If it were possible for people to have book soul mates, this would be mine.
Shana's overwhelming creative passion (photography) is like my love of writing (obviously). I do also have a camera, but that's besides the point because I barely know how to use it. Actually, maybe it's not so irrelevant because my late grandma (who's my equivalent of Shana's dad, though Grammy never got cranky no matter how bad things got) was the one who bought me the camera.
Her blindspot for boys is also something I share. I've never dated like she has, but have a bad history of all the WRONG guys liking me.
So, in short?
It's a match made in Heaven. As Shana's mom would say, A Blind Spot for Boys and I have "sine qua non" or for you non-Latin aficionados: "an essential condition; a thing that is absolutely necessary."
About the Book
Title: A Blind Spot for Boys
Author: Justina Chen
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 12, 2014
Shana has always had a blind spot for boys. Can she trust the one who's right in front of her?
Sixteen-year-old Shana Wilde is officially on a Boy Moratorium. After a devastating breakup, she decides it's time to end the plague of Mr. Wrong, Wrong, and More Wrong.
Enter Quattro, the undeniably cute lacrosse player who slams into Shana one morning in Seattle. Sparks don't just fly; they ignite. And so does Shana's interest. Right as she's about to rethink her ban on boys, she receives crushing news: Her dad is going blind. Quattro is quickly forgotten, and Shana and her parents vow to make the most of the time her father has left to see. So they travel to Machu Picchu, and as they begin their trek, they run into none other than Quattro himself. But even as the trip unites them, Quattro pulls away mysteriously... Love and loss, humor and heartbreak collide in this new novel from acclaimed author Justina Chen.
About the Author
Justina Chen is the acclaimed author of young adult novels including A Blind Spot for Boys, Return to Me, North of Beautiful, and Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), which won the Asian Pacific American Award for Youth Literature. She is a co-founder of readergirlz, the online book community for teens, and lives in the Seattle area with her two children.
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I'm a self-published author— because being a college student wasn't hard enough! I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love This Is Us, NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,