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Blind Sighted by Peter Moore

Blind Sighted

by Peter Moore

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Really Let Me Down

Blind Sighted
By Peter Moore
Pub. Date: September 2002
2 out of 5 stars
PG-13 - Profanity, Sexual Content, Violence
Not Recommended

Lonely high school student Kirk and his mother, who enjoys more than the occasional beer, have a very rocky relationship with no father in the picture. His mother has always been full of schemes and ways to get out of this nowhere town, but one in particular seems to be stuck in her mind. As school problems arise and Kirk’s respect for his mother dies, he forms bonds of friendship that he never could have foresaw. Then after a few particularly cutting fights, he comes home to an empty house. While his mother is trying to chase her ill-conceived dreams, he tries to keep the truth about his predicament under wraps. But as his savings account dwindles and the blind woman he reads to grows closer to his heart, keeping the truth a secret is becoming harder and harder.

Blind Sighted really let me down. It was nowhere near as innocent or touching as the synopsis made it sound. The only “moral” of the story that I could find was the fact that you must think maturely, reasonably, and logically and be willing to compromise to fix problems. Lines that were suppose to be touching or cutting to the soul just sounded like a fortune cookie that didn’t make enough sense to be understood. The meaning behind the words came and went in a confusing fog.

There was sexual activity between Kirk and his girlfriend. They both felt isolated and abused, so they were both searching for something to fill the void of loneliness. They both felt their relationship was fake… and it was. I don’t believe there was any reason to pity Kirk because his lack of respect for anyone besides himself got him into these tough spots. In the end he needed to some how mature and sort out his priorities and plans to make things right.

If your not dying to read Blind Sighted and your library doesn’t have a copy, don’t worry about getting one.

Date Reviewed: January 15th, 2009

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Kirk doesn't have many friends, and he spends his time in school writing song lyrics instead of paying attention. No one really notices him&150until he gets kicked out of English class. Big Glenn thinks Kirk's lyrics are perfect for his songs, and becomes Kirk's first real friend in years. And there's a girl who notices him, too, and might even like him. He finds a job reading to a cool blind woman, Callie. But then one day Kirk comes home to a shocking surprise from his mom. Can Kirk keep it all together&150the job, problems at home, a new girlfriend, and school?

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Kirk, a creative misfit who is in trouble at high school because he is bored with his classes, learns to deal with his alcoholic mother, new friends, and life with the help of a blind young woman who hires him to read to her.

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