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Teen SRC 2019- Blind by Rachel DeWoskin


Blind, by Rachel DeWoskin was a raw, powerful, and captivating read.

This book is about fifteen-year-old Emma who became blind after an accident. Everything that had come naturally to her now is impossible to do, like choosing an outfit or crossing a road. Almost a year after her accident, though, Emma decides that she’s ready to start high school again. She wants everything to go back to normal… except that there is no normal for a girl like her

Then, a girl from Emma’s grade is found dead in a lake, and the world twists on its axis again. The people in Emma’s town are content with declaring Claire’s death an accident, but Emma wants to know what really happened.

I found this book very interesting because it showed how life is like for a blind person. Another aspect of the story I liked was Emma’s relationship with her family. As one of seven children, it was interesting to see each siblings’ personality and what it’s like living in a big family.

I give this book a 7/10. Although I loved each scene and every character, there was no apparent plot. Emma grappled with her blindness for half the book, and the other half was spent discussing Claire’s death. There were no big action scenes, and the lack of suspense was a bit disappointing. Despite that, I loved the characters and each of the relationships Emma built with them. I would recommend this book to other people who want to read something different.

Teen SRC 2018- Run by Kody Keplinger

A blind girl and a bisexual girl get into a car, steal it in the middle of the night, and have Runthis awesome adventure. That’s what it may seem like at the start, but nope. It’s so much more than that! This was my first Kody Keplinger book, and I LOVED IT! 💕💕

This book is about two girls: Bo and Agnes. Bo has a reputation that isn’t so great, a mom who is addicted to meth and drugs in general, and a deadbeat dad. Agnes is blind. Those three words basically sum up her life. She doesn’t have priveliges that normal high school kids would have, like staying out until after 10pm. But Bo and Agnes develop a friendship, and when Bo needed Agnes, she didn’t hesitate to say yes. So, they stole a car🚗, bought a car, tracked down Bo’s dad, leading the police on a wild goose chase, and most of all, confronting some ugly secrets of the past.

When I finished this book, it gave me a jittery feeling-kind of like when I finished reading the book: Eleanor and Park. I particularly loved this book because it had a few twists that I definitely wasn’t expecting, and I definitely recommend this book!😍😍 Happy Reading!😊