Blind by Rachel DeWoskin

Blind by Rachel DeWoskin

I first saw this book at the ALA (American Library Association) conference and I just had to have it. The only problem was that this was not one of the ones that they were giving away. I pestered them again and again about it, but they refused to give it away, unlike they did to the rest of the books at their booth. I was really interested in it just by the cover, I thought the braille was cool and after I read the flap it seemed like it would be really good. But, you can’t judge a book my it’s cover so the result was disappointment in the book. The back of the book says that it will be about a girl, Emma, who is blind but solves a murder mystery. The only problem is that is not what it is about. It is really about a girl, Emma, who gets blinded by an accident with fireworks and learns about what life is like being blind and who is trying to figure out why someone in their community would commit suicide. I had high expectations for this book, but it did not fulfill them. The first hundred pages was Emma self pitying herself and it was hard to get through. By the end of the book though Emma starts to understand that seeing is not everything. Overall I would not recommend this book. It is hard to get through and it is just a whole bunch of teenagers arguing. The only good part is the neat perspective it offers on what it is like to be newly blind and how it affects that persons’ family and friends. This is a book that should not be picked up expecting a happy uplifting story about someone overcoming their problems.

 

$13.67
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