Not If I See You First is the first book I've read by Eric Lindstrom. I'm 100% over the teens dying books, so I was happy to see that this wasn't one. Parker is blind, but she's also a kick ass strong chick, which I love. And the book doesn't go a typical route in the storytelling, which is refreshing.
My rating: 5 stars
Summary from goodreads:
Don’t deceive me. Ever. Especially using my blindness. Especially in public.
Don’t help me unless I ask. Otherwise you're just getting in my way or bothering me.
Don’t be weird. Seriously, other than having my eyes closed all the time, I’m just like you only smarter.
Grant doesn’t need 20/20 vision to see right through you. That’s why
she created the Rules: Don’t treat her any differently just because
she’s blind, and never take advantage. There will be no second chances. Just ask Scott Kilpatrick, the boy who broke her heart.
Scott suddenly reappears in her life after being gone for years, Parker
knows there’s only one way to react—shun him so hard it hurts. She has
enough on her mind already, like trying out for the track team (that’s
right, her eyes don’t work but her legs still do), doling out tough-love
advice to her painfully naive classmates, and giving herself gold stars
for every day she hasn’t cried since her dad’s death three months ago.
But avoiding her past quickly proves impossible, and the more Parker
learns about what really happened—both with Scott, and her dad—the more
she starts to question if things are always as they seem. Maybe, just
maybe, some Rules are meant to be broken.
Combining a fiercely engaging voice with true heart, debut author Eric Lindstrom’s Not If I See You First illuminates those blind spots that we all have in life, whether visually impaired or not.