Upcoming Novel

I am writing a Bildungsroman (coming-of-age story) told in the first person point-of-view of twelve-year-old Skylar. It captures the stark reality of how abuse damages individual lives. 
I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves or figments of their imagination, indeed, everything and anything except me.
–Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man