Summer of Blue

Cover design by Simon Davis



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Early Reviews

As I read this story I imagined myself in the shoes of my teenage daughter who endured my absence in Afghanistan for a year – and then the beauty of this book became clear. This enchanting novel employs humour and empathy, honesty and wisdom to tackle teenage angst. Balsari's confidence as a storyteller grows with the turn of each page, reflecting that of the novel's heroine. – Martin Middlebrook, international photojournalist

Summer of Blue is full of contemporary voices. – Victor Watson, Paradise Barn series

Balsari's writing is observant, witty, sad, funny, shocking, provocative and yet deeply satisfying. – Jane Wilson-Howarth, A Glimpse of Eternal Snows

The sort of book I would have devoured as a teenager; it brought a tear to my eye at the end. – Anna Crofts

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