Blind Faith by Ellen Wittlinger

Genre:  Realistic Fiction

Age Level:  12 and up

# of Pages:  280 p.

RAC Book:  Yes

Liz’s grandmother, Bunny, dies before the book begins and Liz watches as her mother sinks further and further into a depression.  Liz and everyone else loved Bunny too, but she feels helpless as she watches her mother withdraw from everything important to her.  Meanwhile, the mean old lady across the street has some new visitors.  Liz learns that these visitors are her estranged daughter who is very sick and her two children.  Nathan is about Liz’s age and extremely angry about the fact that his mother is dying.  Courtney is younger and no one seems to want to tell her the true prognosis of her mother’s condition.  As Liz struggles with everything around her the one constant is her love of the piano.  She finds that playing the piano can help her cope with anything, but can she help those around her find their own ways of coping?

This story about life and death reaches out to everyone.  It illustrates how differently people handle loss and how all of their relationships are affected by it.  It also shows how important it is to communicate with people you care about, whether it be during a difficult or easy time.  When people fail to communicate with each other about anything it can cause tension and lead to bigger problems later on.

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10 Responses to “Blind Faith by Ellen Wittlinger”


  1. 1 Emily July 6, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    This book is a great book it has love saddness loss and forgiveness go on give the book a try!

  2. 2 arsh2015 December 30, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    I know you might not know me, but this book is really great!!!!!!!!!!! You do really good on reviewing them.

  3. 3 jason19 July 25, 2010 at 3:29 am

    yes, i absolutely agree…. this book is a good one if you’re looking for something to read.

  4. 4 ellen wittlinger August 25, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    this is my fave book i wrote

  5. 6 kayla August 30, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    i went to the library to just pick some random books and i read this one first! i absolutely loved it!

  6. 7 me!! (@JadaLov3zu) August 19, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    i absolutely feel head over heels for this book its so touching yet amazing i almost cried by reading it.. this shud become a movie!

  7. 8 Da Merchendiz November 3, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    This was a fairly great book. Nathan was a truly great character. And Liz understands me as well as many other teenage girls. Great story, whats next. 🙂

  8. 9 MARIO DOUCHEBAG December 29, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    this book is flyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!

  9. 10 Amy April 5, 2013 at 2:26 am

    I absolutely LOVE this book! They should really think about making it a movie!(:


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