Blue

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Chris 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 ...

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Overview


NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Chris 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611880960
  • Publisher: Story Plant, The
  • Publication date: 9/10/2013
  • Pages: 343
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lou Aronica
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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Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    Book Downloads in Tiny Type - Don't Bother

    This is not a review - just a warning that you practically need a magnifying glass to read this as you can't adjust the font size. Unless this is fixed, don't bother

    10 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Spoilers

    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

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

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    Worth reading. Kept me interested all the way through. Not Boring.

    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.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    Good so far, but my eyes.......

    The font is too small, but you can adjust a little. I started to read in despite of the font and it seems like good book so far, hopefully my eyes will not become strained!

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2011

    Great book.

    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.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2011

    A Sweet Story

    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!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2012

    ANOTHER GREAT FREE FRIDAY!!!!

    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.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2012

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    Will you like this book? That depends upon how you feel about the ending.

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Good story...

    Fantasy with a bit of reality. Good reading, not your usual storyline.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    It's ok

    I find this book very confusing. Lots of jumping back and forth.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 25, 2011

    I can't put it down!

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book issoooo darn amazing and very sad but i loved the ending soooooooooooo happy

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    Fix the Font

    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...

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2011

    Boring

    I can read it perfectly fine but it just doesn't grasp my attention

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Very nice!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2012

    This book was heart-rending but magical. I read the prequel, &q

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Heartwarming and bittersweet

    A very engaging read. I don't usually read fantasy world novels but this story was a pleasant surprise. An easy read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Font is perfectly fine

    Sounds like some people need to take classes to learn to use their nooks properly before complaining about a book. It is called operator error. You can make the font as small or as large as you like. By the way, if you are posting somethiing that does not require a rating and you select one star, it does effect the overall rating which is not fair to the author or the consumer.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Impossibly small print

    If you need a larger print to read don't bother with this book. The print will not enlarge on your Nook. Can't tell you if the story is a good one since I wasn't able to read the microscopic print. Maybe someone with extra good vision wil enjoy it!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 31, 2011

    Good story, quick read

    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?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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