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Published: August 30, 2016
Genres: YA Fiction
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Words in Deep Blue is about books and people. The uniqueness of second-hand book shops and lives lived and shared in those books. We follow a young girl and boy who find their way back together when she moves back to town and decides to work at his family bookstore. Confronting death and love and loss are key themes in this book.
I can relate a lot to losing someone close and trying to find meaning in literally everything during the grieving process. Books really have a special place in my heart because they have that power to take me out of real-life situations, and into fantasy worlds and into the lives of other people who are also trying to figure out “meanings” or purposes in their life, but obviously some books have simpler stories.
I love love love the idea of writing letters and marking words in books. I always had this idea that I should keep my books presentable and free of marks and I mean, who wouldn’t? But the notion of reading someone’s else’s notes or letters reminds me of that unspeakable special bond between people who will never really know each other. You can get a sense of how they think, what they like, and who they love just by what they’ve highlighted or underlined in the books. One word can have a multitude of meanings for each and every one of us, and I think that’s pretty amazing that we can all connect to something on that level!
I’m going to be transparent and say that any book that makes me cry deserves 5 Patricia Stars!
Check out my favourite quotes from this book!