It's that time again!
Those of you who watched last month's #WednesdayYA live show for The Raven Boys will know that Liz was feeling contemporary this month, so she put a good chunk of our shared contemporary reads into a bowl, and pulled out the name of the book we'll be reading this month.
And that book is . . .
A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler
Contemporary, 277 pages
Published May 8th 2010 by Flux
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.
We hope you can join us in reading this fairly slim novel. As always, we'll be having a live discussion of the book on the last wednesday of the month, so in this case, May 27th. You can join in on Twitter with the hashtag #WednesdayYA, and/or you can watch along and comment right on youtube. We'll be shooting out the link to that as we get closer to the discussion, but whether you're able to make it then, or just want to weigh in at any point throughout the month, feel free to @ us with that hashtag and let us know your thoughts!