Love and First Sight
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Love and First Sight


Love is more than meets the eye.

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 sweet but shy girl named Cecily. And despite his fear that having a girlfriend will make him inherently dependent on someone sighted, the two of them grow closer and closer. 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?

Title:Love and First Sight
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:281 pages

    Love and First Sight Reviews

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Oct 23, 2016

    I’ll have to admit that I did not think I would end up enjoying LOVE AND FIRST SIGHT so much.It’s not like it’s ‘‘mind-blowingly’’ written and I’m normally a little wary of books writt...

  • Stacee
    Dec 01, 2016

    I had enjoyed the other book I read from Josh and I liked the premise, so I was interested right from the start. I liked Will and his group of friends. They were like a band of misfits and the loyalty...

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life)
    Dec 19, 2016

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.I enjoyed reading this book. I was pulled into the story right away by the wonderful characters, an interesting premise, and just the right amount...

  • Kazy
    Dec 21, 2016

    *ARC received from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review*I liked a lot but had some things I just couldn't wrap my head around. 'Seeing' things through Will's eyes was interesting. How he notice...

  • Gina
    Jan 10, 2017

    Full review can be found here: Love and First Sight made me laugh out loud, it made me warm and fuzzy, gave me hope, made me see things in a new way, and also ...

  • Jessica
    Jan 15, 2017

    Disclaimer: I was sent this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.When I first heard of Love and First Sight I didn't think that I would end up enjoying it as much as I did. There is no ...

  • Madison
    Sep 21, 2016

    Love And First Sight is an interesting book that explores the value of sight over really seeing and follows one young man's journey as he discovers the beauty of friendship, family, acceptance and tru...

  • Leah
    Jan 03, 2017

    Probably closer to 3.5 in terms of enjoyment, but I bumped it up because Sundquist did a phenomenal job researching blindness and the tiniest details that come with learning to see. Things I never eve...

  • Kelly
    Dec 01, 2016

    Not as bad as I'd feared - but not as good as I'd hoped.(Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through Netgalley. This review contains clearly marked spoilers.)"A door swings op...

  • Dani
    Jan 13, 2017

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Will is a blind 16 year old transitioning into a mainstream school after years in a safe blind school. If...