National Book Award recipient Han Nolan's fifth novel is an emotional stunner. Like Brock Cole's equally haunting The Facts Speak for Themselves, Born Blue is an unflinching look at a girl forced to grow up too fast in a callous world. Nolan's raw portrayal of Leshaya may hurt to read, but like a recently healed broken heart, it's a good pain. (Ages 14 and older) --Jennifer Hubert --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This novel was recommended for my daughter by her Language Arts teacher. It was a fast read, but there are several typos throughout the book. Otherwise it was a great read.Published 9 months ago by fellsue
I loved this book the first time I read it years ago and loved it even more this time through!Published 19 months ago by Nicole G
I liked the story, I really did. But I just couldn't get passed the way the main character talked. Maybe it's a personal preference, I don't know but I honestly had to fight myself... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Lee
I absolutely love the book. I like how they left the end open so we could put our own little twist to it. Read morePublished on January 9, 2013 by Summer Brewer
I loved it because I had a friend that her mom fell into AIDS and died in her arms. Also I am really into these kinds of books.
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Born Blue is one of the saddest books I have ever read. The main characters life is so tumultuous that you have no choice but you feel sorry for the situations shes been forced... Read morePublished on August 11, 2012 by BeBrezzy
I rarely take the time to post a review, but I'm angry about the time I wasted reading Born Blue. Even though I disliked the main character, Leshaya, I kept reading to find out if... Read morePublished on November 20, 2011 by Mtngenie
Good lessons in the book which was sort of unexpected. Cannot wait to get another with the same type of suspense. She would not put it down to eat.Published on July 26, 2011 by Happy Parent
I just finished this remarkable book. I've never read anything like it. Since my grandson actually read it first and recommended it to me, I never expected the writing to be so... Read morePublished on September 3, 2009 by Pam Grimm