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Blindsided by Priscilla Cummings
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Apr 06, 2011

really liked it

Natalie was born with a congenital eye disease, and she knows she will eventually go blind. By the time she is in high school, the disease advances, and her sight quickly fades. It is very hard for her to accept, she is just about to get her driver's license, go to her first prom, and enjoy all of the things teens with normal sight enjoy. Her parents have no choice but to enroll her in a school for the blind. She fights it at first, insisting she'll be fine, but quickly sees, she needs to learn some coping skills, learn braile, learns to walk with a cane, and many other things. On top of this stress, she is given a roommate, Bree, has some very strange behaviors, and talks about her "accident" that caused her blindness. She never tells the story of how it happened. One day Bree leaves campus to meet her boyfriend which is strictly against the school rules. She calls Natalie in a panic to come pick her up (keep in mind they are both blind), and Natalie goes to meet her. Big trouble happens, of course. A great story to try and understand what life is like for someone with no sight and all of the difficulties they face each and every day.
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