Author: Lurlene McDaniel
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Kristi of Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: Carley Mattea never expected to become friends with a boy as handsome as Kyle Westin–especially not in the hospital. Seventeen-year-old Kyle was blinded when a chemistry experiment exploded. His doctors don’t know whether he’ll get his vision back, and he’s deeply depressed. Carley understands how miserable it is to be in the hospital. At sixteen, she’s had plenty of experience. But Carley is keeping a secret from Kyle. She knows boys like girls who are pretty–and she’s not. Scarred by a facial deformity, she has always used her sense of humor to cope. But now that she’s become so close to Kyle, she’s worried that if his bandages are removed and he sees her, it will be the end of their relationship. Carley wants what’s best for Kyle. But what will that mean for her?
Ope’s Opinion: This was a very good, easy read. The author made you feel for each of the characters situations. The challenges in each persons life seemed unsurmountable. The story showed that we each have our own issues to deal with. Some seem more difficult then others.
This book shows how we should get to know someone before we judge who they are. You just don’t know how someone ended up in the situation that they are in. Take a second look at that person, give them the time to get to know them.
I am going to read more of Lurlene McDaniel.