"My name is Flint, but everyone in middle school calls me Squint because I'm losing my vision. I used to play football, but not anymore. I haven't had a friend in a long time. Thankfully, real friends can see the real you, even when you can't clearly see."
Flint loves to draw. In fact, he's furiously trying to finish his comic book, so he can be the youngest winner of the "Find a Comic Star" contest. He's also rushing to finish because he has keratoconus - an eye disease that could eventually make him blind.
McKell is the new girl at school and immediately hangs with the popular kids. Except McKell's not a fan of the way her friends treat this boy named Squint. He seems nice and really talented. He draws awesome pictures of superheroes. McKell wants to get to know him, but is it worth the risk? What if her friends catch her hanging with the kid who squints all the time?
McKell has a hidden talent of her own but doesn't share it for fear of being judged. Her terminally ill brother, Danny, challenges McKell to share her love of poetry and songwriting. Flint seems like someone she could trust. Someone who would never laugh at her. Someone who is as good and brave as the superhero in Flint's comic book named Squint.
Squint is the inspiring story of two new friends dealing with their own challenges, who learn to trust each other, believe in themselves, and begin to truly see what matters most.
What members say
- Lana n Ryan Cole
Inspiring Middle Grade read!
Flint is in middle school and does not have the easiest of life, for starters he has problems with his eyes so he can hardly see. Thats how he got his nickname, Squint. Despite his vision problems, he happens to be a gifted artist and has been working on a comic book for the contest. Squint also lives with his grandparents with not much contact from his Mom and often times gets picked on at school. He is pretty used to life this way, but when a new girl starts paying attention to him his life gets much more interesting!
This story is so adorable and inspiring!
For anyone that has ever felt like they did not fit in, or afraid to put yourself out there, this is the perfect story. This book deals with death, illness, bullying and family dynamics.