Tuesday, November 16, 2010
TBR Tuesday (7): Blindsided
I have a lot of books I've bought or received in a fury of excitement, only to have them languish on the shelves. This is one of those books.
by Priscilla Cummings
In many ways, Natalie O’Reilly is a typical fourteenyear- old girl. But a routine visit to the eye doctor produces devastating news: Natalie will lose her sight within a few short months. Suddenly her world is turned upside down. Natalie is sent to a school for the blind to learn skills such as Braille and how to use a cane. Outwardly, she does as she’s told; inwardly, she hopes for a miracle that will free her from a dreaded life of blindness. But the miracle does not come, and Natalie ultimately must confront every blind person’s dilemma. Will she go home to live scared? Or will she embrace the skills she needs to make it in a world without sight?
I picked this one up at ALA on pure I-need-that-coverness, thinking that it looked dystopianish. Which obviously it's not. But I'm still excited to read it when I get the chance to work it in. It just has happened yet, and I'm afraid it slips a little lower on the pile as each day passes...
So, what do you guys think? Anyone read this? What's on your tbr pile?