A BLIND SPOT FOR BOYS
by Justina Chen
Publication Date: August 12, 2014
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Synopsis: Shana Wilde has
always had a blind spot for boys. Can she trust the one who’s right in front of her?
Shana is officially on a Boy Moratorium. After a devastating breakup, she
decides it’s time to end the plague of Mr. Wrongs and devote herself to her true passion: photography.
Enter Quattro, the undeniably intriguing lacrosse player who slams into
Shana one morning in Seattle. Sparks don’t simply fly; they ignite—and so does Shana’s interest. But just
as she’s about to rethink her ban on boys, she receives crushing news: Her dad is going blind.
Shana and her parents vow to make the most of the time her father has
left to see, so they plan a photo safari to Machu Picchu. But even as Shana travels away from Quattro,
she can’t get him out of her mind.
Love and loss, humor and heartbreak collide in this new novel from
acclaimed author Justina Chen (North of Beautiful).
About the Author
Justina Chen is an award-winning novelist for young adults whose books include A Blind Spot for Boys,
Return to Me, and North of Beautiful (a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus and Barnes & Noble). Her
other novels are Girl Overboard (a Junior Library Guild premiere selections) and Nothing but the Truth
(and a few white lies), which won the Asian Pacific American Award for Literature.
A passionate advocate of teen advocacy, Justina co-founded readergirlz, a cutting-edge literacy and
social media project for teens, which won the National Book Foundation’s Prize for Innovations in
When she isn’t writing for teens, Justina is an executive communications strategista. That’s a fancy
way of saying that she helps leaders tell their stories at companies like Disney and AT+T, NASDAQ and
Microsoft. What she enjoys best is trekking the world with her two compadres, her teen kids.