I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I seriously devoured this book in a few days. If I had the time I would have been able to finish this in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down. Also, that cover is so pretty! I cannot wait to get the book and paint the edges bright colors! It’s always nice to get a break and read some good contemporary books. This book had the perfect amount of cuteness but was also very touching because of the issues it dealt with. This was a great story and one that will stay with me for a while.
We follow 16-year-old Tessa. She has a blog that she writes poetry on and connects with other bloggers. Tessa is in a car accident that causes her to lose her sight. The doctors say it’s temporary and should last up to 100 days. Even though it’s only temporary Tessa is not handling it very well. But honestly, who would. To wake up without sight after being in a car accident would be super traumatizing. She is struggling with trying to be happy amid this event, but her grandparents really want to help her get back to some kind of normalcy. Her grandfather decides to put an ad in the paper for someone to help her get back to her blog. Tessa is not very happy with it because she feels like she has no reason to write until she gets her sight back.
Weston, our other MC, ends up answering to Tessa’s grandfather's ad and wants to help. He feels that not only can he help with her blog and do the work needed, but that he can help her with what she is dealing with. Weston is no ordinary boy. He is legless from the knees down. So he has an idea of what Tessa is going through. He just doesn’t want her grandparents to mention the no leg situation with her, which they gladly adhere to. Of course, Tessa wants nothing to do with Weston. She feels like he is rude, and way too optimistic, and has no idea what she is going through. You would think this would make Weston quit, but he actually loves being treated like a regular person.
Watching their friendship/relationship grow over all the days of Tessa being blind was so sweet. It was the perfect pace! I really loved both these characters from the beginning. Even though Tessa was down and out she grew so much while being blind and was super likable. I liked Weston from page one and loved his love for his family and his strength in trying times and his positive outlook on life.
I definitely recommend this book! It was a great read, with great characters and an awesome story. As many books as I have read about mental illness and the struggles of it, this may be the first book I've read that dealt with physical disabilities and those struggles. I know you will love this book, so hurry and go read it, and then comment so we can chat about it!