Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: RAMONA BLUE by Julie Murphy

My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won’t find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could’ve been better or what worked or didn’t work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about. So if it’s here I probably think it won’t injure your brain if you read it.

Ramona has always known who she is. A too-tall girl poor white girl with blue hair who happens to be one of the only two lesbians in her small Mississippi town. She’s also little sister to Hattie, who’s always been the pretty one and known how to have a good time – and now she’s pregnant. With summer setting on their tourist own and Ramona’s crush going back home, life has never felt quite so restrictive in Eulogy.
Then Freddie – a former summer visitor only – comes to stay, for good. His grandma decided Eulogy was where she wanted to end up, so he’s along for it, leaving behind a girlfriend and a relationship he thinks can handle the long distance. Ramona hopes it can, and not only for his sake. If his can work out, why shouldn’t hers? Even if her summer crush was still in the closet, that doesn’t mean they can’t make it work, right?
But as she and Freddie become closer, Ramona finds her feelings for him deepening from a lifelong friendship into something unexpected. With all the things she thought she knew suddenly becoming slippery, Eulogy feels too small to contain everything she could possibly become.
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