Blindness

Blindness

by Ginger Scott

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BN ID: 2940045684224
Publisher: Ginger Scott
Publication date: 02/25/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 275,098
File size: 384 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of seven young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After and Wild Reckless. A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com. When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

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Blindness 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story touched on so many true-to-life topics that I couldn't put it down. I laughed; I cried; I cheered; I swooned. As I read the last word, I simply smiled because I knew I had just read a great story about living life to its fullest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved every word of this story, thank you Ginger for writing such honest, poignant stories. I have read every one of your books I have yet to be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a rough read for me personally because I am intimately familiar with grief. However, I just loved the power of owning our true selves and feeling that freedom to let go and love ... period.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so brutally honest with emotion. I loved it because I could definitely relate to the story. Finding who you are by loving somebody is the best love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading the story of Cody and Charlotte aka Charlie. Charlie would be someone I can find myself relating too.
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
I REALLY wanted to enjoy this book, I really did. But oh my gosh I just couldn’t get into the story at all. While I did keep reading it until the end, the reason that I did was because I was so hoping that Charlie was going to change from the way that she was in the beginning, but it didn’t. I do enjoy the anguish type books, but seriously? I just don’t understand what the point of Charlie being the way that she was during this story. I really don’t want to say anything else about the book because I don’t want to tear the book apart, but I can say that this isn’t a book for me. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy books that make you scratch your head and wonder why you read it. *Copy provided for review* Reviewed by Crystal Marie for Crystal’s Many Reviewers
SheBookBlogs More than 1 year ago
First, this was a huge surprise for me since I glanced over the synopsis before I started this book and had no idea what the theme was to this story.  The theme (love triangle) is usually not my favorite, but this book was done so well that the love triangle did not bother me at all. The author did an amazing job writing the story that understood what was going on in the characters’ lives.  Charlie thought she had everything she ever wanted until she went to a study group and met Cody Carmichael.   Cody was everything I love in my hero.  Pained but yet loving.    I loved the characters, I loved the story. The author did a great job with character development.  The characters evolved.    I did not want to stop reading.  I really was not sure where the author was going to go with the story until the end. I love when I read a book by an author I have never heard of before and love.  I heard that Ginger Scott has written two other books which I want to read now. 
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars I became a fan of Ginger Scott when I read her first two books, Waiting by the Sidelines and Going Long.  I was thrilled to find out she had another book coming out and couldn't wait to see what she had in store for her readers in Blindness.  I have to say, I was wowed and wooed by the cover, I mean I would buy the book based on that along I am sure.  That said, let's get to the story itself.  Charlotte "Charlie" Hudson has had anything but a normal life, and what little bit of normal she had with her dad and her best friend was ripped away from her.  When she runs away from it all to college and meets her boyfriend Trevor, he is every girls fairy tale prince, or so it seems.  Charlie finds herself conformed into the image that Trevor expects of her, and she even thinks that is who she is and what she wants, that is until she meets Cody Carmichael.  From that point forward, everything she thought she knew and everything she thought she wanted began to unravel before her eyes and for the first time, she questioned her feelings and what she really wanted, rather than accepting what was expected.  Cody Carmichael has also known grief.  In fact, he has experienced it intimately and become very well acquainted with it.  He also has lost everything that was important to him.  When these two finally connect, it is like they have found that part of themselves that was missing, but things are complicated, very complicated........but they both have to decide if they are willing to take a chance on love, and what they are willing to sacrifice in order to find it.  I really liked both Charlie and Cody, and I even liked Trevor.  Cody has the whole bad boy vibe thing going for him, he is tattooed, and as hot as hot can get.  I really liked Charlie also, she is far from perfect and has a lot of insecurities, but those things also made her very real.  I will say there is a love Triangle involved, which I am usually not a fan of, but in this case, it was very well done and an intricate and necessary part of the story.  I love the way the relationship between Cody and Charlie grew.  The chemistry was there from the get go, but the relationship and trust built over time, and was very deep, heart-felt, and intimate.  A lot happens throughout the course of the book, a lot of hurt, pain, loss, self-discovery, love, hope, and redemption, which makes for quite a dramatic read.  As for the secondary characters, they were great.  I especially liked Gabe and Jesse, Cody's best friends, who also become good friends and support for Charlie.  I even liked Trevor.  He turned out to be a really great guy as the story progressed, just a little selfish and clueless, but definitely Prince Charming material for the right girl.  