A Blind Spot for Boys (Hardcover)

By Justina Chen

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316102537, 336pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 2014

List Price: 18.00*
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Description

"A great photo knocks your heart open. So give some thought to that. What knocks your heart open."

Sixteen-year-old Shana is officially on a Boy Moratorium. After a devastating breakup, she decides it's time to end the plague of Mr. Wrongs and devote herself to her true passion: photography.

Enter Quattro, the undeniably intriguing lacrosse player who slams into Shana one morning in Seattle. Sparks don't simply fly; they ignite--and so does Shana's interest. But just as she's about to rethink her ban on boys, she receives crushing news: Her dad is going blind.

Shana and her parents vow to make the most of the time her father has left to see, so they plan a photo safari to Machu Picchu. But even as Shana travels away from Quattro, she can't get him out of her mind.

Love and loss, humor and heartbreak collide in this new novel from acclaimed author Justina Chen.


About the Author

Justina Chen is the author of Return to Me, North of Beautiful, Girl Overboard, and Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies). While the Pacific Northwest is her home base, Justina feels equally at home wherever she goes with her pen, journal, and coconut black tea. Her website is justinachen.com.


Praise For A Blind Spot for Boys

"A Blind Spot for Boys uses sarcasm and humor to address the age-old conflict of love and trust. Told from Shana's perspective, readers gain insight into the fears and insecurities that plague adolescents after traumatic break-ups."—VOYA

"Chen, author of the smart and serious North of Beautiful, finds similar ground here: an emotional and beautiful story, with hints of budding romance mixed in with the touching realism."—Booklist

"Chen created the kind of vivid characters and strong emotion that featured so prominently in North of Beautiful, along with unexpected moments of action and danger, and descriptions that make the Andean setting come to life."—Publishers Weekly

"A book that will appeal to readers who enjoy a side of adventure with their heartache."—School Library Journal