History Literature / InvisibleMonsters

18th May '16 9:20:19 AM nemophobic
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* TheUnfavorite: Played with. The narrator notes that, in death, her brother receives more attention than her because their parents have become gay rights supporters and talk him up every chance they get.

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* TheUnfavorite: Played with. The narrator notes that, in death, her brother receives more attention than her because their parents have become gay rights supporters out of guilt and talk him up every chance they get.
18th May '16 8:47:06 AM nemophobic
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* DudeLooksLikeALady: [[spoiler:Brandy and Evie]].



* FaceStealer: [[spoiler: It turns out Brandy looks exactly like the narrator.]]

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* FaceStealer: [[spoiler: It turns out Brandy looks exactly like the narrator.narrator before she was disfigured.]]



* HiddenDepths: It is eventually revealed that [[spoiler:the narrator/Shannon shot herself to escape from her beauty, while her brother Shane/Brandy knew about his sister's injury all along and is still confused about what he wants out of life]].

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* HiddenDepths: It is eventually revealed that [[spoiler:the narrator/Shannon shot herself to escape from her beauty, while her brother Shane/Brandy knew about his sister's injury identity all along and is still confused about what he wants out of life]].
18th May '16 8:43:01 AM nemophobic
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* [[spoiler:DeathFakedForYou: The Rhea sisters fake Brandy Alexander's death so they can start her transition.]]

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* [[spoiler:DeathFakedForYou: The Rhea sisters fake Brandy Alexander's Shane's death so they Brandy Alexander can start her transition.]]



* DeadpanSnarker: Most of the narrator's scribbles on her notepad are sly jokes or snarkiness, but no one understands it most of the time.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Most of the narrator's scribbles on her notepad are sly jokes or snarkiness, sardonic snark, but no one understands it most of the time.
18th May '16 8:40:25 AM nemophobic
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* MeaningfulEcho: At the end of the book, [[spoiler:Shannon helps her brother out by giving him the last remnants of her identity (her identification) so he can figure out what he wants from life, just like how he helped her in the speech therapy room near the beginning.

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* MeaningfulEcho: At the end of the book, [[spoiler:Shannon helps her brother out by giving him the last remnants of her identity (her identification) so he can figure out what he wants from life, just like how he helped her in the speech therapy room near the beginning.]]
22nd Jan '16 4:42:00 PM malifee
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: The book ends with [[spoiler:the narrator/Shannon giving up the last remnants of her identification to her brother so he can figure out what he wants from life, then walking out and finding a new start for herself. In the ''Remix'' version, she sets up a support group for disfigured women and even gets married!]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: The book ends with [[spoiler:the narrator/Shannon giving up the last remnants of her identification to her brother so he she can figure out what he she wants from life, then walking out and finding a new start for herself. In the ''Remix'' version, she sets up a support group for disfigured women and even gets married!]]



** The narrator, Brandy and Seth learn from a realtor that [[spoiler:Evie was born a man]], which motivates their decision to sabotage a wedding ceremony.
** [[spoiler:Brandy Alexander is really Shane, the narrator/Shannon's brother who ran away from home and is undergoing surgeries to turn himself into a woman]].

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** The narrator, Brandy and Seth learn from a realtor that [[spoiler:Evie was born a man]], assigned male at birth]], which motivates their decision to sabotage a wedding ceremony.
** [[spoiler:Brandy Alexander is really Shane, the narrator/Shannon's brother who ran away from home and is undergoing surgeries in order to turn himself into a woman]].transition]].



** Brandy [[spoiler: isn't actually a transsexual because she doesn't want to be a woman. She just wants to destroy herself]].

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** Brandy [[spoiler: isn't actually a transsexual transgender because she doesn't want isn't trying to be a woman.transition. She just wants to destroy herself]].



** Evie is actually [[spoiler:a transsexual, and knew Brandy through a transgender support group]]. And Brandy has known all of this from the beginning.

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** Evie is actually [[spoiler:a transsexual, [[spoiler: transgender, and knew Brandy through a transgender support group]]. And Brandy has known all of this from the beginning.
22nd Jul '15 4:14:32 AM crazyrabbits
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* ArcWords

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* ArcWordsArcWords:



* BittersweetEnding

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* BittersweetEndingBlackComedy: Most of the situations the narrator finds herself in, including the wedding reception at the end of the book.



* BodyHorror

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* BodyHorrorBodyHorror: The narrator's injuries and the descriptions of them.



* DragQueen: Rhea sisters.
* EvilFeelsGood

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* BrotherSisterTeam: [[spoiler:Brandy is really the narrator's brother, Shane, and they steal pills and other drugs from homes being sold on the real estate market as a team]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Most of the narrator's scribbles on her notepad are sly jokes or snarkiness, but no one understands it most of the time.
* DragQueen: The Rhea sisters.
* EvilFeelsGoodDudeLooksLikeALady: [[spoiler:Brandy and Evie]].
* EarnYourHappyEnding: The book ends with [[spoiler:the narrator/Shannon giving up the last remnants of her identification to her brother so he can figure out what he wants from life, then walking out and finding a new start for herself. In the ''Remix'' version, she sets up a support group for disfigured women and even gets married!]]
* EvilFeelsGood: The narrator decides to burn down Evie's home (twice, in fact) because she knows she can get away with it, and because it feels cathartic.



* GagBoobs: Brandy Alexander
* HowWeGotHere: Being one of Chuck's favorite tropes. The book starts with Evie dressed in the remains of a burned dress, having just shot Brandy while the two of them and the narrator are in a burning mansion. And it goes downhill from there.
* NightmareFace: This is so bad that the narrator can steal a turkey without being caught.

