Once Blue explores the power of rock and roll and first love in the lyrical voice of sixteen year old Jamie Monaco. Against the backdrop of the Florida Gulf, one hot summer in 1980, Jamie becomes mesmerized by a gifted yet troubled older musician named Blue. Their electric attraction draws Jamie into Blue's world, which is faster, wilder and more dangerous than she is quite ready for. Jamie is close to her older brother and her widowed mother, but they cannot stop her from venturing into unknown territory while riding on the back of Blue's motorcycle to forbidden beach parties and sneaking into the local club to watch him perform. The relationship leads Jamie to learn just how far she will go for love, and builds to a dramatic and bittersweet conclusion.
- Paperback | 108 pages
- 149.86 x 226.06 x 10.16mm | 181.44g
- 10 May 2011
- London, United Kingdom
- black & white illustrations