Wednesday, 3 February 2016

So I’m blind? Get over it

USA Writer
Eric Lindstrom
Not If I See You First
HarperCollins 2016  $22.99pb 409pp
ISBN 978 0 0081 4634 4
Themes: Blindness/ Fathers and Daughters/ High School Life/ Love stories/ Secrets/ Strong Female Characters

Parker is blind.  (So I’m blind? Get over it…/ Blind, not deaf – not stupid say the buttons on her torn army jacket). Parker who is not always the most loveable of characters shares a slice of her adolescent life with the reader, a slice in which she tries to come to terms with things other than her blindness.   Things like the death of her father and the return of an old boy friend. Eric Lindstrom is a father, a teacher and has worked in the interactive entertainment industry for years as a creative director. This is a debut novel and is so involving and I feel readable you just hope that at this very moment he is working on another title  - equally riveting.

Year 9 up/ Age 13 up

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