The Vanishing - David Michael Slater




To save her best friend from the horrors of Nazi Germany, an invisible girl must embark on an utterly unforgettable journey of redemption and revenge. The Vanishing is fierce and loving, devastating and compelling, a breathtaking blend of history, fiction, and magical realism.


David Michael Slater is an acclaimed author of nearly thirty works of fiction and non-fiction for children, teens, and adults, several of which are in development for TV and Film. David teaches in Reno, Nevada, where he lives with his wife and son. To learn more, visit


This book! This book… How do you review a book like this? That is the question. About something that was so horrible. So… this book was horrible, horrible (but in a good way, if there is such a thing?).

This book did come with a warning… But silly me! Good thing I like sad books! Bring out the tissues… Or a box of tissues… This one is a real tearjerker!

Only on page 5 these 2 sentences threw me into tears.

 “Bianca was so focused on her needle and symbol that she didn’t notice her daughter walking right up and standing next to her. She was finishing sewing a yellow star onto the breast of Sophie‘s wool jacket.“ I knew right then that this was going to be a sad one.

Very violent, very graphic, very horrific, and very heartwarming! One of the most real and best books I have read about the Holocaust yet!

Also very creative. What would you do if you could be invisible? I loved the blend of history and magical realism/paranormal. It was great for this story. It turned something bad into something a tiny bit more fun.

Loved all the characters. Excellent character development. They were all very realistic.

A mere 5 stars does not do this book justice, it deserves 10. I will definitely be reading more by this fantastic author!

Thank you TLC Book Tours for sending me a copy of this book to read and give an honest review.


  1. This sounds completely up my daughter's alley, this just make her book box for Christmas! Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours


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