I think Connor want’s to be seen so bad because when people do see him, all they see is the kid who’s mom is sick, not the person he actually is. So to him, he actually does feel invisible. Because of this, he is starting to push away the people who actually do see him, like Lilly. I think this whole scenario apply to all of use. We all want to be seen in a positive light by society. It doesn’t matter if its through looks or personality, we all want it in some way. And I think with Connor’s situation he just wanted to be seen as a normal person, rather than the kid who’s mom is sick.