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True Colors

By: Natalie Kinsey

BOOK TALK

Do you ever feel like you don’t fit in?  Like you are different from everyone else?  Blue knows exactly how that feels.  Abandoned when she was two days old in an old flower pot, Blue is thankful Hannah took her in, but she doesn’t know much more about her life than that.   Even though Blue feels like something is missing in her life, she can’t wait for her summertime friend Nadine to arrive.  At least with Nadine, Blue feels like she does fit in.  But as Nadine begins to distance herself from Blue, and Hannah keeps avoiding answering any of Blue’s questions about who her mother could be, Blue decides to take matters into her own hands.  With the help of Raleigh, a 31 year-old man who is “slow”, and Mr. Gilpin, editor of the local newspaper, Blue just might be able to piece together the clues and figure out just who her mother really is.  The problem?  What if her mother isn’t the person Blue had made her up to be?  What if her mother isn’t even alive?  Will Blue be able to handle the news, even if it isn’t the news she wants to hear?  One thing is certain:  Blue will definitely define the word “family” differently when she finds out the truth.

Prepared by Brenda Day, Library Media Specialist, Aledo Middle School, Aledo, TX