Wednesday, October 19, 2016

WoW: Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we're waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for! It's hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!

Ramona Blue

     For fans of Rainbow Rowell and Morgan Matson comes this sharp and thought-provoking novel about modern love, family, and the labels that we just can’t seem to escape—from Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’ and Side Effects May Vary.
     Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever. Since then, it’s been Ramona and her family against the world. One of only two out lesbians in her small town and standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, Ramona knows she’s destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy, Mississippi. But juggling multiple jobs, her flaky mom, and her well-meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the responsible adult of the family. Now, with her sister, Hattie, pregnant, her responsibilities weigh more heavily than ever.
     The return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction. Ramona’s friendship with the former competitive swimmer picks up exactly where it left off, and soon he’s talked her into joining him for laps at the pool. 
     As Ramona falls more in love with swimming, her feelings for Freddie begin to shift as well, and she must decide if knowing who she is is more important than figuring out who she might become.

Published By: Balzer + Bray
Expected Publication: May 9, 2017

Why I'm Waiting: When I heard Murphy was doing a companion to Dumplin, I was ECSTATIC! I really enjoyed reading it and I can only imagine who else's story she wanted to tell from that book. So looking at this one, I can honestly say I will love this book too. I do have a small concern, though... I really hope that Ramona finds out she's bisexual and is portrayed with both a girlfriend and a boyfriend. I hope this isn't all about the one person who turns her hetro...... 

What are you waiting on this week?
Will you be waiting on this with me?

1 comment:

  1. Cute pick! Not my kind of read but I hope you really enjoy this one!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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