Blue by Kasey Jackson
When Kasey asked me to check out and let her know what I thought of her book, Blue, I was super excited to do so. I was totally thrilled that an author basically asked me to review their work!
When I first downloaded the book onto my phone all I knew about it was that it had something to do with Albinism and that it was out of my normal dystopian comfort zone. But it was SO much more than I expected it to be. This story was extremely beautiful to say the least. Kasey’s ability to make me feel like I was right there walking alongside or sitting with or in a conversation with the characters is a very rare thing.
The story focuses on two very different yet two very similar girls. Anytha and Tabitha. They both find themselves rethinking their thoughts on life and questioning authority in a non-rebellious way and are so likable! I honestly recommend going into this story the same way that I did, not knowing too much about it. I think that is what made it so awesome for me. Blue is thought provoking, inspiring and motivating. It deals with some pretty controversial subjects but they are handled very tastefully. It ended leaving me wanting more! It hit a soft spot in my heart for certain reasons and quickly became one of my favorite reads! I highly recommend it! Also it will make you want a yard full of Jacaranda trees.
On to the ratings!
0 = None 10 = Tons
Although it didn't make me cry like some books have, this book was incredibly heartfelt!
Some violence here and there..
It’s briefly insinuated that some girls are lured into beds with men. There is inappropriate behavior toward a girl by an older man.
Some elements may seem too mature for readers under 13.
Overall I loved the book and cannot wait for the release of the second book in the series later this year!