Title: “The Window”
Author: Jeanette Ingold
Number of Pages: 192
Date of Publication: November 7, 1996
4 stars: Surviving without sight?
“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. The only reason I gave it four stars out of five is because there are several “flashback” scenes that do not mesh well with the rest of the story.