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?
This book kind of didn’t go the way I thought it would. But then again, it kind of did. If that makes any sense at all?
Will is exactly like how I imagined him. He’s witty and can take jokes about being blind. He’s also misunderstood by most because he is blind. He’s very underestimated.
He decides to go to a mainstream school to help him basically become a mainstream teenager. He doesn’t want to go to school with the blind anymore. He wants to blossom out into the world.
It goes the way he wants, for the most part. He makes new friends and even an almost girlfriend.
Cecily is not who his friends said she was. They didn’t quite explain to him about her looks correctly. They intentionally left out one major thing.
From the synopsis, I thought he would have freaked out more than he did. I honestly thought looks were going to be really important to him.
I should have known better. I think that’s why the synopsis is a bit misleading.
I feel like this book could have been better. Especially after he gets his surgery. It was kind of slow paced and pretty boring at times.
I loved the idea of the book though!!