ARC Review: The One Thing

The One Thing

The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis
Release Date: September 8, 2015
Genre: YA contemporary
Rating: 🌟 🌟

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.

Six months ago Maggie lost her sight, naturally her life was turned upside down, she lost her friends and her soccer dreams. Then meets a ten year old named Ben, and she’s really surprised about the fact she can see him, and everything around him.

I expected this to be better, especially with that unique premise. As a huge fan of YA contemporary I expected to love this but I just didn’t have the same reaction everyone else seemed to have. This book wasn’t bad it was just a little too predictable for me and I didn’t really get the insta-obsession Maggie got over Mason.

The one thing (haha) that brought the book to life was Ben. He was so fucking cute.

**ARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

two star

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