A Different BLue
SYNOPSIS
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.


Reviewed by Jenny: 4.5 Stars

 “Once upon a time…there was a little blackbird, pushed from the next. Unwanted. Discarded”

And so begins A Different Blue. Part of the synopsis sums up the story with “This is the story of a nobody who becomes a somebody. It is the story of an unlikely friendship where hope fosters healing and redemption becomes love.”

Whilst that is a perfect way to summarize this book, it doesn’t even scratch the surface of the content of this story.  This book….I really don’t know what to begin to talk about this book. Even as I’m writing this review I am thinking back to the story of Blue and I am welling up. There were times this book lifted my spirits, there were times I felt such inexplicable sorrow for Blue and there were times my heart warmed at the beautiful old soul Wilson and the interaction between him and Blue.  What a beautiful combination they were. .

“Don’t let anybody tell you different. Regret is just life’s aftertaste.”

This story was beautiful and moving.  As heart-warming as it was heartbreaking. As breath-taking as it was overwhelming.  I continually stopped to wipe away tears as Blue Echohawk and her story completely and utterly stole my heart. It is a bit difficult to do a review of this book because you can’t divulge too much without giving away spoilers and to do that would be a travesty to this story. It must be experienced and revealed at its own pace, the way the author intended. I want readers to experience this the way I did.

“To live without belief is a fate worse than death”

To say Blue has lived a tough life really is an understatement. But she is a survivor.

“It wasn’t much. But I was never hungry, I was never cold, and I don’t remember ever being really unhappy”  ….”…..I didn’t know any different so I wasn’t especially lonely”   Blue

This girl doesn’t know her real name or when she was born. She was abandoned at two and raised by a drifter, not attending school until she was ten. Blue feels she has no faith and no hope and her attitude at school reflects her feelings.  Her dress sense and overall appearance oozes sex appeal as she confuses sex with nurturing as a way of dealing with pain and loneliness.

“God? If you love me…take it away. Please. I’m asking you to take it away. I don’t want to feel this anymore”  Blue

I adored Blue.  I found her sassy, stoic, with so much heart. Yes she did radiate an attitude from every pore, but it was understandably so.  With little or no self esteem or self love, Blue is convinced she is nothing. But you know the girl inside; you feel the girl beyond the attitude is special. You know Blue is a survivor but you will feel every single minute of her struggles. Blue may have not have felt hope but I can assure you I did. I believed in her without exception.

When Blue strikes up an unlikely friendship with her new History teacher Mr Wilson in her senior year, theirs is a friendship that is so very special it will completely move you, render you speechless and these two will completely captivate you, I know they did me.  What can one say about this Wilson?

“You can’t control who loves you….you can’t let someone love you anymore than you can make someone love you” 

There is so much to this man. This guy really is a book hero in every sense of the word. He’s not your alpha type hero, and he doesn’t need to be. He is unique and beautiful inside and out. I completely fell in love with this cheeky, intelligent, funny and sometimes stuffy Brit teacher.

“A handkerchief! What are you eighty five?”  Blue

His humor, his soulfulness and his compassion won me over….yes, Wilson was very much the core of this story right along with Blue.

Blue’s story unfolds by way of a history assignment in Mr Wilson’s class.  Little by little he coaxes her to write about her life.

“Don’t worry about being perfect. Perfect is boring” “I just want an honest account – whatever you are willing to divulge” Wilson

Blue is closed, she doesn’t want to let others in and she especially doesn’t want to expose her life in a classroom environment.  Watching this friendship develop, watching Blue open up, watching Wilson nurture her….well, as I said, I’m welling up just thinking about it.  This book completely moved me.

“Some moments you don’t get back, Blue.  You don’t want to spend a lifetime wondering about those moments you didn’t seize, about the things you should have done but were too scared to” Wilson

The relationship between Wilson and Blue is the absolutely heart of this story.  There’s was a slow build relationship that never felt rushed, never felt contrived.

“We studied each other silently.  And then he brought his hand up and laid it gently against my cheek. Such a simple gesture. But it was my undoing. I closed my eyes and cried”

This book is one I won’t forget in a hurry.  So, why not a 5 star? Well, for me there were a couple of scenes I would have liked expanded upon, I would have liked some answers to and I really would have loved an epilogue but this in no way detracted from my enjoyment of this story as you can tell.

This is so, so much more than a romance story. There is so much to this book that you will at times gasp at what comes next – I know parts completely took me surprise. This book had depth, heart, sorrow, pain, humor, hope and some of the most wonderful, heart stealing characters you could meet, every last one of them. I loved it!

“I keep wishing you had a better life………A different life.  But a different life would have made you a different Blue.”  Wilson

I’ll leave by saying….. “British butts drive me nuts” haha

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A DIFFERENT BLUE by AMY HARMON
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A Different BLue

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73 Comments:


  1. Mandy said:

    So glad you reviewed this book! I loved this author’s first book- “Running Barefoot” and I so glad Ms. Harmon is getting more attention.

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    Sounds like my kind of book! I hope we find out about her past, how she became abandoned with no knowledge of her beginnings.

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  51. Tess H. said:

    Prior to this review, I haven’t heard of A Different Blue, but after reading your review, I’m very interested to read this! It sounds like an amazing book and your reviews are spot on for me! Thanks for the recommendation and giveaway!

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  73. Nicole said:

    I cannot wait to read this!!! I have heard nothing but great things about this book.

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