21 March 2017

The one thing - Marci Lyn Curtis (a YA book that should come with a warning: tissues are recommended)

young adult contemporary
a few months ago an illness lead to Maggie being blind
it's hard for her to deal with all the changes in her life
destroyed dreams
constant frustration
so much new to learn
not knowing what to do with the future
how to make new plans
how to accept that life has changed completely
that there's no way back
but then all of a sudden she starts to see this one boy
and Maggie is wondering
what the hell is going on
is she hallucinating
or is there a chance that her eyesight is coming back?
when talking about this book in my book haul
I mentioned being worried about something bad happening to one of the main characters
turns out that my feelings were on the right track
in the last third of the book I had to cry several times
but the author was kind enough to give us readers
a beautiful happy ending
an ending that maybe was a bit too perfect
even for my taste
that felt a bit rushed
and the explanation to Maggie being able to see again (at times)
wasn't one that made a lot of sense
at least not for me
but that didn't bother me that much
overall I had a great time with the book
was always excited to read on
to find out what would happen next
I loved accompanying Maggie on her way back to life
was excited when she made another important step
when she decided to stop being passive
and started to actively work on her future
I would definitely recommend "The one thing" to other readers
and I'm excited to find out what the author will publish next. 


  1. I've read books with blind MCs before, but never one who's recently gone blind to due an illness. It sounds like Marci Lyn Curtis does an amazing job portraying the emotional struggle that comes with having to change your life to accommodate a disability. I love a good happy ending, but it's too bad this one felt rushed!

    1. At least there was a happy ending, otherwise my poor little hard wouldn't have survived. Even though a sad ending would have been a realistic one.

      Happy Reading!




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