Sunday, June 30, 2013

Book Review: A Different Blue by Amy Harmon

Title: A Different Blue
Author: Amy Harmon
Enjoyment Rating: ***
Source: Kindle for iPad
This book would be rated: PG-13

Blue Echohawk is about nineteen, and she doesn't really have anyone in her life. Her mother abandoned her with a stranger at a truck stop when she was two, and the man, who raised her, then died when she was a young teen, leaving her with his sister, who basically ignores her. It's no surprise that Blue isn't all that into things like school. So when Watson, a young new English teacher arrives, on the first day of her senior year, she sets out to torment him. But over the course of the year, it becomes evident that he might be the only person she knows who really cares for her. But he's her teacher, and he has a girlfriend, and he's so different from her, and it's all kinds of wrong. But as years pass and circumstances draw them together, it might not be so wrong any more.

Despite the ick factor of the teacher/student relationship, I enjoyed this book. There were quite a few typos in the digital edition, which surprised and distracted me, but overall, I found the Blue/Watson story interesting and compelling. As an adoptive mom, it's a particularly important read.

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