Parker Grant doesn't need perfect vision to see right through you. That's why she created the Rules: Don't treat her any differently just because she's blind, and never take advantage. There will be no second chances. When Scott Kilpatrick, the boy who broke her heart, suddenly reappears at school, Parker knows there's only one way to react – shun him so hard it hurts. She has enough to deal with already, like trying out for the track team, handing out tough-love advice to her painfully naive classmates, and giving herself gold stars for every day she hasn't cried since her dad's death. But avoiding her past quickly proves impossible, and the more Parker learns about what really happened – both with Scott, and her dad – the more she starts to question if things are always as they seem. Combining a fiercely engaging voice with true heart, Not If I See You First illuminates those blind spots that we all have in life, whether visually impaired or not.
So in January, Harper gave me this book to review and I thought it would be interesting (because who doesn't like to experiment with their reads?) Trust me, I've been literally trying so hard to pick it up and read it over the two months, but I decided to give up because I knew that it wasn't working for me :(
This novel was about a girl named Parker and her life, her ex-boyfriend and her family. It was so hard for me to read because it just seemed like all the plot was not sinking in my head and that I really getting into any of it. The blurb was really interesting for me so I had really high expectations- but instead I was disappointed throughout the many pages of the 407. It was hard to relate to her, and she seemed rather prickly and stubborn, so as a reader I couldn't "follow" her story well. She never gave anyone a second chance and she had a list of rules that everyone had to follow. In my opinion, I wouldn't want to be friends with someone who had a list of rules to follow in order to be their friend. I get that there would be unwritten rules in our day-to-day life like be respectful, be nice etc, but Parker had taken this to a whole new level.
I would of wanted to say that this was a "good" book but it didn't work for me. Hopefully some time later I will try to read it and perhaps I will like it. But in the time of "now", again, I didn't seem to connect to the book and follow it.
I give this book a rating of 1/5 stars.
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Boomerang Books: http://www.boomerangbooks.com.au/Not-If-I-See-You-First/Eric-Lindstrom/book_9780008146313.htm
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