Blue

Blue

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by Lou Aronica
     
 

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NATIONAL BESTSELLERChris Astor is a man in his early forties who is going through the toughest stretch of his life. Becky is Chris's fourteen-year-old daughter, a girl who overcame enormous challenges to become a vibrant, vital young woman - and now faces her greatest obstacle yet. Miea is the young queen of a fantasy land that Becky and Chris created when Becky was…  See more details below

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NATIONAL BESTSELLERChris Astor is a man in his early forties who is going through the toughest stretch of his life. Becky is Chris's fourteen-year-old daughter, a girl who overcame enormous challenges to become a vibrant, vital young woman - and now faces her greatest obstacle yet. Miea is the young queen of a fantasy land that Becky and Chris created when Becky was little, a fantasy land that has developed a life of its own and now finds itself in terrible, maybe fatal trouble. Together, Chris, Becky, and Miea need to uncover a secret. The secret to why their worlds have joined at this moment. The secret to their purpose. The secret to the future. It is a secret that, when discovered, will redefine imagination for all of them. BLUE is a novel of trial and hope, invention and rediscovery. It might very well take you someplace you never knew existed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611880960
Publisher:
Story Plant
Publication date:
09/10/2013
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Lou Aronica is the author of several novels and works of nonfiction, including the New York Times bestseller, The Element (written with Ken Robinson) and the national bestseller, The Culture Code (written with Clotaire Rapaille). He lives in Southern Connecticut with his wife and four children.

