A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
At times this book was hard to read. Not because the story was bad, no, because the story was very good. The writing draws a very clear picture. I wanted to jump into the pages and give Aura a hand. I was really angry with the adults in her life that should lover her, but left her to deal with the situation all alone and robbed of her adolescence. I didn’t fully conceptualize the painting and drawing descriptions but being slightly creative with words myself, I really enjoyed the poetry and how it laid foundation for the feelings at the time.
I discovered this book via a review by a book blogger I follow. She wrote ”This is one of the most impressively written debut novels I've read this year. (And that's saying a lot because I've read a lot of them!) But it wasn't just the writing that was so striking... the characterization, the story... everything! It was... WOW.” I do agree. If you like reality read that walk awhile is someone else’s shoes here’s your book.
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