Thursday, August 14, 2014

Review: Blind by Rachel DeWoskin

Title: Blind
Author: Rachel DeWoskin
Pages: 416
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Summary: When your life as you know it is taken from you, how do you go on? Imagine this: You are fourteen, watching the fireworks at a 4th of July party, when a rocket backfires into the crowd and strikes your eyes, leaving you blind. In that instant, your life is changed forever. How do you face a future in which all your expectations must be different? You will never see the face of your newborn sister, never learn to drive. Will you ever have a job or fall in love? This is Emma’s story. The drama is in her manysmall victories as she returns to high school in her home town and struggles to define herself and make sense of her life, determined not to be dismissed as a PBK – Poor Blind Kid. This heartfelt and heart wrenching story takes you on Emma’s journey and leaves you with a new understanding of the challenges to be faced when life deals a devastating blow.
Review: I received this book free from Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an honest review.  This storyline had so much potential to be an amazing read, but sadly it didn't meet my expectations. I almost gave up on this book more than once because it was boring and I kept wanting to falling asleep. But I do not, not finish books so I pushed through. I just found there to be so much going on in this book, but nothing actually important or meaningful. There was too much filler for my liking. If the author would have actually described things, since the main character is blind, the book would have been 100% better. The only things that redeemed this story for me were Benji, Spark and Annabelle. But it also pissed me off because 'm sorry, but you don't give a pet away! Oh hey here is this dog that loves me and my family that we have had for a year but I'm getting another one so I'll just give him to you. Umm wrong! Sorry to say it but this book was a flop. I would not recommend it.

About this author

Rachel DeWoskin is the author of Foreign Babes in Beijing, a memoir about her inadvertent notoriety as the star of a Chinese soap opera, and a novel, Repeat After Me. She lives in New York City and Beijing and is at work on her fourth book, Statutory.

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