The villian in the story is Trevor's Dad Jim, who is one of those characters that you love to hate.  I really enjoy Ginger Scott's writing style.  She has the ability to such you into the pages of the books she writes, enabling you to connect with the characters in a deep way, experiencing their emotions right along with them.  The book was fast-paced and kept me intrigued from beginning to end.  There is also a great epilogue at the end of the book.  Overall, Blindness is a really great new adult contemporary romance, and Ginger Scott does a wonderful job of creating a story and making it her own in the growing sea of contemporary new adult reads out there.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and most definitely recommend it. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ginger Scott, author of "Going Long" and "Waiting On The Sidelines," (The Waiting Series), has done it again! Ms. Scott has written another 5 out of 5 stars novel that is going to knock your socks off! Charlie Hudson is a young college student who lost her father in a horrible way when she was barely 18 years old. Cody, is a former motocross star who is now living a blue collar life at 23 and attending college. They meet in her third year of college when Charlie goes to a much needed tutoring session for her Calculus class. Cody, like Charlie, lost his father at a young age. I hated every time I had to put the book away to go to work or to work on something else. Had I been able to stay up all night for just one night, I'd have read the entire book in one sitting. This book will capture your heart that quickly. I fell in love with Charlie and Cody as soon as they met each other. Charlie is unsure of who she is in many ways but she's lovable because she knows she's unsure and she's seeking to find out who she is. Cody is the type of guy you'll want for a potential mate or if you already have a permanent mate in your life, you'll want him to be more like Cody. But he's got his own issues too. You'll meet Gabe and Jessie as well. Gabe is Cody's friend from childhood and although not blood related, he's Cody's brother. Jessie is Gabe's girlfriend who befriends Charlie and she's, well, she's much different than Charlie. I have a best friend who is a lot like Jessie and I loved her character but Jessie is a character you'd want as your friend too. Jessie is, for all intent and purposes, Cody's sister. Ms. Scott has written characters that are honest, lovable and so incredibly real. I love that Cody is sensitive but retains every single stitch of his raw, macho, manliness. I also love that Charlie may not seem to be as tough as Jessie but when she needs to, she cans stand up for herself. There is one scene which I'll only describe as starting out in the rain when Charlie walks out of a club. From the start of that scene all the way through to its end, I found tears streaming down my face. It was really that beautifully written. I could feel the emotions expressed by Charlie and Cody the entire time. An emotional connection like that from a novel is so incredibly foreign to me. Ms. Scott now holds the distinction of being the only author who has been able to evoke that kind of emotional reaction from me while reading a novel. Twice. I connected with Charlie quite a bit but mostly when she spoke to her dad. My own father died in a manner incredibly similar to Charlie's father and I speak to my father as well when I need it. And you will find out why Charlie is still so raw about her father's death even after three years have gone by. The relationships in "Blindness" are stunning!  Buy one for yourself and one for a friend!
RatherBeReadingYA More than 1 year ago
I received Blindness from the author in exchange for an honest review.  I admit, when I first saw the cover of Blindness, I was worried. With all the tattoos, plus the description of him being a former motocross superstar, I was afraid Cody might be a little rough around the edges for my tastes. As it turned out, I like Cody a lot. There's more to Cody than his motocross past: he's also an engineering student and Charlie's calculus tutor.  Charlie has been through a lot in life, from living with the knowledge that her mother abandoned her to losing her father at 18. Now a talented architecture student with a promising internship, Charlie's dating a law student with an interest in politics. When her roommate moves out and Charlie can't afford their apartment on her own, she moves in with her boyfriend Trevor and his parents. Trevor soon moves to Washington, DC, to take a job, leaving Charlie behind with his parents, who ignore her for the most part. It would have been easy to make Trevor a villain, to have him cheating on Charlie while he's in DC, or for her to find out that he's just using her. At times it seems like Blindness is going that way, but it's a refreshing surprise to find out that it isn't. He's misguided at times, like when he gives away an item Charlie holds dear, and he isn't the right man for Charlie. They don't have the same life goals, but he's not a bad guy. That's why I had so much trouble accepting that Charlie cheats on him, emotionally at first, and then physically, throughout the book. Trevor is not his father and he deserves better. Cody has some great friends, Jessie and Gabe, who become good friends to Charlie too. I would love to read more about Jessie and Gabe. Charlie needs friends, as she doesn't seem to have any at all, other than Trevor, at the beginning of Blindness. Her friendship with Jessie, even more than her relationship with Cody, really lets her open up and learn to let people into her life. Blindness is as much about Charlie finding herself and where she fits in the world as it is about her relationship with Cody. Charlie has a lot of unresolved issues from her past, and it's not until near the end of the book, when she is on her own and working on her issues and moving forward with her life, that I really grew to like her. Up until then, she was making stupid, selfish choices that I couldn't support. By the end, she grows up and matures and she's ready for a real relationship with Cody that doesn't involve sneaking around or hurting others.
