Monday, September 7, 2015

Review: The One Thing

Title: The One Thing
Author: Marci Lyn Curtis
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Year published: 2015
How I got this book: I got this as an arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
My rating: 5 stars

NetGalley synopsis:

Maggie Sanders might be blind, but she won't invite anyne to her pity party. Ever since losing her sight six months ago. Maggie's rebellious streak has taken on a life of its own, culminating with an elaborate school prank. Maggie called it genius. The judge called it illegal.

Now Maggie has a probation officer. But she isn't interested in rehabilitation, not when she's still mourning the loss of her professional-soccer dreams, and furioius at her so-called friends, who lost interest in her as soon as she could no longer lead the team to victory.

Then Maggie's whole world is turned upside down. Somehow, incredibly, she can see again. But only one person: Ben, a precocious ten-year-old unlike anyone she's ever met. Ben's life isn't easy, but he doesn't see limits, only possibilities. Agter awhile, Maggie starts to realize that losing her sight doesn't have to mean losing everything she dreamed of. Even if what she's currently dreaming of is Mason Milton, the magnetic lead singer of Maggie's new favorite band, who just happens to be Ben's brother. 

But when she learns the real reason she can see Ben, Maggie must find the courage to face a once-unimaginable future...before she loses everything she has grown to love.

My thoughts:
I don't even know how to start this review, I have so many feelings about this book. I absolutely loved it, and read it all in one day, staying up late even though I had school the next morning.

This book was everything I wanted it to be, and so much more. The characters were so well written and realistic, especially Maggie. I felt like I could really relate to her, even though I've obviously never been blind. I felt sorry for her, and I feel like I'm somewhat closer to understanding what it's like to not be able to see.

I would love to write page after page about this book, but it can all be summed up quote shortly: Read this book, it's amazing. It's funny, hearbreaking and heartwarming. I loved it so much that I'm probably going to buy a copy, just so I can have the physical book. And I'm definitely recommending this to all of my friends, and you as well!

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