A blue so dark

Title; A Blue So Dark
Author; Holly Schindler
Page count; 266
Why I read it; Pretty cover, Good reviews on goodreads.com
Grade; A

Fifteen-year-old Aura Ambrose has been hiding a secret. Her mother, a talented artist and art teacher, is slowly being consumed by schizophrenia, and Aura has been her sole caretaker ever since Aura's dad left them. Convinced that "creative" equals crazy, Aura shuns her own artistic talent. But as her mother sinks deeper into the darkness of mental illness, the hunger for a creative outlet draws Aura toward the depths of her imagination. Just as desperation threatens to swallow her whole, Aura discovers that art, love, and family are profoundly linked—and together may offer an escape from her fears.
Praise for A Blue So Dark:
"A truly real, emotional, and honest read."—Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of Pay it Forward
"A Blue So Dark is a raw, compelling and eloquent portrayal of art and madness, and the freeing, healing gift of creativity. Schindler's voice is brilliant and true."—Carrie Jones, New York Times bestselling author ofNeed and Captivate
"Schindler's lyrical debut explores the nightmare of mental illness in a voice that is sharp and funny and all her own. This is as real as teen fiction gets. A must-read."—Crissa-Jean Chappell, author of Total Constant Order

My Review;
This books sucks you right in! It's so well written that sometimes you feel like you are the one with a mentally ill mother struggling to make the right decisions. The characters were all so realistic, you hated them and loved them just like real people. Sometimes I got so mad at Aura's best friend Janny, some of the things she said were just so mean but in the end you realize that she was dealing with her own crap and was just doing the best she could. I hated Aura's dad, he left because Grace's illness was too much for him to handle but for some reason he thinks a pre teen girl can do it all by herself. He even gives her a pile full of journals every year for her birthday for Aura to keep track of her mothers moods to try to catch any mental break downs before they happen, like that is any kind of job for a child let and the worst birthday present ever! The only bad thing about this book was it made me so sad! The ending though is just the way a book should end, nothing is perfect but things get better. I am going to look into other books written by Holly Schindler because she sure can write! 

The cover is beautiful and the title is just perfect.

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