Review: The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis

Title: The One Thing

Author: Marci Lyn Curtis

Pages: 336 Pages

Publisher: Hyperion Teens

The Blurb

Maggie Sanders might be blind but she won’t invite anyone 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. After a while, Maggie starts to realise that losing her sight doesn’t have to mean losing everything she has dreamed of. 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.

The Review

I love YA Fiction. I know, I know, I go on and on about how good it is but man it really is kicking book behind on the quirky storyline front.

The One Thing is about teenager Maggie. Maggie has been dealt a rough hand; six month ago she contracted Meningitis and subsequently has become blind. Maggie has been robbed of her sight and she isn’t taking it well. However, a chance fall on a slippery fall and Maggie starts to be able to see again…sort of.

As far as stories go the premise of The One Thing seems pretty farfetched however when you read The One Thing you don’t feel like it is contrived. You believe totally that this is happening to Maggie. You desperately want her to be able to see again. It is hard not to feel sympathetic for Maggie.

Tackling to subject of disabilities is always difficult but Marci Lyn Curtis takes on the challenge with courage and dignity. It was a pleasure to read and I could not put it down.

The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis is available now.

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35 Stars

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