Happy Wednesday and welcome to my stop on the nerd blast for Violets Are Blue by Barbara Dee! I’m so excited because today I get to shine a spotlight on this wonderful book for you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so excited to for you to find out more about it, PLUS you can enter the giveaway to win a print copy!Violets Are Blue by Barbara Dee
Published on October 12, 2021 by Aladdin
Genres: Contemporary, Middle Grade
Add to Goodreads
Author Links: Website, Twitter, Goodreads, Instagram
From the author of the acclaimed My Life in the Fish Tank and Maybe He Just Likes You comes a moving and relatable middle grade novel about secrets, family, and the power of forgiveness.
Twelve-year-old Wren loves makeup—special effect makeup, to be exact. When she is experimenting with new looks, Wren can create a different version of herself. A girl who isn’t in a sort-of-best friendship with someone who seems like she hates her. A girl whose parents aren’t divorced and doesn’t have to learn to like her new stepmom.
So, when Wren and her mom move to a new town for a fresh start, she is cautiously optimistic. And things seem to fall into place when Wren meets potential friends and gets selected as the makeup artist for her school’s upcoming production of Wicked.
Only, Wren’s mom isn’t doing so well. She’s taking a lot of naps, starts snapping at Wren for no reason, and always seems to be sick. And what’s worse, Wren keeps getting hints that things aren’t going well at her new job at the hospital, where her mom is a nurse. And after an opening night disaster leads to a heartbreaking discovery, Wren realizes that her mother has a serious problem—a problem that can’t be wiped away or covered up.
After all the progress she’s made, can Wren start over again with her devastating new normal? And will she ever be able to heal the broken trust with her mom?
What do you think about Violets Are Blue? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!