Sunday, April 27, 2014
His Eyes by Renee Carter
"Amy Turner's about to graduate from high school and all she wants is a job. Actually, all she wants is to find a way to pay for college. Amy certainly isn't looking for love when she answers an ad to baby-sit a boy-she just needs the cash. But the job has a catch: The boy is blind...and he's her age.
Tristan Edmund may be hot, but he doesn't want Amy's help. Or so he thinks. After being blinded in a horse show-jumping competition, Tristan spends his days in the dark, refusing to accept his disability. Much to his annoyance, Amy bursts into his life and drags him into the light. But just as the two begin to see something in each other, Tristan's beautiful ex-girlfriend shows up. Will the temptation be too much, or will Tristan choose the girl who really sees him?" (Description from Goodreads.com)
While reading Fade In by M. Mabie, I kept thinking about His Eyes by Reneé Carter. After my read of Fade In, I went back to my copy of His Eyes for a reread. The two books are similar in that one person is dealing with vision issues and not necessarily handling it well or at all. However, that is where the similarities stop. His Eyes is a YA book set right around high school graduation.
Amy Turner, the main female character and whose POV the book is told from, is hired to be a babysitter. While at the interview, she discovers that the job is for someone her own age who needs help getting around. Also, might I add that Tristan doesn't want help. He wants to sulk about what has happened to him just some months ago. Honestly, what teenager would be devastated when faced with a new reality. While some would face it head on, he seems to shrink in himself. It seems that Amy's job becomes to shake Tristan out of his shell and to give him confidence in his new world.
This is the start of the story, add in a few secondary character's, a crazy ex-girlfriend, and even crazier mom and you have yourself a fun, entertaining read. Amy in assured in herself and a great female character to read. Plus the epilogue? It was awesome and made you want more of the story. Sadly, this hasn't happened yet so I'm left to my imagination.
If you're a fan of Fade In's storyline, I would give the YA His Eyes a try!
Posted by Carolyn Borgen