Blind Spot For Boys by Justina Chen
Release Date: August 12, 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: 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.
My Thoughts: I was so excited to read this one! I loved the summary and I loved the cover! I anxiously have been awaiting it!
I’ve read a few not so good reviews about this one but I didn’t let that influence me. I still really loved it! We are introduced to Shana and her family. She has a few siblings but they are away most of the time but she also lives with her mother and father. Her father is starting to go blind and they say he will be completely blind within 6 months. Talk about a hardship!
Shana meets a boy named Quattro. Boy, was he a sweetie. I was instantly drawn to him. He just happened to be scouting colleges where Shana was and they bump into one another. She thinks he’s cute but after her last relationship she doesn’t want to jump into anything new.
Well, they end up spending a little bit of time together and then they go their separate ways. A little bit of time goes on, and her family decides to take a trip before her father goes blind and guess who is there!!! Yep, Quattro and his father! They came to do an important task. Talk about fate!!!
I loved Machu Picchu! I loved exploring it, and learning more about it. I loved Shana and her family’s moments and I loved the time Shana got to spend with Quattro. I loved every minute of it! I loved watching Shana explore her feelings and all the pictures she took! I just loved both Quattro and Shana and put them together, and wham! I also liked learning about her past relationship. It helped me understand things a lot better.
I loved all the hiking, I loved all the other characters, I loved the little things that were said, and I loved all the stolen moments between them!
And, the ending, yay!
Being there with Shana during the things that happened at Machu Picchu, wow! I loved how strong and brave she was.
Overall: I really enjoyed this one. I loved the cuteness of it. I loved the plot, and the loved the characters. I also loved all the wisdom thrown throughout it. I can see this won’t be everyone’s favorite but I really enjoyed it. This one is probably more of a 4.5 cupcake rating but I'm rounding it up!
Cover: Cute! I love the people on it, and I think it fits perfectly. I would definitely pick this up in a bookstore, no doubt!
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