Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Different Blue by Amy Harmon

A Different Blue
"Once upon a time...there was a little blackbird, pushed from the nest. Unwanted. Discarded."

This is exactly what Blue Echohawk thinks about herself. She was abandoned at two years of age. She was brought up by an Indian drifter Jimmy Echohawk, who gave her his last name.  She didn't attend school until she was ten.
Her life has not been easy. She feels like nobody has stayed with her long enough to want her.  She uses her attitude, her beauty and sex to forget this -if only for a while.  She is nineteen or she assumes she is. No one really knows her birthday or her true identity.  She makes a mockery of school and she is rude to her new history teacher Mr Wilson. The only time she is herself is when she is carving wood. A trait taught by Jimmy. Life becomes more complicated for Blue and she has to make a very difficult choice.

Darcy Wilson is british. He moved to the States to be closer to his family.  He has a girlfriend but he is baffled when he meets Blue. At first, he thinks she is just another disruptive student but the more he learns about her the more he wants to get to know her.  He becomes her friend and guide.  At some point those feelings change and I think they do at the best time.

Amy Harmon is an excellent writer. There is absolutely no doubt about it. Her stories are full of hope and love in their own way.
Blue was a very interesting character. She matures right in front of the reader. She goes from someone who has very low self esteem with anger issues to become a selfless human being.  Her decision has to be one of the toughest one that a woman has to make. She is a survivor. She won't let anything keep her down for too long and when she opens her heart she chooses the right person to do it with because Wilson was just perfect in every way.

I read this book a few weeks back but it's has been very hard to write the review. I simply don't think I give Amy's books enough justice. Not sure I can convey the emotions she makes me feel. She has become a must read author.

“I keep wishing you had a better life... a different life. But a different life would have made you a different Blue. And that would be the biggest tragedy of all.”

5/5 Fangs

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