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A Different Blue by Amy Harmon

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Amy Harmon
Fiction, Young Adult
March 29th 2016

Blue Echohawk doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know her real name or when she was born. Abandoned at two and raised by a drifter, she didn't attend school until she was ten years old. At nineteen, when most kids her age are attending college or moving on with life, she is just a senior in high school. With no mother, no father, no faith, and no future, Blue Echohawk is a difficult student, to say the least. Tough, hard and overtly sexy, she is the complete opposite of the young British teacher who decides he is up for the challenge, and takes the troublemaker under his wing.

This is the story of a nobody who becomes somebody. It is the story of an unlikely friendship, where hope fosters healing and redemption becomes love. But falling in love can be hard when you don't know who you are. Falling in love with someone who knows exactly who they are and exactly why they can't love you back might be impossible.

Maria’s Review

“I’m nobody, who are you? Are you nobody too?”

➦This stand alone novel by Amy Harmon follows a life of a girl named Blue. Strange name, right? Why was she called blue? All the questions will be answered in this wonderful story of a woman who is on a quest of self-discovery.

➦The book begins with showing us Blue as a troubled teenager. Having been abandoned at a very young age, Blue struggles with her identity. Wilson, her high school history teacher, helps Blue express herself through woodcarving. Blue is extremely talented but has low self esteem and Wilson plays a huge role in helping her grow her talent.

“Someone told me once that to create true art you must be willing to bleed and let others watch.”

➦Blue and Wilson continue their friendship even after high school. She draws inspiration from Wilson’s history lessons and later on from his cello playing. Wilson also supports her in her search for her family.

❤I loved Blue’s character. She did make some bad choices but she was able to bounce back and move on. The book has flashbacks into her past and it helped me understand what it was like for her to grow up without really knowing who she was.

❤This novel has a very romantic tone to it, with frequent references to history and poetry. I found it rather interesting and at times educational.

➦I would recommend this book to anyone who loves slow burn and “friends first” romances. This was REALLY slow burn so if you are looking for hot and steamy action you won’t be finding it here. There’s no forbidden love in this one even though these two start out as student and teacher. Fans of Mariana Zapata would probably enjoy this one 🙂