Review of Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom


Review: I had the best time reading this book, mostly because of the cover. I had no real clue why it was that way or what the book was even about. But just starting it and reading more and more into the life of Parker. I fell a little more into love with her character and her personality. And what a personality it is.

The more you get into this book the more The Rules, the cover, and the title of the book you understand. Once you get all of those, the book could not get any better.

I have never read about blindness before, I have read about being deaf and just a couple young adult novels about it. But this book showed me and taught me so much that I had no clue about. I know this has already been said a million, million times already this year. But we really do needs diverse books in the young adult book world ( or just world period).

Because this book opened my eye to what we are lacking in the book community that we so dearly need. This book was so great and amazing I can already see the movie being made for it.

4 out of 5 stars.

310 pages. ARC ( Advanced Reading Copy).

Young Adult. Romance. Contemporary. Realistic Fiction. Disability.

Published by Poppy.


The Rules:

Don’t deceive me. Ever. Especially using my blindness. Especially in public.

Don’t help me unless I ask. Otherwise you’re just getting in my way or bothering me.

Don’t be weird. Seriously, other than having my eyes closed all the time, I’m just like you only smarter.

Parker Grant doesn’t need 20/20 vision to see right through you. That’s why she created the Rules: Don’t treat her any differently just because she’s blind, and never take advantage. There will be no second chances. Just ask Scott Kilpatrick, the boy who broke her heart.

When Scott suddenly reappears in her life after being gone for years, Parker knows there’s only one way to react-shun him so hard it hurts. She has enough on her mind already, like trying out for the track team (that’s right, her eyes don’t work but her legs still do), doling out tough-love advice to her painfully naive classmates, and giving herself gold stars for every day she hasn’t cried since her dad’s death three months ago. But avoiding her past quickly proves impossible, and the more Parker learns about what really happened–both with Scott, and her dad–the more she starts to question if things are always as they seem. Maybe, just maybe, some Rules are meant to be broken.

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