Hey guys, I wrote this post for Barnes & Noble but unfortunately there weren’t enough contributors to the list so it was cut. Here is my post in all it’s unaired and unedited glory.
The book I’m most thankful for this year is Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist. I read this book back in January and totally fell in love with Will Porter and all his awkwardness. Before reading the book, the bias of the sighted world never occurred to me. I’m not going to lie, I take my perfect vision for granted. Will, who was born blind has never had the same privilege. I describe things in colours and shapes that Will would never understand because he’s never seen them. Perspective and distance, concepts important to my life are non-existent in his. And yet Will Porter is just as happy as me if not happier. Beauty and wealth don’t matter to him because he can’t see. I am so grateful to Sundquist for writing this book because it’s a memorable one which I will be eternally grateful for.
If you want to check out the original review I wrote for Love and First Sight you can click here to check it out on the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog.
I hope all of you had an amazing Thanksgiving! What are you most thankful for this year?
I hope you’re all having a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you haven’t already, I would definitely check out the Barnes and Noble Young Adults Thanskgiving Post to find out which book I’m thankful for.
When I was asked to write that post, the editor didn’t give me a choice of writing about anything other than one book in particular but if I’m going to be honest, it’s the strong female characters in the picture below that I’m most thankful for.
It was a dreary Monday
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night during my sixth year of schooling. My family had been snowed in and I had just finished the fourth Percy Jackson novel. The Battle of the Labyrinth had left me all kinds of hungover and I couldn’t help but scour the internet for Percabeth fan art before delving into the last book. That’s when I stumbled across this picture.
There was a sort of subdued elegance captured within the picture that I couldn’t deny. Annabeth Chase was the only character with whom I was familiar but I just had to know who the other women in the picture were. If they were anything like Annabeth, I knew I would grow to love them.
I quickly got my hands on Wings, Shiver, and The Fault in Our Stars. Each book was more rewarding than the last and the strong female characters made them all the more worthwhile.
This picture and the women in it, are what I’m most thankful for this year. What are you most thankful for? Drop me a comment below.