Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Blind by Rachel DeWoskin

Blind by Rachel DeWoskin

Last year, Emma's friends were taking the PSATs and going to dances. They were gossiping at their lockers and studying for finals. Last year Emma was trying to re-learn how to dress herself and pour a glass of juice on her own. That's because last summer there was an accident and it ended in Emma losing her sight. So all of last year Emma spent figuring out how to live her new life.

Now she's back at her old school with all of her classmates who are still living their old lives. All of them, except one. One of the students of her school committed suicide before school started. Now Emma and her best friend Logan are determined to figure out what pushed Claire to the edge.

A cool thing about this book is how Emma goes from worrying just about herself, how she'll get from class to class and how she'll get the notes for class -- to worrying about what's really going on with her classmates. If you like books with characters who feel like someone who might walk off the page and into the seat behind you in English class, this is the book for you.

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Radio Week: Shake it Out- Florence and the Machines

Friday Lit Spotlight: The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson-- a rave

Up and Coming: She is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

Thriller for your Tuesday: Girl, Stolen by April Henry

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