Words in Deep Blue

Words in Deep Blue

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"One of the loveliest, most exquisitely beautiful books I've read in a very long time. . . . I didn't just read the pages, I lived in them." --Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places A beautiful love story for fans of Jandy Nelson and Nicola Yoon: two teens find their way back to each other in a bookstore full of secrets and crushes, grief and hope--and letters hidden between the pages. Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family's bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came. Now Rachel has returned to the city--and to the bookshop--to work alongside the boy she'd rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can't feel anything anymore. As Henry and Rachel work side by side--surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages--they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it's possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 269 pages
  • 145 x 216 x 30mm | 386g
  • Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • United States
  • English
  • 1101937645
  • 9781101937648
  • 66,503

About Cath Crowley

CATH CROWLEY is an award-winning author of young adult novels, including Graffiti Moon and A Little Wanting Song. She lives, writes, and teaches creative writing in Melbourne, Australia. Visit her online at CathCrowley.com.au or find her on Twitter at @CathCrowleyshow more

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Praise for Graffiti Moon: The character development is strong. . . . It s the kind of night you dream about, but it s very much grounded in reality. Buzzfeed.com Laced with humor and sadness, longing and joy, this slice of life is satisfying and hopeful. Booklist Richly and affectingly expressed. . . . [An] engrossing story with credible complexity. Publishers Weekly An ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book for Teens Praise for A Little Wanting Song: Give this incredible, satisfying book to fans of Sarah Dessen, Karen Foxlee, Melina Marchetta actually, give it to any teen girl who longs a little and feels too much. . . . Unforgettable. School Library Journal, starred review Crowley captures quiet moments with aching beauty and tenderness; her empathy for teen girls recalls Deb Caletti and Sarah Dessen. Booklist An ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book"show more

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1,363 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
5 48% (661)
4 32% (441)
3 14% (195)
2 3% (42)
1 2% (24)
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