Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (12)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we "can't-wait-to-read".

Blindsided by Priscilla Cummings
Release date: July 8th 2010

Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

In many ways, Natalie O’Reilly is a typical fourteenyear- 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?

Wow this really does sound amazing! I haven't really read any books about this subject, so I think it will be quite refreshing. And I absolutely love the cover :D

17 comments:

Jami said...

Wow! This looks like it will be a pretty powerful read. I love the premise. Thanks for sharing! I'm gonna go add to my Goodreads now. :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Wow. Poor girl. Awesome pick.

Girl on a Mission said...

Gee that's heavy. The cover is awesome and the summary is finally something different. I'll be adding this to my tbr. Thanks for sharing!

Erika said...

wow. poor natalie! :( sounds like a compelling story, though :) and the cover is a beauty!

here's my pick for the week :)

Book Crazy Jenn said...

Wow this sounds amazing - I have not heard of it before, off to add it to my goodreads wish list, thanks for pointing it out!

Alayne said...

Great pick. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

Tez said...

Sounds good! Sounds original, as well.
*adds to Goodreads "To Read" shelf*

Christina/Book Addict said...

Wow! I agree--interesting premise! Great pick!

Little Miss Becky :) said...

Wow,adding this one to my wishlist immediately! It sounds incredible!

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

This books sounds really good. I haven't read a book about a blind person, either. I can't imagine what it would be like to no longer have sight. Great pick!

Jan von Harz said...

This sounds awesome and a new title for me which I love finding on WoWs Thanks.

Serpentine Librarian said...

Blindsided has a very interesting premise. There aren't that many books about young people who lose their sight. This is definitely going on my TBR list.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Hi Sara,
I saw your comment over at the Compulsive Reader. Come join my verse novel challenge!

http://carolinebyline.blogspot.com/2010/04/verse-novel-challenge.html

Krista/Tower of Books said...

This is an interesting premise!

Steph said...

This sounds like a unique, compelling novel. Nice pick!

Michelle said...

Oh cool! I hadn't seen the cover for this one. I think it sounds so so good. Great pick Sara! :D

Bere said...

Wow! Awesome pick, Sara! This one definitely sounds amazing. I'll have to keep an eye out for this one. The cover is really great! Thanks Sara =)