A Different Blue, Amy Harmon
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.
Review 4.5-4.75 stars
“I’m nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody too? Then there’s a pair of us Don’t tell-they’d banish us, you know.”
Sometimes you come across a book that reads almost like poetry. A book where the lines flow off the paper so effortlessly that it doesn’t really feel like you are knees deep into an incredible novel. But you are. Before you know it, you are deep, turning page after page to find out what happens with Blue.
“The beauty of that poem is that everybody can relate, because we all feel like nobody, we all feel like we are on the outside, looking in. We all feel scattered. But I think it’s the self-awareness that actually makes us somebody. And you are definitely somebody, Blue. You may not be a work of art, but you are definitely a piece of work.”
‘This is a story of one woman’s loss of herself and her search to find her self again. She finds love in her search but most importantly she finds herself.
There are so many things about this book that make it special. Some of my keys, that I look for in a great read is, the pace, this one is flawless. Uniqueness-Blue is a half Indian woodworker. (how original is that for a main character)Depth, don’t believe me check out this quote,
“Regret is just life’s aftertaste. No matter what you choose, you’re gonna wonder if you shoulda done things different. I didn’t necessarily choose wrong. I just chose.”
There is also love. The love between Wilson and Blue, is slow building. He is patient and kind. In his slow ways he teaches her so much.
The visuals this book gives you in your imagination is breath taking. You know a book has hit its mark, when perfectly crafted images take flight. When I finished the last page, I didn’t see The End, I saw a black bird soaring in the sky.
Amy Harmon knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story. Amy Harmon has been a motivational speaker, a grade school teacher, a junior high teacher, a home school mom, and a member of the Grammy Award winning Saints Unified Voices Choir, directed by Gladys Knight. She released a Christian Blues CD in 2007 called “What I Know” – also available on Amazon and wherever digital music is sold. She has written four novels, Running Barefoot, Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, and coming March 29, A DIFFERENT BLUE.