Blind by Rachel DeWoskin, 394 pages
Emma was hit in the face with a firecracker and as a result, she is blind. This story begins about the time that she realizes that being blind doesn't actually mean that her life is over. However, just because she has started working toward her future, everything isn't all light and happiness. Life is still pretty tough, especially when a girl from her class apparently commits suicide. Working through all of her feelings about being blind and trying to deal with the trauma of a friend being dead takes a toll and Emma isn't sure she's up to the challenge. I really enjoyed this book. It would probably have more girl appeal to teens but teens who like realistic fiction will probably like it.