Blue, Danielle Steel

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.


My Blurb:
It is amazing how in having one’s own life saved, you can save another! Blue is named for his amazing blue eyes. He is alone in the world having been pushed out of his aunt’s home. The fact that he was abused by someone she trusts and believes in would make you think he could not trust again. But he does. He gives all his trust to Ginny, but only after she has earned it.
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.
My verdict:
This story touched me in so many ways. It is about learning to love someone, knowing you could end up losing that person. It is about taking on the Catholic Church for the behaviour of their abusive priests. And it is about the horrors people around the world are experiencing due to war. Most importantly, it is about love, and finding it in places you least expect it. I really enjoyed reading this book and can highly recommend it.
Publishing information:
ISBN 9780552166256
Format Paperback
Published October 2016

Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.

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