A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler
Release Date: May 2010
About the Book: Terrified that her mother, a schizophrenic and an artist, is a mirror that reflects her own future, sixteen-year-old Aura struggles with her overwhelming desires to both chase artistic pursuits and keep madness at bay.
As her mother sinks deeper into the darkness of mental illness, the hunger for a creative outlet keeps drawing Aura toward the depths of her own imagination—the shadows of make-believe that she finds frighteningly similar to her mother’s hallucinations.
Convinced that creative equals crazy, Aura shuns her art, and her life unravels in the process.
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: It's such a small world! A couple weeks ago, Holly e-mailed me and after chatting a bit, we discovered we're in the same town! I was thrilled! We never have local YA authors here! Today Holly stopped by the library and we got to talk and we're both very excited about planning some YA events. My teens have been asking for author vists and I think Holly's book will make a great discussion book. Plus, I've enjoyed everything that's put out out by Flux, so I know she's in good hands and it'll be a great read.
And congrats to Holly who sold two more books this year-I'm sure she's got a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! Keep an eye out for Holly's book and I'll keep you posted on any events we have happening at the library.