I'll Be Seeing You

I'll Be Seeing You

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by Lurlene McDaniel
     
 

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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

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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?

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"...Carley's dilemma will certainly pluck readers' heartstrings."
—Booklist
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-Handsome Kyle, blinded by a chemistry experiment gone awry, and Carley, whose face was disfigured by cancer surgery, meet in the hospital. Carley worries that the blossom of romance will wither when Kyle's sight returns and he can see her damaged face. YAs are not going to buy the contention of Carley's beautiful older sister that being pretty is sometimes "the most awful burden in the world," but they are going to love the happy ending, the wholesome message, the lovers' big showdown, the plastic surgery possibility, and the Valentine finale. They will also be touched by Carley's plight, her courage, her many dimensions, and the realistic hospital setting. A satisfying story for those who like to take their romance with tears and gutsy characters who know what it means to live beyond the pale of "normal."-Doris A. Fong, Benson Polytechnic High School, Portland, OR
Laura Tillotson
With her face disfigured by the removal of a tumor, 16-year-old Carley Mattea has kept her distance from people and used her sense of humor to deal with the constant horrified looks she receives. When a broken leg lands her back in the hospital, she takes a chance and befriends Kyle, who was blinded, perhaps permanently, by a faulty chemistry experiment. Carley is swept away by the young man, who treats her as no other boy ever has, but she can't bring herself to tell him the truth about the way she looks. The ending is contrived, and there's an overdose of melodrama, with most of the story revolving around Carley's elaborate deceptions to keep her secret and speculations about whether Kyle will regain his sight. But Kleenex will make a good bookmark for readers who allow McDaniel's latest to pluck their heartstrings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553567182
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
195
Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 6.85(h) x 0.58(d)
Lexile:
670L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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I'll Be Seeing You 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 89 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is sure to grab readers attention. Its about a sixteen year old girl named Carley. Carley meets a seventeen year old boy named Kyle. This happens while they are in the hospital. Carley never expects to meet a boy as handsome as Kyle in the hospital. Kyle was blinded when a experiment exploded in his face. Carley really likes this boy and Kyle really likes her. Carley is keeping a huge secret from Kyle. Carley knows that guys only likes girls who are pretty and she thinks that she isn't. This is due to her facial deformity. The doctors say that Kyle might get his sight back and that scares her. If he does get his sight back he wouldn't like her anymore. Will she be able to get over her fear and will Kyle get his sight back? This book is the greatest. You will need to read it to find out what happens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book!! The lesson really is what's on the inside counts, fast read cute story!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was an inspiring book to read!!
Ellie Goldman More than 1 year ago
I'll Be Seeing You was an amazing book that shows you that it is not the outside of you that matters it is the inside that matters, who you truly are. a GREAT book that you, must read today!
Books_R_Amazing More than 1 year ago
The way the characters bond and the secrets they keep really keep you on the edge of your chair. This book will touch your heart. I'll Be Seeing you really shows the meaning of true love within it. Very, very, very good book. I recommend it for anyone looking for a cute and clean love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending for me was a little too predictable. And the story was a little to cliche for my taste. It was cute, and the author is an ecxellent writer, but she has had better books. It took be about an hour to read, and it was worth my time, but the ending disappointed me. I mean, we all know that Carley and Kyle end up together, its just, simple.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Good short story.
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