Waiting on Wednesday (8)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom
Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary
Page Length: 320 pages
Publisher: Poppy
Publication Date: December 1, 2015

Via Goodreads:

The Rules: 

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. 

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.


This book sounds like an amazing read.  I love books with rules that shouldn't be broken, and I also am intrigued by characters who have to overcome huge difficulties like Parker's.  The story sounds like a heartwarming and fun read while still dealing with themes like death and disability.  Can't wait to get my hands on this one!


  1. This most definitely sounds like an intriguing story!! I love the increase in diverse books that are being published. I've never read a book with a MC that is blind, which makes me want to pick up this book ASAP! Also, the mystery behind the boy and the dad is interesting, and I definitely want to see what's behind that. Parker seems like a tough girl too, which I love. Hopefully this will be a fun read, even if it does deal with some tough topics.

    Thanks so much for sharing, AJ! <33

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

    1. I know, right? I have never read a book with a blind MC either, but I totally agree that diversity is definitely growing in books and it's fantastic! I hope that it will be great read too, and I'd love to hear your thoughts if/when you get around to reading it! :)