Waiting on Wednesday: Blindsided

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

This week’s pick is Blindsided by Priscilla Cummings, which comes out tomorrow. I have to admit that going blind is one of my biggest fears; I have pretty poor vision to begin with, and I’m terrified of losing what I’ve got. I’m not sure this book is going to be the best for my mental stability, but it does sound really good.

In many ways, Natalie O’Reilly is a typical fourteen-year- 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?–From Amazon


One Response to "Waiting on Wednesday: Blindsided"

  • I’m curious as to how this one will turn out – I want to see where it goes, though. =)

    1 Nicole said this (July 7, 2010 at 7:26 AM)