Not If I See You FirstPaperback - 2015
Parker 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.
When 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.
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“Parker Grant’s Rule #1: Don’t deceive me. Ever. Especially using my blindness. Especially in public.”
“She said she wasn’t worried about labels. I said that was both wise and foolish. She agreed."
“Did he realize I didn’t recognize his voice? Or did he just know I wouldn’t talk to him, smooth as glass?"
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After the sudden death of her father, strong and sarcastic Parker is forced to deal with relatives who don't understand her and a quickly forming love triangle. On her journey of self-discovery, Parker learns to move on with her life and lead a fulfilling one.
Quirky and sarcastic Parker is at a high point in the lifespan. She's over the unthinkable hurt that she experienced at the hands of her first love and is starting to find closure after her dad's death. Oh, and she's blind. Now, Scott Kilpatrick is making his way through her feelings again, and stuff's about to go down. After all, it's those who never make you question their loyalty that ultimately deserve yours.
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