By Laura Ellen
Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780547763446, 336pp.
Publication Date: October 23, 2012
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"There's none so blind as they that won t see."
Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farni's body floated to the surface of Alaska's Birch River six months after the night she disappeared. The night Roz Hart had a fight with her. The night Roz can t remember. Roz, who struggles with macular degeneration, is used to assembling fragments to make sense of the world around her. But this time it's her memory that needs piecing together to clear her name . . . to find a murderer. This unflinchingly emotional novel is written in the powerful first-person voice of a legally blind teen who just wants to be like everyone else.
Laura Ellen was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, and now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband, three children, and a dog. Legally blind, Laura drew upon her own life in her portrayal of Roz. Blind Spot is her first novel. Visit her website at www.lauraellenbooks.com.
"Action-packed . . . Through the teen's gripping first-person viewpoint, the mystery and romance universalize the struggle to discover and confront the truth."—Booklist