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Duplicate of A Rainbow of Books by Emily, Teen Blogger


There are so many ways to classify books: by title, release date, non-fiction, fiction, author’s name, etc. But has anybody ever tried to list books by the colour they may be associated with? If not, consider this a first, and join me in naming an (incomplete) rainbow of colours in book titles and authors!

Ruby Red book cover

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier is the story of Gwenyth, a child who has grown up with family members who always try to sabotage and one-up each other. All her life she’s watched her slightly older cousin, Charlotte, get prepped and primed for time-travelling, then unexpectedly, Gwenyth is the one who finds herself in the past! Confused and disoriented, Gwenyth wonders why her life has been so protected, and why her mother, of all people, has kept secrets from her. The story has been translated from German into English, but I could hardly notice the grammatical differences. I really like this book and its excellent plot line. I’m anxiously awaiting the second book in this trilogy, Sapphire Blue.Ella Minnow Pea - book cover

 Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn: Forgive me, because this book does not have a colour in its name. It does, however, have the ever so famous sentence “the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog”, which does have a colour in it. On a fictional island, the mentioned phrase is inscribed on a plaque in the middle of town and, as the letters on it fall off, they are banned from use by the island people. Young Ella is writing letters, trying only to use the letters that are still legal to use, to save herself from the severe punishments that come with breaking that law. I haven’t had the chance to read this novel yet, but a friend of mine did and absolutely loved it! Seeing as she’s just as picky about her book choices as I am, I’d recommend this book to anyone.

An Abundance of Katherines- book cover

Any books by John Green are fabulous! I used to refuse to read anything by him simply because I despised “Looking for Alaska”, but over the summer I happened to have the good fortune to pick up a copy of “The Fault in Our Stars”, and I’ve never been so moved by a novel. At this point, the book has reached such an absolute bestselling quality that most everybody has read it, but if you haven’t had a chance to read this touching novel about teen cancer, I suggest you do so soon. John Green is a wonderful author with many intriguing stories, most of which are aimed at teen boys, but can be perfectly suitable for teen girls, like myself. 

13 Little Blue Envelopes - book cover

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson will always be one of my favourite books. I found it on a whim while browsing the library shelves a couple of summers ago and have loved it ever since. Ginny, a lonely teen, receives thirteen little blue envelopes from her aunt Peg, who has just recently passed away. The first envelope contains one thousand dollars and instructions on how Ginny is to spend her summer learning how to live life to the fullest. Quite honestly, nothing about this book would have appealed to me on a regular day, but the cover was so gorgeous, and everything about it just screamed for me to take it home.

To prevent this post from giving you a headache or some other horrible ailment from the blue light of the screen (see what I did there?), I’ll give you a break and stop at those colours. Maybe I’ll do another installment of "A Rainbow of Books" sometime soon. Until then, happy reading!

Emily,

Teen Blogger

 

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