Shari Shattuck has created a novel that is both uplifting and funny in Invisible Ellen, about a twenty-four year old woman named Ellen Homes who grew up in the foster care system and perfected the art of being invisible to others, until fate brought her a friend in a twenty-three year old blind violinist named Temerity. The two develop an unlikely friendship, Temerity giving Ellen the human connection she always needed, but always shied away from because of her abusive childhood. This is a novel about personal transformation. Through Temerity and her brother, Ellen's walls come crumbling down and she finally decides to take control of her life. Readers get to sit back and cheer as Ellen develops into the woman she was always meant to be.