Blind is a young adult novel that takes the reader into the world of Emma Silver, a 14 year old girl, who is permanently blinded by a freak accident. Her once safe and secure world is shattered and becomes a dark, scary place, despite the fact that she is surrounded by loving family and friends.
And to add to Emma’s anxiety, just as she is about to enter Gr. 10, one of her classmates is found dead, in an apparent suicide. Emma tries to work through her fears and untangle what happened to her classmate and why, in order to discover what makes life worth living.
Rachel DeWoskin does an excellent job of utterly absorbing the reader into the life and experience of Emma Silver, describing life lived with four heightened senses instead of five.