The Rules:

Don’t deceive me. Ever. Especially using my blindness. Especially in public.

Don’t help me unless I ask. Otherwise you're just getting in my way or bothering me.

Don’t be weird. Seriously, other than having my eyes closed all the time, I’m just like you only smarter. 

Parker Grant doesn’t need 20/20 vision to see right through you. That’s why she created the Rules: Don’t treat her any differently just because she’s blind, and never take advantage. There will be no second chances. Just ask Scott Kilpatrick, the boy who broke her heart.

When Scott suddenly reappears in her life after being gone for years, Parker knows there’s only one way to react—shun him so hard it hurts. She has enough on her mind already, like trying out for the track team (that’s right, her eyes don’t work but her legs still do), doling out tough-love advice to her painfully naive classmates, and giving herself gold stars for every day she hasn’t cried since her dad’s death three months ago. But avoiding her past quickly proves impossible, and the more Parker learns about what really happened—both with Scott, and her dad—the more she starts to question if things are always as they seem. Maybe, just maybe, some Rules are meant to be broken.

Combining a fiercely engaging voice with true heart, debut author Eric Lindstrom’s Not If I See You First illuminates those blind spots that we all have in life, whether visually impaired or not.


This is my first book with blind protagonist. And it was a good one. Being blind doesn't mean they should be treated differently. We can see this from Parker. I really like her cool attitude. The important lesson I learned from her is that don't contain anything within yourself, it might and will explode someday. So whatever happens, just LET IT OUT! 

Then there is Scott. He is so sweet. Looking after her even after they did-kind-of-broke-up. 

Sarah, Parker's best friend and soul mate. Their love, no one can understand it better. I really want a soul mate to whom I can say every single thing. The best thing of having a soul mate or friend is that they won't judge you even though you are being a bitch.

There are more things I really like about which I haven't mentioned. I was kind of disappointed at the end, I expected a LITTLE more but if you love cute high school story thing, you can definitely read it.

MY RATING: Acceptable