Friday, August 11, 2017

The One Thing

By; Marci Lyn Curtis
32596137Location: FIC CUR
Genre: Contemporary- Youth Fiction, Sight Impaired

Maggie called it genius. The Judge called it illegal!

"A soaring tale of life and love, of sacrifice and renewal, and learning to see people as they really are.

I often wonder what I would do if I just all of a sudden became blind.  What would be the biggest hurdle for me, no more hockey, no more walks in nature that I could stash away in my brain photo album. No more seeing faces of those that I love and the expressions they give, never being able to see my grandchildren. No more travel in places like India and Africa-. Does blindness rob you of all life, or is there something worth fighting for to enable you to make good decisions for the future...

Maggie Sanders might be blind, but she won't invite anyone to her pity party. Ever since losing her sight six months ago, Maggie’s rebellious streak has taken on a life of its own, culminating with an elaborate school prank. Maggie called it genius. The judge called it illegal.

Now Maggie has a probation officer. But she isn't interested in rehabilitation, not when she’s still mourning the loss of her professional soccer dreams, and furious at her so-called friends, who lost interest in her as soon as she could no longer lead the team to victory.

When Maggie first meets Ben, she thinks she can add "crazy" to her list of problems. But the precocious ten-year-old isn’t a hallucination. Maggie can actually see him. She immediately befriends the kid, desperate for any chance to see again.

It turns out Ben’s older brother is the compelling Mason Milton, lead singer of Maggie’s favorite band. Music is the first thing that has made Maggie feel alive since losing her sight. But when she learns the real reason she can see Ben, Maggie must find the courage to face a once-unimaginable future...before she loses everything she has grown to love.

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