Give me a intelligent, flawed, smart aleck, female main character and I’ll love your book forever. Eric Lindstrom did that with Not If I See You First, and I love him for it.
Parker Grant is blind. She lost her sight (and her mom) in a car accident when she was seven. Since then, it’s just been her and her dad. She is independent to a fault and when her dad dies in his sleep one night, seventeen-year-old Parker has lost her family and her bearings. Her aunt and family move into her house and, three months later, our story begins as Parker heads back to school, friends, and running.
As the story progresses, you see just how hurt Parker is and how many people she has pushed out of her life because of fear. She’s smart and independent, but completely ignorant to the way she is hurting herself with her rules and requirements for anyone who wants to get close to her.
I thoroughly enjoyed Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom. It’s engaging, entertaining, and a little heartbreaking. I can’t wait to tell my students to read this book—they’re going to love it, and I’m guessing, you probably will too.