Title: The One Thing
Author: Marci Lyn Curtis
Published date: September 8th 2015
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 infuriatingly attractive 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.
**Disclaimer: I have received this book from the author via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**
AJ says: I am having a really hard time figuring what should I put in here aside from this book is really amazing. A bit of a contemporary tearjerker, something you could relate to and definitely inspiring.
I personally like the friendship between Maggie and Ben but the romance between Maggie and Mason felt a bit of confusing, one moment Maggie’s so into Mason and one moment she’s not. Though in the end they still became a “thing” it kind of felt like some instalove. But I really fell for Ben’s personality he’s now included in the list of my favorite kid right next to Auggie from Wonder.
Aside from the instalove, I really loved it and you could definitely learn a thing or two about life.
AJ’s rating: I gave this book a five out of five stars because of Ben! Haha. Jk. It’s a light read that could make you laugh and cry a tear or two.