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Now I See You by Nicole C. Kear

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

At nineteen years old, Nicole C. Kear's biggest concern is choosing a major--until she walks into a doctor’s office in midtown Manhattan and gets a life-changing diagnosis. She is going blind, courtesy of an eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa, and has only a decade or so before Lights Out. Instead of making preparations as the doctor suggests, Kear decides to carpe diem and make the most of the vision she has left. She joins circus school, tears through boyfriends, travels the world, and through all these hi-jinks, she keeps her vision loss a secret.

When Kear becomes a mother, just a few years shy of her vision’s expiration date, she amends her carpe diem strategy, giving up recklessness in order to relish every moment with her kids. Her secret, though, is harder to surrender - and as her vision deteriorates, harder to keep hidden. As her world grows blurred, one thing becomes clear: no matter how hard she fights, she won’t win the battle against blindness. But if she comes clean with her secret, and comes to terms with the loss, she can still win her happy ending.          

Told with humor and irreverence, Now I See You is an uplifting story about refusing to cower at life’s curveballs, about the power of love to triumph over fear. But, at its core, it’s a story about acceptance: facing the truths that just won't go away, and facing yourself, broken parts and all.

Goodreads Summary

Not a lot of people would be able to hold themselves together if they were told that they were slowly going to go blind over the next decade. So, it would probably would not come as a surprise when Nicole decides to live her life like there is no tomorrow and go crazy. She figures that she can get a lot done in the ten years that she has left with her vision, and also decides that she is the only one who needs to know about he slowly fading grip on sight.

It was bittersweet to read this true story about a girl that is trying to find purpose in a world that is going dark. Her ups and downs in her crazy years are at some times exciting and other times cringe worthy, however you can always tell that she is going to land on her feet eventually. The bitter is the fact that she is going to go blind eventually, the sweet is that she still finds her way into a stable and good life despite some of her decisions and reckless behavior. I found it terrible that even as she started to get her life together, find love, and have kids that she still did not have the decency to let her husband know about the doom of her eyes. Even so, this book was a great read and it was a lot of fun to follow.

5 Stars

*Reviewed by Chris*

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  1. bn100 said...:

    This sounds emotional