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Blue 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 644 reviews.
JenniferLee54 More than 1 year ago
I really liked the way the author kept me wanting to know more. My only big issue was that I had to read this in the smallest font ever. I could not get my color nook to change the size of the words. Otherwise, the story was different and fresh. Not just another mystery, drama, or biography. The author used a great deal of creativity in writing a story that could be true if you have any imagination. It had the conflict, despair, and emotions that one would expect from a story of an ill child, the father and mother. The reality of the conflict between the parents was well written, probably from life experiences, either seen or felt. All in all worth reading, just please fix the issue with the font size.
Jill Roberts More than 1 year ago
I would like to requestt that when people include story endings in their reviews they give a heads up so others can be surprrised thanks
mpeg More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book. I like fantasy novels and this novel is a totally different spin on fantasy. The story is so haunting because of the love of a father for his daughter. I think it points out that people at sometime in their life just have to BELIEVE. I had a hard time putting my Nook down but sometimes my eyes just gave out. Since I've read it, I've found myself thinking about it at different times. Everyone doesn't like the same books but this is a beautiful story.
Ailanthus More than 1 year ago
A touching story about a girl who is fighting cancer while struggling with her relationships with her divorced parents and trying to save the fantasy world her father and her created when she was little. A very magical read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got this for free Friday a while back and just now got around to reading it. Man, I am sorry it took me so long to get around to it. It was the most touching book I've read in a while. As for the font, I had no trouble with my tablet. I don't know if the problem was fixed or not, but again, I did not have an issue. This book touches many areas. It deals with conflicts and griefs concerning divorce and how it effects EVERYONE involved. The author does a great job giving the prospectives of all involved. It involves dealing with an illness that will surely take the life of someone far too young. It is about the wonders of the imagination and how far it can take us. Lastly, and some may disagree, it is about faith. Faith in friends. Faith in family. Faith that there are possibilities other than what is right in front of us and what we have always believed to be true. I really enjoyed this book. I will think about it for days to come. I will admit that it takes a little while to get to the heart of the book, but once it finally got going, it all came together into a really great story. I would really recommend reading the prequel, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, as it really does a better job of letting you get to know the dynamics of the family and a better history of how Tamarisk came to life. One last thing, there is a slightly confusing character by the name of Gage. Just let your mind wander about this creater of the bridge.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantasy with a bit of reality. Good reading, not your usual storyline.
dede0726 More than 1 year ago
I'm not usually one for fantasy, but I love this book!!! I like to stick with a certain kind of book and this would not have been my first choice, but it is so good. I love a book that can bring me in and make me feel like I am living the story and this book has definitely done that! Also, I had no issue adjusting the font!! Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book issoooo darn amazing and very sad but i loved the ending soooooooooooo happy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! I read the prequel first, which I think helped. I don't want to do spoilers so let's just say I laughed, I cried, I totally loved it!
PCGA More than 1 year ago
This book was heart-rending but magical. I read the prequel, "Until Again," first, and I'm glad I did, since some of the characters seemed pretty irredeemable by the end of the prequel, and "Blue" ended on a such a different note. The world of Tamarisk is well developed and sounds like a great place to visit, though reading the prequel I was a little mystified by the jump between worlds the first couple times it happened. I look forward to more Tamarisk stories from the author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very engaging read. I don't usually read fantasy world novels but this story was a pleasant surprise. An easy read.
fullofsecrets More than 1 year ago
Pros: Realistic portrayal of a post-divorce dynamic; fairly accurate (if somewhat glossed-over) depiction of cancer treatment; excellent descriptions of the world of Tamarisk. Cons: Disappointing (for me) ending; for me, the author's frequent references to real-world personalities and content often knocked me out of the narrative and broke the fourth wall. Although it isn't specifically labeled as such, as several other reviewers have said, this seems like young adult fiction. I found the story reasonably engaging, but the swift resolution and the ending's message didn't sit well with me. I'll avoid spoilers, but there's a detail in the last few pages that changed my perspective on Tamarisk in a way that soured me a bit on the book. Also, I disagreed with the writer's decision to mention Britney Spears, Johnny Depp, and other details that firmly set the time frame of this narrative. I think authors who choose to do this run a strong risk of dating their book prematurely. Blue isn't a bad book, but it isn't a great one. Hindsight being what it is, I would've preferred to invest the same time in reading a title with a more satisfying resolution. It's unlikely that I'd recommend it.
neh820 More than 1 year ago
Font was way too small and couldn't be adjusted. In a few sections there was a section with "Gage". Who was he and what was his relevance to the story? Was it a misprint in the Nook book?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks like the font sizing problem has been fixed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story for those of us that like stories about traveling to other worlds, plus a dash of drama and familial love. Give it a try!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find this book very confusing. Lots of jumping back and forth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First, to review the book.... well written and captivating. Ageless. It could be loved by a young or older reader. I very much enjoyed the mature story line about divorced parents and their teen daughter and was captivated by the imaginary world. Second... to those who don't know how to adjust your font size, don't downgrade the book, go buy it in paper. Third, got it for free on a Friday so quit complaining.
iPodReader More than 1 year ago
This was a special offer and I didn't realize at first it was a book for young people. As such, it was reasonably good. Nice portrayal of a young girl caught in her parents' divorce and an excellent portrayal of the parents' views of their marriage-- all, of course, incorporated in the context of visits to another world. Young girls now enjoying princess stories and heading in the direction of romance novels for adults should enjoy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wanted to read cause all the reviews eere so goo,,BUT print was so small could not enjoy...Went to the largest font available and could not read. Maybe the auther could put it out in larger print so everyone wether eyes are good or bad can enjoy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't enlareg the print. Extra Extra large is miniscule!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Blue" was an enjoyable read, but it reads like it is for young adults which I didn't expect. Like "Bridge to Terebithia" it deals with a kid growing up in the real world, but there is an element of fantasy. Also the story is not completely a "happy ending" type of story. I read the prequel "Until Again" first so I don't know if I would feel I was missing some character development and background story, if I hadn't read the prequel first. I don't think the prequel is a stand alone book so if you plan to read the prequel, make sure you have "Blue" ready to read right afterwards.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blue takes the reader to two different worlds, the one with which we are familiar in which the child Becky lives in the dual households of two dysfunctional parents and Tamarisk, the one she and her father fabricate to escape the painful effects of her leukemia. While nicely crafted as a novel, Blue ultimately depresses rather than uplifts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish the print was adjustable. Very, very hard to read. Certainly takes away from the joy of a book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I loved the way the author was able to write from the perspectives of all the main characters. It shows a lot of understanding of grief and divorce. It is a wonderful, feel-good fantasy that has many facets. I expect to read it again, like an old friend.
JodyGilchrist More than 1 year ago
This was offered as a free Friday download. It has the smallest font available and I can not read it without getting a headache. Spent time with Barnes and Noble help desk and they stated it was because it was free. That did not make sense since I also downloaded Until Again (which was free) and this did not have a problem. My frustration is that I loved Until Again and now can not continue reading the saga unless I can download it somewhere else because even if you bought it now at 2.99 there is still and issue with the font. Would highly recommend trying this author somewhere else...