My latest favourite read is Summer Bird Blue, written by Akemi Dawn Bowman. Who is also the author of another of my favourite books, Starfish.
Summer bird blue is a story of hope, perseverance and love. The story of a young girl called Rumi is told after she has lost her beloveds sister Lea in a awful car accident. Rumi’s mother takes the really badly and to grieve she sends Rumi away to Hawaii with family. What follows is a tale of hopelessness, pain and anger until Rumi makes unexpected new friends and learns to grieve with their help.
Summer Bird Blue is up with my favourites of 2019 and the YA genre in general because of the powerful tale told.
Akemi’s writing style is unique to her and her use of imagery is amazing, she can really set the scene and convey characters emotions well.
At times I found myself reacting to Rumi’s sometimes disastrous decisions which means I really cared for all the main characters in the story.
These are some of the many reasons I have to give Summer Bird Blue the highest rating I can.
Five Stars from me!
Thanks for reading this review and I apologise for my prolonged absence for reviewing, I endeavour to post more reviews soon as I have a few more to write.