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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
by V.E. Schwab

A Life No One Will Remember.
A Story You Will Never Forget.

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever―and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.


Special Considerations Before Reading

(Content Warning) 

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"Poignantly Satisfying"

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Why I love it:

The characters evolve and grow in really relatable and inspiring ways as their individual and intersecting stories unfold. The writing and story telling is beautiful, I often felt myself waiting with bated breath to turn the page, I was so invested in how Addie, Luc, and Henry's stories. 

“What she needs are stories. Stories are a way to preserve one's self. To be remembered. And to forget.
Stories come in so many forms: in charcoal, and in song, in paintings, poems, films. And books.
Books, she has found, are a way to live a thousand lives—or to find
strength in a very long one.”


“Other people would call him sensitive, but it is more than that. The dial is broken, the volume turned all the way up. Moments of joy registered as brief, but ecstatic. Moments of pain stretched long and unbearably loud.”

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Audiobook app that credits the local indie bookstore of your choice with purchases

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Book Club app that lets you purchase e-books for interactive read-a-longs

Local library app that you can connect your card information to for audio and e-books (availability varieties based on branch and network)

Where you can find it (besides your local independent bookstore)

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E-book download available through amazon

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Amazon subscription where select titles are available to borrow for free

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Audiobook app through Amazon

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