Waiting on Wednesday: Blind Spot

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Summary from Goodreads:

There’s none so blind as they that won’t see.

Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farni’s body floated to the surface of Alaska’s Birch River six months after the night she disappeared.
The night Roz Hart had a fight with her.
The night Roz can’t remember.
Roz, who struggles with macular degeneration, is used to assembling fragments to make sense of the world around her. But this time it’s her memory that needs piecing together—to clear her name . . . to find a murderer. This unflinchingly emotional novel is written in the powerful first-person voice of a legally blind teen who just wants to be like everyone else.

Debut novelist Laura Ellen’s own experiences with macular degeneration add powerful authenticity to this suspenseful and emotional page-turner for teens.


Blind Spot by Laura Ellen will be released by Harcourt Children’s Books on October 22, 2012.

The author’s experiences as a legally blind woman who grew up in Alaska may have contributed to her story, but I certainly hope the rest is pure fiction! This murder mystery sounds incredibly compelling.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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