NOT IF I SEE YOU FIRST BY ERIC LINDSTROM BOOK REVIEW!!
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.
This book was very different to anything I’ve ever really read. Reading from the point of view of a girl who is blind was very different and very eye opening for me to read about because you get to see what it would feel like to be blind, so much so that you feel like you are the main character and you are going through everything as them.
The main protagonist of this book was also very well written, Parker wasn’t likeable immediately like every other protagonist that you read about in Young Adult, she was realistic and I really liked that about her. Parker also went through a lot of character development throughout the book which was really well written.
Overall I loved the whole plot and all the characters in this book a lot and they really stand out to me. I would recommend this book to everyone that loves to read really different and individual books that have very meaningful and inspiring points in them.
STAR RATING: 4 out of 5 stars