|Not if I see you first|
Author: Lindstrom, Eric
Blind sixteen-year-old Parker Grant navigates friendships and romantic relationships, including a run-in with a boy who previously broke her heart, while coping with her father's recent death.
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Interest Level: UG
Reading Level: 4.20
Points: 10.0 Quiz: 181198
Kirkus Reviews (+) (10/01/15)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/01/16)
The Hornbook (00/11/15)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 10/15/2015 Parker has rules: “Don’t talk extra loud to me. I’m not deaf”; “Don’t touch me without asking or warning me. I can’t see it coming.” That’s for starters. Blinded in an accident at a young age, that also took her mother’s life, the acerbic teen suffers another tragedy in high school with the sudden death of her beloved father. Could life go any more offtrack? Yes, in fact, because a former boyfriend has just transferred to her school, introducing another layer of emotional complexity. While Lindstrom’s debut understandably contains plenty of melancholy, angst, and self-doubt, it also possesses crackling wit, intense teen drama, and a lively pace that pulls readers in, as do the everyday details of Parker’s world: spoken-word texts, clever methods of finding her way, and a guide runner who helps Parker when she considers joining the school track team. This unique coming-of-age tale is off and running from the start. - Copyright 2015 Booklist.