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Sight Unseen

  • ISBN 9781443146906, Paperback
  • 240 Pages | Ages 9 to 12

What would it feel like to know you are going blind?

Thirteen-year-old Finn loves bike riding - the more dangerous the trail, the better. But he had a spectacular crash a few months ago, and he's just received a diagnosis that will change his life. He is slowly going blind. In a few years his vision will be gone.

Desperate to salvage something of his "last" summer, Finn invites a friend to the cottage and is drawn to a strange island that seems to glimmer - but no one else can see it. When he gets close, he's sucked into something he could never have anticipated. Can Finn's friend Cheese help him come to terms with "lights out" . . . or will it take something much more extraordinary?

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Selling Points

• Fast-paced action to appeal to boy readers • Authentic: author has guided blind runners in marathons • Engaging, popular author • Unique mix of contemporary fiction and fantasy


  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2017
  • Short-listed, Sunburst Award, Young Adult category, 2016
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2016
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2016