Truesight

Truesight

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by David Stahler Jr
     
 

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On a world where genetic engineering has taken a startling turn is a community named Harmony...

Everyone in Jacob's colony is born blind. It has always been this way. They embrace the philosophy of Truesight: Blindness brings unity, purity, and freedom. It is an exceptional community. Everyone is happy.

As Jacob nears his thirteenth birthday, he

Overview

On a world where genetic engineering has taken a startling turn is a community named Harmony...

Everyone in Jacob's colony is born blind. It has always been this way. They embrace the philosophy of Truesight: Blindness brings unity, purity, and freedom. It is an exceptional community. Everyone is happy.

As Jacob nears his thirteenth birthday, he anxiously anticipates his new role as an adult and all the changes that will bring. But as the day approaches, a far greater change threatens Jacob's future. It all starts with a searing pain in his eyes ...

This is the first book of David Stahler Jr.'s gripping Truesight trilogy. We are pleased to offer Stahler's award-winning novel, originally published in 2004 by HarperCollins, in electronic form.

"Stahler's powerful debut novel is two parts science-fiction thriller and one part cautionary fable about the dangers of fundamentalism. ...Supple writing and unusual twists should keep readers firmly hooked." --Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044273801
Publisher:
David Stahler, Jr
Publication date:
01/23/2013
Series:
The Truesight Trilogy
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
547,757
File size:
265 KB

Meet the Author

A fourth generation Vermonter, David Stahler Jr. lives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont where he writes and teaches English at his alma mater, Lyndon Institute, an independent high school in Lyndon Center, VT. He graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in English in 1994 and received his MA from Dartmouth College in 2001. An author of YA Fiction across a variety of genres with an emphasis on the unusual, his books include the Truesight Trilogy (a science fiction series with a dystopian bent), as well as the supernatural novels Doppelganger and A Gathering of Shades, all published by HarperCollins. His latest work, Spinning Out, published by Chronicle Books, was a Kindle 100 selection for May 2012 and a Kindle Daily Deal selection for September 29, 2012. His work has received numerous accolades--including a Best Book Award from the American Library Association, Le Prix Farniente, and numerous state reading list awards--and has been translated into French, Italian, and Chinese.

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Truesight 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
RosieFantasyWriterToBe More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was amazing. The characters were believeable, and even though I could guess whet would happen, it was still really good. (I can usually guess what happens next, so don't let that dissuade you from reading it!) It makes me wonder if that's really what it's like to be blind. Did the author ask a blind perso what it was like? Anyway, I would recommend this very highly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a suspense book that kept me on my toes...it has a very intersting story line.I enjoyed it 110% of the time I spent reading it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was basically very similar to The Giver by Lois Lowery. The whole idea is the same.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think this book is very interestin because it keeps you on the edge of your seet but also keeps you wondering about some of the characters
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book brings up a lot of questions about being blind and about seeing and individualism. It's got an advetnure-feel, even though it takes place in one city. I think the author thought Jacob's world out well, very interesting. Also, there is a twist ending that leaves you itching to read more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's an amazing book because you really find out what its like to be blind, and after reading it gives you the feeling of what it would be like to see for the first time! The book shows that the only way to get away from judgement of others is through blindness.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Truesight was a very good book as far as curiousity and intrest goes. I couldn't put it down! Though I think it lacks some detail and is a little fast paced, it certainly kept my undivided attention! The ending keeps you wondering and thinking about the book long after you've read it. I would recommed it to people who like science fiction and excitment.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
There are very few books I don't like, and I am sad to say this is one of them. It was creepy and depressing. I read it for Battle of the Books and was completely disapointed. Thumbs Down.