with Henry and her classmates grew throughout the book. 

I highly recommend this book for anyone 12 and over.  

Title: If You Could See The Sun
Author: Ann Liang
Publisher: Ink Yard, $19.99
Publication Date: 3 November 2022
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781335915849 
For ages: 12+
Type: Young Adult