The Window

The Window

by Jeanette Ingold

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The Window by Jeanette Ingold

A girl, blinded by the auto accident that killed her mother, comes to terms with her disability--and her new life. “This is a sensitive and well-told story, inhabited by appealing and believable characters, and given a twist by the unexpected element of the supernatural.”--Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547745954
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 11/06/1996
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,063,336
Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
File size: 220 KB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

JEANETTE INGOLD, the author of six young adult novels, has been writing since she worked as a reporter on a daily newspaper many years ago. Her novel Hitch was a Christopher Award winner. She lives in Missoula, Montana.

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Window 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Kegsoccer on LibraryThing 7 days ago
"The Window" by Jeanette Ingold is about a young girl named Mandy who loses her sight after being in a car crash. The crash also killed her mother, and now Mandy goes to live with elderly relatives who she never knew existed. How will Mandy deal with her blindness? Being able to see is always something that I took for granted until I read this book. Jeanette Ingold's descriptions of Mandy trying to do simple things, such as pick out clothing or find a classroom, really suck you in. I'm also glad how the author included scenes where Mandy faced people who acted like she was beneath them. I think this book not only reminds us what we take for granted, but also that people who have such handicaps are just normal people trying to get through the day like the rest of us. I recommend it to all.
ponywriter7 More than 1 year ago
Imagine suddenly losing your eye sight and your only parent at the same moment. Now imagine being thrown into a new world with relatives you’ve never met, in a town you have never seen, and in a school where the faculty are learning how to deal with a blind person at the same time you are trying to learn how to use your cane. Jeanette Ingold wrote this book with such depth, I was caught up in the story instantly. This isn’t a “feel-sorry-for-me” book, this is a story about a frightened girl whose background has given her courage to navigate her way through a new world, against tremendous odds, while discovering secrets about her family’s past through the only visions available to her ~ those of her ancestors she glimpses out the window of her attic bedroom. A wonderful story. Read it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I think I've read this book over a hundred times...Its amazing what she overcame and came to terms with just by seeing what the grandmother she never met went through to find herself and where she really belongs. This one of the best books that I've ever read and I will keep reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has opened my eyes a whole lot. It shows me that I shouldn't let anything push me down. Mary is a wonderful girl who has inspired me to say hi to people with dissabilities because they are just like me but with some larger obstacles.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was so wonderful. the way she copes with her sight and her mothers death is so great. she brings the past to life and show us that anything is possible.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Window is a wonderful book that teaches you about disabilities and how to cope with new friends, families, putbacks, and love. I would recomend this to anyone who likes a good book to read. Easy to read and understand. Very detailed. You feel like you are actually Mandy in the story. A great book. Read it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book makes you really think about the life of an adopted mother that never really knew about family, and love. Her daughter is left blinded after a car accident, in which the mother dies. The girl is reunited with the family she never knew about. She is able to help a close friend dealing with similar, but very different problems, while overcoming her own problems that she never understood. There is still more a twist to this book. Everything in this book ties together so neatly and so realistic. I recommend this book to all.