Blue opening line: The trip by jeep from the small village near Luena to Malanje in Angola, in southwest Africa, followed by a train ride to Luanda, the capital, had taken seven hours.
Ginny Carter was once a rising star in TV news, married, with a three-year-old son and a full and happy life – until her whole world dissolved on a freeway in a single instant. In the aftermath, she somehow pieces her life back together, but struggles to truly find meaning in her existence.Then, on the anniversary of the fateful accident, she meets a boy who will cause her life to change forever yet again. Thirteen-year-old Blue Williams has been living on the streets, rarely attending school, and utterly alone. Ginny reaches out to him, and slowly, their friendship grows. The two form an unusual bond and become the family they each lost.But just as he is truly beginning to trust her, she learns he has been hiding a shocking secret. Ginny wonders if she can help Blue to feel whole again, and at the same time heal herself.Blue is an emotionally gripping story of dark secrets revealed, second chances, and the power of love and courage to overcome life’s greatest challenges.
Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.
View the previous posts on August 21:
- one year ago – Win Tickets To Winestyle Winter Winedown
- two years ago – Pickled Quails Eggs
- three years ago – Chocolate Fondant
- five years ago – Getting To Know Each Other Some More
- six years ago – Friday’s Food Quiz Number 33