Love and First Sight

ISBN9780316305358
PublisherHACHETTE BOOK GROUP
Published2017/01/03
Pages 288
AuthorJosh Sundquist
FormatHardcover
Weight0.42 Kg.
Height8.8 in.
Width6.0 in.
Depth1.2 in.

Love and First Sight

Josh Sundquist

Hardcover

2017/01/03

In his debut novel, YouTube personality and author of We Should Hang Out Sometime Josh Sundquist explores the nature of love, trust, and romantic attraction.
 
 
On his first day at a new school, blind sixteen-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria, and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High school can only go up from here, right?
 
 
As Will starts to find his footing, he develops a crush on a charming, quiet girl named Cecily. Then an unprecedented opportunity arises: an experimental surgery that could give Will eyesight for the first time in his life. But learning to see is more difficult than Will ever imagined, and he soon discovers that the sighted world has been keeping secrets. It turns out Cecily doesn't meet traditional definitions of beauty--in fact, everything he'd heard about her appearance was a lie engineered by their so-called friends to get the two of them together. Does it matter what Cecily looks like? No, not really. But then why does Will feel so betrayed?
 
Told with humor and breathtaking poignancy, Love and First Sight is a story about how we related to each other and the world around us.

Love and First Sight

Josh Sundquist

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Information

ISBN9780316305358
PublisherHACHETTE BOOK GROUP
Published2017/01/03
Pages 288
AuthorJosh Sundquist
FormatHardcover
Weight0.42 Kg.
Height8.8 in.
Width6.0 in.
Depth1.2 in.

Synopsis

In his debut novel, YouTube personality and author of We Should Hang Out Sometime Josh Sundquist explores the nature of love, trust, and romantic attraction.
 
 
On his first day at a new school, blind sixteen-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria, and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High school can only go up from here, right?
 
 
As Will starts to find his footing, he develops a crush on a charming, quiet girl named Cecily. Then an unprecedented opportunity arises: an experimental surgery that could give Will eyesight for the first time in his life. But learning to see is more difficult than Will ever imagined, and he soon discovers that the sighted world has been keeping secrets. It turns out Cecily doesn't meet traditional definitions of beauty--in fact, everything he'd heard about her appearance was a lie engineered by their so-called friends to get the two of them together. Does it matter what Cecily looks like? No, not really. But then why does Will feel so betrayed?
 
Told with humor and breathtaking poignancy, Love and First Sight is a story about how we related to each other and the world around us.

Editorial Reviews

"Sensitively explores disability and its influence on identity...The juxtaposition of blindness with (not) judging by appearances is common, but the author gives depth to the trope by highlighting the betrayal Will feels at the exploitation of his blindness. Thought-provoking and insightful."

– Kirkus Reviews

"Sundquist writes eloquently about what it might be like for someone who was born blind to be given sight. He explores the physical, emotional, and psychological ramifications of Will's change in a thoughtful and evocative manner, providing readers with a fresh perspective on how humans interact with each other and the world around them."

– Publishers Weekly