Carley Mattea never expected to become friends with a boy as handsome as Kyle Westin--especially not in the hospital. Seventeen-year-old Kyle was blinded when a chemistry experiment exploded. His doctors don't know whether he'll get his vision back, and he's deeply depressed. Carley understands how miserable it is to be in the hospital. At sixteen, she's had plenty of experience. But Carley is keeping a secret from Kyle. She knows boys like girls who are pretty--and she's not. Scarred by a facial deformity, she has always used her sense of humor to cope. But now that she's become so close to Kyle, she's worried that if his bandages are removed and he sees her, it will be the end of their relationship. Carley wants what's best for Kyle. But what will that mean for her?
Valerie S. (USA: WA) (2009/01/18): Good story for young adolescents, maybe grades 5 to 7. I loved Lurlene McDaniel's books when I was around 11 years old. Since her books deal with kids/teens with various medical conditions, I found them especially interesting. This one is a cute love story between teens. The dilemma? He is blind and she has a facial deformity.