Title: Ramona Blue
Author: Julie Murphy
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: May, 2017
Ramona lives in small town Mississippi. When she was five hurricane Katrina changed her life forever, and it’s been an uphill battle ever since. With a flaky mom, over worked dad, multiple jobs, being one of the two lesbians in her town, and a now pregnant sister, Ramona doesn’t feel destined for greatness. She feels destined to pick up the pieces that others always leave behind. However when a childhood friend, Freddie, comes back into town, Ramona finds a welcome break in the midst of her chaotic life. But as her life swirls around her, and her feelings for Freddie start to shift, Ramona struggles to find her rightful place.
I loved Ramona Blue because it was a fresh look on feeling and labels. It showed me that you couldn’t always put something in a box, or slap a label on it. Life can be so many different things.
This book told an amazing story on discovering yourself, and I loved it. I would recommend this highly to any one above the age of 13.