Blind by Rachel DeWoskin

Blind by Rachel DeWoskinBlind by Rachel DeWoskin
Published by Viking Juvenile on August 7th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, YA, Young Adult
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When Emma Sasha Silver loses her eyesight in a nightmare accident, she must relearn everything from walking across the street to recognizing her own sisters to imagining colors. One of seven children, Emma used to be the invisible kid, but now it seems everyone is watching her. And just as she's about to start high school and try to recover her friendships and former life, one of her classmates is found dead in an apparent suicide. Fifteen and blind, Emma has to untangle what happened and why - in order to see for herself what makes life worth living.

Unflinching in its portrayal of Emma's darkest days, yet full of hope and humor, Rachel DeWoskin's brilliant Blind is one of those rare books that utterly absorbs the listener into the life and experience of another.

When I first heard about Blind, I wanted to read it immediately. I haven’t actually read a book with a blind protagonist, and I was looking forward to read in a new perspective.

So you don’t understand how happy I am that this one did not disappoint! I really loved it, and I think Blind is just a beautiful novel.

The book centres around Emma Silver, a fifteen year old girl who lost her sight in a freak accident. Before the accident, she used to feel invisible in her large family but now, it seems like she can’t stop being seen. Even though it’s been a year, Emma still struggles to recover from her accident, and finally start feeling normal.

I honestly loved Blind and Emma’s character development was amazing. This book is a little long (400+ pages) but I think it was totally necessary. The writing style was amazing and very descriptive, it’s really clear that the author did her research.

The synopsis sounds a little murder-mystery but it definitely is not a mystery, it’s just Emma and her friends learning to cope with their friend’s death.

Overall, I recommend Blind to people looking for a diverse and interesting novel. I would recommend it for people looking to find a novel with large character-growth, as this long novel definitely features plenty of character growth.

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