23 June 2010

Waiting On Wednesday: Blindness ...

Today I've decided to spotlight two YA novels that I've recently come across - and they happen to tackle the same subject (in a different way, obviously): blindness. Yes, they both sound terrifying, but I can't help finding them rather interesting too ... What do you think?

BLINDSIDED
by Priscilla Cummings
[8th July 2010]
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?

GIRL, STOLEN
by April Henry
[28 September 2010]
Sixteen year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mom fills her prescription at the pharmacy. Before Cheyenne realizes what's happening, their car is being stolen--with her inside! Griffin hadn’t meant to kidnap Cheyenne, all he needed to do was steal a car for the others. But once Griffin's dad finds out that Cheyenne’s father is the president of a powerful corporation, everything changes—now there’s a reason to keep her. What Griffin doesn’t know is that Cheyenne is not only sick with pneumonia, she is blind. How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare, and if she does, at what price?

14 comments:

Brianne said...

It would be interesting to read them in first person. To be in the body of someone without sight. It's scary but oddly interesting.
I'm wondering, do you know if they're in first or third person? Blindsided sounds like it would be first, but I could be wrong... Hmm..

Interesting picks!

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Hi, Brianne - yes, I absolutely agree with you, first person narration would be great, but I've done some research and it appears that Blindsided is written in the third person: http://www.priscillacummings.com/Excerpts/Blindsided_Excerpt.pdf Hmm, not sure how I feel about that, but the book still sounds interesting, albeit horrifying!

Sara said...

Both of these sound amazing and unique. Blindsided was my WoW a couple of weeks ago, I can't wait. Wonderful picks (:

Ayesha said...

they both sound amaziing....love hearing of new books i havent heard of yet makes me feel all happy inside hehe

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Great picks! I haven't heard much about either one of them, but they definitely sounds awesome. I'll have to watch these, thanks. :D

brandileigh2003 said...

These sounds awesome!

mary kate said...

Wow these books sound great! I can't wait to read them.

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Emidy said...

Wow, wow, wow! Those are awesome picks. They're both destined to be great hits!

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

Thank you so much for pointing out these two books! I am SO putting them on my TBR list.

reederreads said...

The premise of Girl Stolen sounds great - thanks for the tip! :)

I Want To Read That said...

ooh these both sound ace! Adding them to my wishlist now:)

Nina said...

They both sound very nice. But I do like the first one better. Maybe it's because of the cover, wow, talk about coverlove. :) I never read a book about adults/young adults that has lost their eyesight. Sounds really good!

Sabrina @ about happy books said...

Great choices, especially "Blindsided" sounds great.


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