When Emma Sasha Silver loses her eyesight in a nightmare accident, she must relearn everything from walking across the street to recognizing her own sisters to imagining colors. One of seven children, Emma used to be the invisible kid, but now it seems everyone is watching her. And just as she’s about to start high school and try to recover her friendships and former life, one of her classmates is found dead in an apparent suicide. Fifteen and blind, Emma has to untangle what happened and why—in order to see for herself what makes life worth living.
Unflinching in its portrayal of Emma’s darkest days, yet full of hope and humor, Rachel DeWoskin’s brilliant Blind is one of those rare books that utterly absorbs the reader into the life and experience of another.
About Rachel Dewoskin
Rachel DeWoskin spent her twenties in China as the unlikely star of a nighttime soap opera that inspired her memoir Foreign Babes in Beijing. She has written two novels, Repeat After Me, and Big Girl Small, the coming of age story of a sixteen-year-old with dwarfism. Big Girl Small received the American Library Association’s Alex Award, and Rachel’s conversations with young readers inspired her to write her first YA novel, Blind. Rachel lives in Chicago and Beijing with her husband, playwright Zayd Dohrn, and their two little girls.