Love and First Sight

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.42 hours)
Product Number: Z100122794
Released: Feb 17, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781478944591
Narrator/s: Pat Young
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Description

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 relate to each other and the world around us.

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Author(s): Josh Sundquist
Original Publish Date: Jan 03, 2017

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Author(s): Josh Sundquist
Product Number EB00670197
Released: Jan 03, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316305372

Professional reviews

"Narrator Pat Young delivers this audiobook about our senses and how we interpret them. Sixteen-year-old Will, blind from birth, enters a mainstream public school for the first time and, in rapid succession, finds a strong coterie of pals, discovers friendship with a bright and troubled girl who is a photographer, undergoes experimental surgery on his eyes, and faces losing his newly gained vision. Young's voicing of the story's cast--Will's hovering mother, his insightful English teacher, the kids on the quiz team--enhances Sundquist's deft characterizations. In the audio format, the accounts of Will's world encourage listeners to reflect on their own sensory awareness. Add the well-developed romantic theme, and this is a perfect listening experience. F.M.R.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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