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* GagBoobs: Brandy Alexander
Alexander.
* GenderReveal:
** The narrator, Brandy and Seth learn from a realtor that [[spoiler:Evie was born a man]], which motivates their decision to sabotage a wedding ceremony.
** [[spoiler:Brandy Alexander is really Shane, the narrator/Shannon's brother who ran away from home and is undergoing surgeries to turn himself into a woman]].
* HiddenDepths: It is eventually revealed that [[spoiler:the narrator/Shannon shot herself to escape from her beauty, while her brother Shane/Brandy knew about his sister's injury all along and is still confused about what he wants out of life]].
* HowWeGotHere: Being one of Chuck's favorite tropes. The book starts with Evie dressed in the remains of a burned dress, having just shot Brandy while the two of them and the narrator are in a burning mansion. And it goes downhill from there.
* NightmareFace: MajorInjuryUnderreaction: [[spoiler:Having shot herself with a revolver and blown her own lower jaw off, the narrator/Shannon is quite nonchalant when she walks into the hospital, taking the time to drop the weapon down a drain pipe before she enters]].
* MeaningfulEcho: At the end of the book, [[spoiler:Shannon helps her brother out by giving him the last remnants of her identity (her identification) so he can figure out what he wants from life, just like how he helped her in the speech therapy room near the beginning.
* NightmareFace:
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This is so bad that the narrator can steal a turkey without being caught.



* TheReveal: -deep breath- Brandy Alexander is [[spoiler: Shane, the narrator's brother]]. And Shane [[spoiler: never died from AIDS]]. Also, Brandy [[spoiler: isn't actually a transsexual]] because [[spoiler: she doesn't want to be a woman. She just wants to destroy herself]]. And Manus [[spoiler: is Seth, who is actually gay and only likes the narrator because she looks exactly like Shane]]. Oh and speaking of Shane, [[spoiler: Seth was the one who molested him and gave him an STD]]. And Evie is actually [[spoiler: a transsexual and the whole shooting in the opening chapter was set up by her and Brandy. They knew each other through a transgender support group]]. And Brandy has known all of this from the beginning. Yeah, and the narrator, [[spoiler: Shannon [=MacFarland=]]]? [[spoiler: She shot herself in the face. It's all her fault]]. -exhale-
* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: Brandy Alexander

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* TheReveal: -deep breath- RefugeInAudacity: Many of the situations in the book are motivated by what the narrator is able to get away with, including stealing a turkey from a supermarket (while everyone stares in horror at her face) and asking for information from a hotel clerk while brandishing a rifle and writing down her request for a specific room number as he attempts to shove handfuls of cash into her pockets.
* TheReveal:
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Brandy Alexander is [[spoiler: Shane, the narrator's brother]]. And Shane [[spoiler: brother, who never died from AIDS]]. Also, AIDS]].
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Brandy [[spoiler: isn't actually a transsexual]] transsexual because [[spoiler: she doesn't want to be a woman. She just wants to destroy herself]]. And herself]].
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Manus [[spoiler: is Seth, who is actually gay and only likes the narrator because she looks exactly like Shane]]. Oh and speaking of Shane, [[spoiler: Shane. Seth was also the one who molested him and gave him an STD]]. And STD]].
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Evie is actually [[spoiler: a transsexual [[spoiler:a transsexual, and the whole shooting in the opening chapter was set up by her and Brandy. They knew each other Brandy through a transgender support group]]. And Brandy has known all of this from the beginning. Yeah, and the beginning.
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narrator, [[spoiler: Shannon [=MacFarland=]]]? [[spoiler: She shot herself in the face. It's all her fault]]. -exhale-
fault]].
* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: Brandy AlexanderAlexander.



* {{Transsexual}}: [[spoiler: Brandy Alexander and Evie.]] Although technically, the former doesn't count because [[spoiler: for her it's just a form of self-mutilation.]]

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* {{Transsexual}}: [[spoiler: Brandy Alexander and Evie.]] Although technically, the former doesn't count because [[spoiler: for her it's just a form of self-mutilation.]]self-mutilation]].
* TheUnfavorite: Played with. The narrator notes that, in death, her brother receives more attention than her because their parents have become gay rights supporters and talk him up every chance they get.
10th Oct '14 10:46:24 AM Black_Diesel
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10th Oct '14 10:45:35 AM Black_Diesel
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[[caption-width-right:332:"I'm an [[TitleDrop invisible monster]], and [[HeroicBSOD I'm incapable of loving anybody]]. You don't know which is worse."]]

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[[caption-width-right:332:"I'm an [[TitleDrop invisible monster]], and [[HeroicBSOD I'm incapable of loving anybody]]. You don't know which is worse."]]
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28th Feb '14 9:02:52 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* BittersweetEnding



* BittersweetEnding



* NoNameGiven: The narrator, until the very end. [[spoiler: It's Shannon [=MacFarland=], if you're curious.]]


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* NoNameGiven: The narrator, until the very end. [[spoiler: It's Shannon [=MacFarland=], if you're curious.]]
20th Feb '14 10:24:43 AM Larkmarn
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* TheNameless: The narrator, until the very end. [[spoiler: It's Shannon [=MacFarland=], if you're curious.]]

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* TheNameless: NoNameGiven: The narrator, until the very end. [[spoiler: It's Shannon [=MacFarland=], if you're curious.]]
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