So today I got a book I am really excited about. I loved the author’s first book, which was an autobiography, and I am hoping that his first fiction book will be just as good. The blurb at least screams to me to read it. About a boy who is blind, who gets together with a girl, when he gets his sight back through surgery he finds out that this girl looks nothing as described. What will happen? Will he be able to get over the lies, and the betrayal, or will he stay feeling like that for all time. I can’t wait to see what will happen between these 2, and I am also curious how they will overcome it. I hope they will be able to get over it, I am also curious about how the boy will get used to seeing again. I hope there is enough attention to that, it would be a shame, since this is definitely a part I am curious about.
Of course I also really like the cover. It is simple, but I think that fits the book blurb perfectly. Plus I love the text being in gradient.
On his first day at a new school, blind sixteen-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria, and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High school can only go up from here, right?
As Will starts to find his footing, he develops a crush on a charming, quiet girl named Cecily. Then an unprecedented opportunity arises: an experimental surgery that could give Will eyesight for the first time in his life. But learning to see is more difficult than Will ever imagined, and he soon discovers that the sighted world has been keeping secrets. It turns out Cecily doesn’t meet traditional definitions of beauty–in fact, everything he’d heard about her appearance was a lie engineered by their so-called friends to get the two of them together. Does it matter what Cecily looks like? No, not really. But then why does Will feel so betrayed?
Told with humor and breathtaking poignancy, Love and First Sight is a story about how we related to each other and the world around us.