Shy high schooler Kyle Jamieson and Hailey Bosler, a musician with degenerative blindness, team up to tackle a bucket list of greatest fears in this compelling novel that explores what it means to take risks.
It starts with a list of fears. Stupid things really. Things that Hailey shouldn’t worry about, wouldn’t worry about if she didn’t wake up every morning with the world a little more blurry. Unable to see her two moms clearly. Unable to read the music for her guitar. One step closer to losing the things she cares about the most.
For a while, the only thing that keeps Hailey moving forward is the feeling she gets when she crosses something off the list.
Then she meets Kyle. He mumbles—when he talks at all—and listens to music to drown out his thoughts. He’s loaded down with fears, too. So Hailey talks him into making his own list.
Together, they stumble into an odd friendship, helping each other tackle one after another of their biggest fears. But fate and timing can change everything. And sometimes facing your worst fear makes you realize you had nothing to lose after all.
I feel like I’m doing such a good job at being a Christa Desir fan. I’ve read all of her books now besides one. Every single thing she writes is so good. She;s definitely an insta-buy author!
Love Blind is her least heavy book. It’s not her normal. Which is good. It’s always good to be different. I also think it has to do with she wasn’t the only author of this book. I’ve never read anything by Jolene Perry before but if her books are similar to Desir’s, you can count me in!
This book has two point of views. Hailey and Kyle. I really enjoyed getting to see both of their perspectives. I feel like it made the book more emotional getting to see things from both sides. I just really want to know if the authors each had their own character? I really couldn’t tell which author wrote what in this book. But that could also be because I’ve never read a book by Perry before.
This book did have a little bit of a heavy topic in it. For this, I will put a trigger warning for rape and bullying. It’s not something that is discussed thoroughly through this book but it is discussed.
I really like Hailey’s character. She’s so out there and the complete opposite of Kyle. I was rooting for them the entire book. Every time Hailey was with someone else, I was angry with her. BE WITH KYLE DANG IT! I’ve never read a book with the main character going blind before. I felt appreciative of my eyesight because of this book and what Hailey has to go through.
As for Kyle, I really felt for his character. It was beautiful to watch him grow. He became a person with a voice. I love that Hailey helped him in ways even his own mother couldn’t help him with. Their relationship was amazing as friends. I just wish I got to read more of them becoming something more.
Pavel. Kyle’s best friend. His parts made me laugh. Ugly laugh. He’s a trip. I love that he can be so open and seemingly happy after everything he’s been through. I wish that Kyle was a better friend to him through the entire book. He needed to see him more. It would have been nice to hear more Cosmo talk from him.
I really enjoyed this book. I wish I would have read it in one sitting like I do all of Desir’s books. Life has just been so busy and I couldn’t. I would have loved to be able to soak everything in all at once.
4/5 Stars. As always. Desir will most likely always get high ratings from me.
P.S. It would have been a five star rating if I got more love story from Hailey and Kyle.