Not If I See You First

by Eric Lindstrom

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LoveReading View on Not If I See You First

An incredibly uplifting, thought-provoking and sharply beautiful debut. Once I started reading, I didn’t, actually couldn’t, stop. When I turned the last page I could quite easily have turned back to the beginning and started all over again. The first chapter smashed into my senses, sending them reeling, from then on in I was completely and totally engaged. Within a few pages you get a feel for the type of person Parker is, she’s different, and not just because of the obvious reason, but because she feels so real it almost hurts. Eric Lindstrom has created a wonderfully spiky and courageous character in Parker, as she tells her story you can hear her voice and picture every second as her personality bursts from the pages. With sharp kicks of wit and hugs of compassion ‘Not If I See You First’ is a wonderful read and I highly recommend it. ~ Liz Robinson

Liz Robinson

Not If I See You First Synopsis

The sensational debut YA of 2016 that everyone will be talking about. Parker Grant doesn't need perfect vision to see right through you. That's why she created the Rules: Don't treat her any differently just because she's blind, and never take advantage. There will be no second chances. When Scott Kilpatrick, the boy who broke her heart, suddenly reappears at school, Parker knows there's only one way to react - shun him so hard it hurts. She has enough to deal with already, like trying out for the track team, handing out tough-love advice to her painfully naive classmates, and giving herself gold stars for every day she hasn't cried since her dad's death. But avoiding her past quickly proves impossible, and the more Parker learns about what really happened - both with Scott, and her dad - the more she starts to question if things are always as they seem. Not If I See You First illuminates those blind spots that we all have in life, whether visually impaired or not.

Not If I See You First Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Kezia Deakin - 'In every chapter of this refreshing read, Parker chips away at any misconceptions I ever had about those who are visually impaired, with her determination, wittiness, and blunt attitude.'
  • Sarah Ismail - 'The author created a teenage girl as a defensive person, but Parker is humorously sarcastic, particularly when she reacts to other characters that irritate her...I would give the story 4 stars out of 5.'
  • Bethan Scarr - 'You will love Parker from the first page and will become absorbed in her life and feel lost at the last page.'
  • Francesca Hughes - 'If you can't go to a theme park, pick up this novel. It’s a perfect emotional rollercoaster of laughs, tears, shocks, drama, friendship and romance!'
  • Vicky Sheldon - 'Overall I think it is a very thought provoking story and really makes you think about what it means to have a disability.'
  • Susie Holm - 'A compelling story that flows beautifully, containing interesting and pivotal characters. Set in a relatable family backdrop, in which a blind teenage girl brings a fresh outlook to any reader.'
  • Megan Chambers - 'Not If I See You First is an absolutely amazing book. I loved every second of it and could not put it down! I would recommend it to anyone.'
  • Edel Waugh - 'We get to see accurately how much someone without sight has to manage their life and it made me care even more about Parker as my own granddad was blind...I really enjoyed this!'
  • Aimee Sweet - 'Not if I See You First is an extraordinary novel with messages that stayed with me long after I put it down.'
  • Alex McCalla - 'This book is such an inspirational book. I picked this book up when I had finished reading my recent book and it was so good I couldn't put it down! Deserves 5 stars!' 
  • Sophia Ufton - 'Wow, amazing story.... Ended too soon.'
  • Amelia Corrick-Gough - 'This book was amazing! It kept me hooked until the final word of the final paragraph! Parker is an inspiration to all those who feel they can't do something.'
  • Maddy Faulkner - 'This is a book about a young girl who is unfortunately blind. She's sick of being treated differently for being blind. Then someone from her past arrives and she struggles to cope.'
  • Farah Alam - 'I just didn't enjoy this book but it is a quick read.'

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ISBN: 9780008146306
Publication date: 31/12/2015
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9780008146306
Publication date: 31st December 2015
Author: Eric Lindstrom
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Reader Reviewed Books, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites,
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About Eric Lindstrom

Novelist Eric Lindstrom is a veteran of the interactive entertainment industry. His writing has been nominated for a BAFTA award for Best Videogame Screenplay in Tomb Raider: Underworld. Not if I See You First was his debut novel, and A Tragic Kind of Wonderful his highly anticipated second novel. 

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