Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Book Review: A Different Blue

Title A Different Blue

Author Amy Harmon

Release Date March 29, 2013

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.

In the beginning, I had a hard time staying focused on the story. My mind wanted to wander around and think about anything but this book. I was tempted to let it, but I didn't. I stuck with it and I'm glad I did. Generally, I prefer not to have to tell myself to focus on reading a book, but meh. Sometimes it just takes a while to get engrossed in the story.

The biggest plus that A Different Blue has going for it was that I wasn't able to predict the story. Okay, well, that's not *entirely* true. I could predict some of it, but there were major points in the story that I didn't see coming. That is certainly the most redeeming quality in this book. And certainly, a breath of fresh (and much needed) air.

While the story started out kind of boring (that focus thing I already mentioned), it did pick up and I did ultimately enjoy it.


4 out of 5 stars

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