Ally McCarthy is ten years old and lives in Shetland. Ally is a bookworm and loves nothing better than reading books about science, history and archaeology. His family think he is a bit of a geek as they are all obsessed with sport and music. As a result Ally feels a bit invisible in his own family. But one day, something happens that makes everyone appreciate his intelligence. The Invisible Boy is a short story for children aged around 9 - 12.