What are the best books with cool blind characters?

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    #1The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars tells the love story of Hazel and August, cancer-afflicted patients who met in a support group and developed a deep relationship revolving their situation.


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    Written on March 28, 2018
    "I love Isaac. John Green did a good job of humanizing Isaac. His reactions to the circumstances none of which he deserved were so real: his cancer, his blindness... In spite of all that, he was still a good human being true and true. "
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    #2All the Light We Cannot See

    All the Light We Cannot See
    All The Light We Cannot See is a vividly-written story about Marie Laure, a blind French girl, and Werner, a German boy in the Nazi army. Winner of a 2015 Pulitzer Prize, it shows that there can still be beauty amidst the tragedy of war.

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    Margaret Estrada
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by ... ... Characters. Fictional works that feature realistic, positive or just plain awesome portrayals of blind and visually impaired people. ..... The School for Good"
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    #3Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

    Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

    Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is from New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Auxier. It's the utterly beguiling tale of a ten-year-old blind orphan who has been schooled in a life of thievery.


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    Deborah Carpenter
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is more interesting and unique than it is good to me. So, I wouldn't put it among the best, but it does get points for being a truly unique book. "
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    #4Girl, Stolen

    Girl, Stolen

    Girl, Stolen: A Novel by mystery and thriller author April Henry is the story of a Cheyenne, a blind 16-year-old, who was kidnapped and held for ransom. To get out alive, she must outwit her captors.


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    Ernesto Rojas
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "A really good crime, action novel suitable for young adults. Once you start reading this book, you can't put it down. It makes you wonder, what's going to happen next. I recommend this book to anyone who loves mystery or drama."
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    #5Love In Touch

    Love In Touch

    Love In Touch by Lucy May Lennox is a new adult, contemporary romance novel. It's about Kassie, an adrift 24-year-old who met and befriended Jake, who's deaf and blind with few friends and unclear career plans during a deaf community event.


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    Samantha Washington
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I don't like the plot for this book, it almost seems inappropriate for an adult novel. It is sort of depressing to think of a guy who is deaf and blind in a sexy way. This would be more appropriate for a different genre. "
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    #6Follow My Leader

    Follow My Leader
    James B. Garfield's Follow My Leader is a heartwarming story about a boy and his guide dog. After being blinded by a firecracker, Jimmy has to relearn everything. But after he's given Leader as a guide dog, he's never tried harder than he has before.

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    Eugene Bradley
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "In Follow My Leader we follow a Jimmy as he is guided through the world by his dog. I read it and it was an interesting story. I know someone who is blind so it was somewhat relatable. I'd recommend this to others who can relate to the experience."
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    #7Things Not Seen

    Things Not Seen

    Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements is a winner of the American Library Association Schneider Family Book Award. It's about 15-year-old Bobby Phillips who one day becomes invisible. He then meets Alicia, a blind girl and begins to trust her.


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    Joshua Robertson
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This is a really interesting book which is a bit touchy on some subjects that show what children with certain issues go through. There is an amazing relationship which develops between a couple of the key characters that is very touching so have your tissues ready."
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    Blindsided by author Priscilla Cummings is a book about Natalie O'Reilly, a typical 14-year-old girl who was suddenly diagnosed with losing her sight within a few months.

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    Louis Diaz
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "Now, do I really want to call a 14 year old girl that will be blind soon a cool blind character? To say that she isn't pretty inspiring would leave much to be desired but cool I really don't feel that way. "
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    #9Blind Curve

    Blind Curve

    Blind Curve by Annie Solomon is the story of undercover cop Danny Sinofsky, who in the middle of a weapons bust, suddenly goes blind. With the help of mobility instructor Martha Crowe and their fragile connection, he must protect them while blind.


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    Harold Rice
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "I picked this book up on a whim, and was surprised. It's not astoundingly good as far as plot or execution, but it's easy to get pulled into the characters' experiences. I had trouble putting it down mainly due to that -- wanting to see how things would turn out with this suddenly-blind guy. "
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    #10Light a Single Candle

    Light a Single Candle
    Light a Single Candle by Beverly Butler is the story of Cathy, who lost her sight at 14. Facing a different way of life, she found a return to a sense of independence after her training course with Judy, her wonderful guide dog.

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    Albert Phillips
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book was written 50 years ago, so the culture is not exactly modern. It's a young adult book about a girl growing up and having to adjust to a new way of living after she goes blind. Interesting and valuable for other growing girls to read."
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    #11The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride)

    The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride)

    The Angel Experiment is the first book in the science fiction series Maximum Ride written by James Patterson which follows Max Ride and her best friends gifted with amazing powers running for their lives.


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    Janice Armstrong
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a really exciting and fun read. I loved all the different superpowers and it was nice to see a blind character in the superhero context."
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    Cress, the last book in Marissa Meyer's The Lunar Chronicles, is about Cinder and Captain Thorne trying to stop Queen Levana from invading Earth with the help of Scarlet, Wolf, and Cress, who is yet to be freed from the queen's grasps.


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    Denise Bennett
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "This isn't really what I'm looking for. I'd especially love a book with a blind or visually impaired character. There's nothing in the description leading me to think that a character in this book is blind."
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    #13The Quality of Silence

    The Quality of Silence

    The Quality of Silence is a mystery suspense fiction novel written by Rosamund Lupton. This book is about a mother and daughter's journey and it is first published in 2015 by Crown. 


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    Willie Gutierrez
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "By the description of the book, it is hard to determine if this book has any blind characters. I would assume from the title that the book is actually about a deaf character instead. Not a good example."


Best What are the best books with cool blind characters
1The Fault in Our StarsBooks 29 Paid
2All the Light We Cannot SeeBooks 25 Paid
3Peter Nimble and His Fantastic EyesBooks 23 Paid
4Girl, StolenBooks 21 Paid
5Love In TouchBooks 20 Paid
6Follow My LeaderBooks 18 Paid
7Things Not SeenBooks 17 Paid
8BlindsidedBooks 14 Paid
9Blind CurveBooks 14 Paid
10Light a Single CandleBooks 12 Paid

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