Friday, August 28, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis


Ages 12 and up
Maggie Sanders might be blind, but she won't invite anyone to her pity party. Ever since losing her sight six months ago, Maggie's rebellious streak has taken on a life of its own, culminating with an elaborate school prank. Maggie called it genius. The judge called it illegal.
Now Maggie has a probation officer. But she isn't interested in rehabilitation, not when she's still mourning the loss of her professional-soccer dreams, and furious at her so-called friends, who lost interest in her as soon as she could no longer lead the team to victory.

Then Maggie's whole world is turned upside down. Somehow, incredibly, she can see again. But only one person: Ben, a precocious ten-year-old unlike anyone she's ever met.Ben's life isn't easy, but he doesn't see limits, only possibilities. After awhile, Maggie starts to realize that losing her sight doesn't have to mean losing everything she dreamed of. Even if what she's currently dreaming of is Mason Milton, the magnetic lead singer of Maggie's new favorite band, who just happens to be Ben's brother.

But when she learns the real reason she can see Ben, Maggie must find the courage to face a once-unimaginable future...before she loses everything she has grown to love.

REVIEW BY: Angel, age 12 years, 10 months


Seventeen year old Maggie Sanders became blind six months earlier in this book and when she became blind she took a major turn in her life. When Maggie leaves her meeting with her probation officer she slips on  pastachio ice cream and suddenly she can see a ten-year-old boy named Ben. She becomes best friends with Ben and then discovers that his brother, Mason, is the lead singer in her favorite band. Ben says everyone has a "thing" and Maggie is on the lookout for hers. Mason soon gets suspicious that Maggie isn't really blind and that she is just using Ben to get to him. 

I recommend this book for anyone wanting a miracle. This book gives you that. This book is inspiring, along with its detailed descriptions and enchanting dialogue it gives readers a look into Maggie's life. 

My favorite part is when Maggie meets Ben because he is really funny and attractive from his type of behavior to his sense of humor. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 and up. 

This books publishing date is September 8, 2015.