Blindsided

Blindsided

Book - 2010
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After years of failing eyesight, fourteen-year-old Natalie reluctantly enters a school for the blind, where in spite of her initial resistance she learns the skills that will help her survive in the sighted world.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780525421610
0525421610
Characteristics: 226 p. ; 22 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 28, 2017

14 year old Natalie O'Reilly was born without an iris. At the age of eight, she started to lose her peripheral vision. As she got older, she had to got through more surgeries for her eyes. Natalie hears the bad news that her sight will be gone permanently in a few months and so she has to go through a journey of staying in a school for the blind. This book is about the struggles of a teenage girl going blind. I really enjoyed this book, but it had a sad tale to it. Natalie always has hope in everything and she hopes for a miracle that her vision might return. I recommend it to anyone who's looking for a great book to read about a girl who has to face the future, even with a disability. Natalie is scared of going blind, she doesn't want people to look at her and think that she has a disability. At her new school, she learns how to read braille and how to use a cane. She also ends up making some good friends, who help her out and give her great moral support. Great book! 5/5 stars
- @AquafinaAstro of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

And here is another heartbreaker that will really broaden your perspective of what it is like to have to adapt to a life long ailment. This story of a young girl having to cope with a bit of time left, before she can no longer see, really tugs at your heartstrings. Her struggles of confusion and unwillingness to change really relate to maybe some people out there, who just don't want to come to reality. She eventually does, and finds that "hey, maybe life isn't going to be as put out as it is to be." The world was not going to stop turning for her, as harsh as that is, and she learns to accept that. Truly a motivational story. 5/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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heba_sajid35467
Apr 13, 2017

This was actually a really good and interesting book to read. The journey of a girl who is slowly losing her sight, and she has to go to a school for the blind.

angelalicanada Oct 23, 2013

a very sad book. but it's a very good book.

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Ellen430
Feb 24, 2011

This book is a really sad book. Overall it is really slow. You can predict most of the outcomes. The only reason I read this book is because I was wondering what being blind would be like. Other than that this book deserves 3 stars :D

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angelalicanada Oct 23, 2013

angelalicanada thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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