Blog Tour: Blind Spot by Laura Ellen *Review*

Posted June 5, 2014 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: Blind Spot by Laura Ellen *Review*

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Blog Tour: Blind Spot by Laura Ellen *Review*Blind Spot by Laura Ellen
Published by Harcourt Children's Books on October 23, 2012
Genres: Mystery, Social Issues, Thriller, Young Adult
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
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There’s none so blind as they that won’t see.

Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farni’s body floated to the surface of Alaska’s Birch River six months after the night she disappeared. The night Roz Hart had a fight with her. The night Roz can’t remember. Roz, who struggles with macular degeneration, is used to assembling fragments to make sense of the world around her. But this time it’s her memory that needs piecing together—to clear her name . . . to find a murderer.

This unflinchingly emotional novel is written in the powerful first-person voice of a legally blind teen who just wants to be like everyone else.


I finished Blind Spot in a few days.  I was completely enthralled in the story.  It’s an attention grabbing “who done it.”

Roz is a character that I related to, and wanted to shake some sense into at the same time.  She’s legally blind and wants to be normal.  Being placed in a new class for kids with impairments of some sort completely rocks her world.  She’s being forced to get help she doesn’t want after an incident with a student the year prior.  I think the fact that she has handled her disability all of these years has been amazing.  She doesn’t realize that people just want the best for her.  I couldn’t stand Roz’s mom.  She has no idea what’s going on in her daughter’s life, and she doesn’t really care as long as it doesn’t interfere with hers.  The side characters were intriguing, especially Tricia. Tricia definitely has issues, and will manipulate anyone she has to in order to get what she wants.

I liked the mystery of trying to find out what happened to Tricia.  I kept trying to figure out who had a hand in her disappearance, and for the life of me I couldn’t guess who.  I was even blabbering to my husband about it. He said I was way to invested in the characters, but that’s how I know when I really get into a storyline.  There are so many things that happened the night Tricia disappeared, and events that led up to that night.  I did feel like Roz made the wrong decisions in how she handled everything.  She’s still a teen though, and she was scared.  She doesn’t know what exactly happened that night.  She’s just trying to piece things together from what everyone is telling her.

I suggest this for those that want a great mystery with unique characters.


*there are some sexual acts that happen in this book and drug use.*

Katrina Sig



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About Laura Ellen

Laura Ellen writes YA contemporary mysteries and thrillers from her home in Arizona, while also freelancing as a manuscript consultant for aspiring authors. She has a MA in Children’s Literature and began her career as a teacher in both Language Arts and special education. Diagnosed with juvenile macular degeneration as a teen, she drew upon her own experiences with vision loss to write her debut YA thriller Blind Spot, an emotional and suspenseful page-turner. Laura is represented by Jill Corcoran at Jill Corcoran Literary Agency and is part of the Sleuths, Spies, and Alibis blog crew. Want to know more about Laura Ellen? Go to or catch her on twitter @lauraellenbooks or facebook

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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