RipeForReader More than 1 year ago
My rating: 4.5 of 5 ¿¿ Her life upended after the death of her father, Charlotte Hudson clung to the few things she had left that brought her a sense of security. Her architecture studies - which she loved, her boyfriend Trevor - who just offered to take her in after the loss of her apartment, and all her good memories - she worked hard at focusing on those alone. Charlie had little she could count on so she tried to make life as safe and predictable as possible. And it worked. For a while at least.....until she met Cody. In his young twenty three years, life has taught Cody Carmichael that nothing good stays around for long. At least, that has been his experience thus far. His motocross career down the drain after a trick gone horribly wrong. The death of his father had almost destroyed him. Only one thing that has meaning to him, one thing worth fighting for is his father's garage, his father's legacy. Well, it was the only thing - until he met Charlie. Their meeting was by chance, but their connection seemed to have been destined. At least it felt that way. Especially when after the initial chance interaction, it turns out they will be in each other's life more than either of them had counted on or could have predicted. At least not under these circumstances. It does nothing to stem the flow of feelings that seem to overwhelm whenever the other is near, however inappropriate the timing.  Charlie finds herself in the middle of a most difficult situation, from which she sees no positive outcome. Love for one keeps her tied to another amidst the most dysfunctional of households, but it is the only home Charlie knows. When a call forces her to face some of the demons in her own past, the emotional strain simply becomes too much and the carefully guarded secrets are all blown apart, along with three hearts. ******* Oh my...... Ginger Scott did it again! Such incredible insight in what goes on in the young adult, still developing mind and heart.....amazing.  This is a standalone book and deals with a love triangle .....of sorts. It really is a book about choices.... choices that are safe and choices that are right and the fact that those two do not necessarily line up all the time. Choices we make are always influenced by history and circumstances, as they were at first for Charlie. Decisions Charlie made in her life, with a few exceptions, were mostly ruled by events from her past. Understandably so. She was in survival mode. Coping. Coping but never quite processing, never moving forward. Unfortunately, which is why it was so difficult for her to find an identity for herself and seemed quite satisfied just allowing herself to be moulded into something someone else envisioned. Except Cody, he saw sides to her she didn't think were even there anymore. He saw through all the trimmings right to the core of her. Save for his best friends, Cody was viewed as a failure. And was feeling like one more often than not. Once at the top of his game, he was now simply a shell of his former self and was unfortunately forced to live under the constant derision of his so-called 'family'. They saw him as nothing but a nuisance and a parasite. Charlie saw all of him and that gave him the push needed to work on getting himself better. There is not one character in this book that is not made three-dimensional by Ms. Scott's descriptions. The entire cast is brought to life, with all of their individual hang-ups, baggage and complexities, and save for one or two, all are left having developed and grown over the course of this novel.  ¿Gut-wrenching and moving tale of fate finding its way.¿ **ARC provided in return for an honest review.**
xxBianca More than 1 year ago
I am on a complete book high after I finished this book. The word beautiful doesn't even begin to describe it. I loved every single moment. Blindness is easily one of my favorites of 2014. Charlie Hudson was born to a junkie mother, and was dropped of at her father's (Mac) house at the age of 7. Her mother never looked back. Charlie's dad became her best friend as she got older, when suddenly she lost in. In losing him, she also lost herself. Cody Carmichael is a former motocross star. He now works in an autoshop while also attending school. Charlie and Cody collide in the most unexpected way possible. It was fate. Without giving it away, Cody and Charlie have been living parallel lives. When their lives cross paths, neither is the same. When Charlie meets Cody she is drawn to him immediately. Not just his looks. His demeanor, everything. But he can't have her. She isn't his to have. "Your touch Charlie, is it for me. You're the end of me-and the beginning" Charlie thought she knew what love felt like, until Cody showed up in her life. Blindness is one of the most beautifully written stories that I have ever read. THE FEELS. They're real. Raw. Genuine. All Consuming. Their first kiss is THE first kiss of ALL kisses. It was so heartfelt. The chemistry between Charlie and Cody is undeniable. Inevitable. It's natural. "That's how I love you, you know? With everything" The moment you realize just how real they are? When Charlie tells Cody something that is so close to her heart. Charlie's dad, Mac is a special person to her, and she misses him everyday. In the prologue it is all explained. You feel her pain. The numbness. There's parts of her that she doesn't share with anyone, and that is Mac. She shares it with Cody. Stars. That is all I can say. This part made me ugly cry. This allowed them to connect on such a deep level. She bared her soul to him and he accepted it by giving her the most beautiful moment. Words cannot describe how much this touched me. And it will touch you. She never allowed herself to live. With Cody she is not only living, but she is breathing. Cody sees Charlie for who she truly is. He looks into her rather than at her, he loves her whole heart and soul. And it kills him that she isn't his. And it hurts her just the same. Giving it away would be a disservice to anyone who hasn't read the book, but life got in the way. It was always supposed to be Charlie and Cody. Always. "And I know I've never been in love before, because I would have remembered what this felt like." Blindness captured my heart and has not let it go. I have read work by this author and have loved it. But this book? This story? Flawless. My heart was beating through the entire story. For Cody. For Charlie. For true love. Love that knows no boundaries. Love that goes where it's unexpected. I was absolutely blown away by how much I connected to this story. If you want to experience once of the most heart felt stories ever, read Blindness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed her previous books and was looking forward to more of the s