Yeah, yeah…. I know. “Never judge a book by its cover” is common advice that’s important to follow and all that. But damn, I just have to say I fell in love with the art style on the cover of this one! Blue is my favourite colour (so bias) and it screams relaxing ocean vibes. Unfortunately for the main character, Rumi Seto, this tale is the opposite of a tranquil stroll along a beach.
Rumi’s world as she knows it has just been utterly destroyed by the tragic loss of her best friend and little sister, Lea. Her mom is immobilized by grief and teenage Rumi is sent from her home in the eastern US to go stay with her aunt in Hawaii. This upheaval and perceived abandonment doesn’t exactly help Rumi deal with her pain, to say the least.Continue reading “Novel Notes: Summer Bird Blue”