Blind Spot by Laura Ellen

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There’s none so blind as they that won’t see.

Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farni’s body floated to the surface of Alaska’s Birch River six months after the night she disappeared. The night Roz Hart had a fight with her. The night Roz can’t remember. Roz, who struggles with macular degeneration, is used to assembling fragments to make sense of the world around her. But this time it’s her memory that needs piecing together—to clear her name . . . to find a murderer.

This unflinchingly emotional novel is written in the powerful first-person voice of a legally blind teen who just wants to be like everyone else.

SPOILER FREE REVIEW

This book was a quite heavy one. Full of teen angst, untrusting adults and a confusing love triangle there were a lot of unexpected plot twists which left me feeling confused. Nonetheless it had a great plot with some great secondary characters. The main charaacter was really confusing. i didn’t really understand some of the decisions she made so I couldn’t really relate to her but she was quite likeable and I sympathized with her throughout the story. I am giving the book a 50% because I have mixed feelings about it. When the main character of a book gets in a bad mood and starts mouthing off to adults, reading from their perspective really get me into their mood and I start to mirror their attitude which is a bad situation to be in so I try to read these kinds of books on my own or else I start snapping at people. So the 50% score is just because of my reaction to it. It was a very good story and I really liked the idea of it, it just had a bad effect on me.

SPOILER TIME

If you haven’t already I’m giving you some space to look away

are you ready?

okay then

WHAT WAS RIGHT WITH IT

GREG! Greg was fantastic! I loved him! I wish Roz had chosen him to begin with but then, we wouldn’t have a story then, would we? I really liked the ending of this book where Detective King stepped in and it turned out the Dellian was the good guy and everybody worked together to bring down the “bad guys” it was AWESOME! I also really liked the structure of the book, how we started before she disappeared then she was missing, then she was dead because it was really interestign to see ow Roz processed each of these things. I also really liked the way which Roz stood up to Dellian

WHAT WAS WRONG WITH IT
Roz. I thought that the plot was great, the secondary characters were well developed but Roz was just so annoying! I think it might be because I can’t understand why she made the decisions she did landing her in jail. I can’t fathom why she didn’t just go to Dellian that first day with Tricia smoking pot in the bathroom. From what we had already been told it seemed completely out of character for her. Another thing I don’t understand is why she didn’t go to the principal straight away about Dellain. Also, surely she must have been called on or spoken to in class and wouldn’t that have appeared on reg’s recordings therefore proof that she was in class? I just couldn’t understand her as a character which enfuriated me. I almost threw this book mutiple times she just had me so frsutrated

MY OPINION AT A GLANCE
Fave Character: Greg (he was just so lovely)
Fave Scene: The scene with Dellian at the library where they discusssed what actually happened that night.
Least Fave Character: Roz (im sorry she just confuses me!)
Fave Quote: I don’t really have one
Rating: 50%

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