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By Joanna H. Kraus, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Blind teen probes a friend's death in compelling tale.

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The first third of BLIND, in which Emma is furious at the world, drags as she goes through being what she calls the "poor blind kid." However, this portion is filled with well-researched details (author Rachel DeWoskin learned braille and conducted research at the Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired) and gives readers an understanding of all she has to deal with in her new reality.

Once the plot kicks in and Emma gains enough self-confidence to stop hiding from the world, she organizes a meeting of the kids from her high school to discuss their friend's drowning. The novel is compassionate and often compelling.

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