Invisible Monsters Book Report

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Sarah Lamphier
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Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk

Speaker: The narrator in this story is one that readers can feel like they are emotionally invested in. Nameless, aside from alter ego identities received later on, she is an extremely beautiful until her life is changed completely. Freak accident on the freeway leaves her disfigured and with close no self-esteem, invisible to most: a monster. Hiding under a veil, the story is told from the protagonist’s new point of view as she is forced out of the spotlight. Not only does she crumble inside, but her life also collapses around her. Occasion: The occasion is that the speaker, Shannon Mcfarland is an incredibly beautiful supermodel: posing in her life as she is being photographed, admired, and trying to cope with the loss of her brother and the dysfunction of her life at home. Shannon, seems to have the perfect job, boyfriend, and best friend, until all at once, it crashes down on her. The bottom portion of her face and jaw is lost in a violent accident, and suddenly, the life she was accustomed to fades away with betrayal and abandonment from those closest to her. Now, she must go on a journey with her newfound friend, Brandy Alexander, and adapt to the changes, or as the book puts it, “When did the future switch
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Shortly following, her fiancé calls off their engagement, and she is obviously never to return to her career in modeling. Her life seems to have no meaning; she is shocked, blindly facing with this new reality. Enter Brandy Alexander, the confident and attractive personality, and currently one final step away from becoming a woman. Brandy consoles the distressed Shannon and begins to lead her on her journey to rediscovering herself. Along the way, Brandy gives Shannon new personas, including that of Shannon

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