A beautifully written story about grief, life and love and the power of books.
I am very glad that I requested this book; I first saw it on my bookseller best friend’s shelf and was immediately intrigued and thought it looked right up my street, and, luckily, I was not wrong! I couldn’t put down Words in Deep Blue – it was so easy to get in to and is a must for fans of young adult contemporary fiction.
The thing that, as a book lover, I loved about Words in Deep Blue was how much it centered around books, how they can bring people together and how they are so much more than just words on a page. Whilst I personally don’t like writing in books, I did love how the books were used to communicate and deepen the story through the messages left inside them.
Another interesting aspect about this book was its look at grief – it shows how difficult it can be to move past a death but also how that’s okay and it’s how it should be. It also looks at first love and relationships and shows the difficulties of relationships that young people often face.
I would definitely recommend Words in Deep Blue for fans of authors such as Sara Barnard and Brigid Kemmerer – whilst covering deep topics and making you think, it’s a light read that so many young people will be able to relate to on some level.