“Not If I See You First” is out in Paperback – to celebrate, I’m Curating the November NOVLbox!

What’s a NOVLbox?

It’s a care package offered by TheNOVL. What’s inside? It’s a mystery! Not to me, because I got to pick out everything in it…I might have even made something myself to include. I promise it’s LOTS OF COOL STUFF for ten lucky readers to win at the end of November!


How do I get one?

To find out more and enter for a chance to win, go HERE!

Where can I find Not If I See You First?

If you’ve been waiting, the wait is over! Not If I See You First is now available in paperback in the US!

Check out your local bookstore, or find it online!

Here’s what readers are saying…


“An unflinching exploration of trust, friendship, and grief.”
― Kirkus Reviews (starred review) and a Kirkus Best Teen Books of 2015 Selection (Full Review)

“This unique coming-of-age tale is off and running from the start.”

“Lindstrom’s realistic and humorous dialog breathes life into an eclectic cast of characters. Readers will laugh through tears, with the novel ending on a note of hope and maturity.”
School Library Connection

“This is a nuanced, compassionate portrait of what it’s like to live with a disability and of a girl who’s much more than her limitations.”
―Horn Book Magazine Reviews

“Parker has just the right degree of acerbic wit to be likable even when she’s bitchy, and when she falls apart, her insight into her own character is heartbreaking.”

“Lindstrom adds a note of complexity to his gripping depiction of how Parker learns to trust and forgive.”
―Publishers Weekly (Full Review)


Not If I See You First is thoughtful and honest, with characters that made me laugh, cry, and surprised me at every turn. It’s a book I’ll recommend for years to come.”
―Kody Keplinger, New York Times bestselling author of The DUFF and co-founder of Disability in KidLit (Full Review)

“This book is fierce, funny, and honest. And get ready for some of the most likable characters you’ve read in years.”
―Deb Caletti, National Book Award Finalist

“Bursting with complex, lovable, and, best of all, real characters, Not If I See You First is a beautiful story about love, loss, friendship, and the difference between looking at and truly seeing.”
―Jennifer Brown, author of Hate List

“Parker Grant is unforgettable: vivid, feisty, and absolutely loveable. This book broke my heart, but left me smiling.”
―Fiona Wood, author of Wildlife and Six Impossible Things

A Few Bloggers

“THIS IS MY BEST BOOK OF 2015! Mind-blowing. Beautiful. Superbly written.” — The Book’s Buzz (Full Review)

“Even though some of the specifics were different between me growing up (and maybe even now) and Parker Grant, it was like Mr. Lindstrom held up a mirror in front of my face, with the reflection screaming at me ‘THIS IS YOU!’” — Life Unscripted (Full Review)

“I absolutely loved this book. I cried, I laughed, I was enlightened by this book. I totally loved the lead character, she was brash, funny, witty, ballsy and oh so real.  This is going on my top favorites of 2015 list.” — Bewitching Bibliophile (Full Review)

“Overall Not If I See You First was an emotionally charged debut that will take you on a roller-coaster of emotions and soon enough you won’t want it to end. I highly recommend this to literally everyone, go read it!” — Literary-ly Obsessed (Full Review)

Voted by Hamilton Public Library Teen readers Hamilton’s Top Novel 2016




A Tragic Kind Of Wonderful, Not If I See You First

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