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Words in Deep Blue By Cath Crowley Words in Deep Blue This is a love story It s the story of Howling Books where readers write letters to strangers to lovers to poets It s the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie They were best friends once before

  • Title: Words in Deep Blue
  • Author: Cath Crowley
  • ISBN: 9781101937648
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Words in Deep Blue By Cath Crowley This is a love story.It s the story of Howling Books, where readers write letters to strangers, to lovers, to poets.It s the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie They were best friends once, before Rachel moved to the sea Now, she s back, working at the bookstore, grieving for her brother Cal and looking for the future in the books people love, and the words they leavThis is a love story.It s the story of Howling Books, where readers write letters to strangers, to lovers, to poets.It s the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie They were best friends once, before Rachel moved to the sea Now, she s back, working at the bookstore, grieving for her brother Cal and looking for the future in the books people love, and the words they leave behind.
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    1. Larry H on said:

      Seriously This book had me sobbing like I haven t since All the Bright Places or maybe even Me Before You, although there s not quite the same level of tragedy But as I was crying so hard I wet my t shirt don t judge , at the same time I was thinking that I may very well become obsessed with Cath Crowley s writing after this one.Henry and Rachel were best friends They were utterly inseparable, and the truth is, Rachel was in love with Henry She knew that Henry was fascinated by Amy, the pretty n [...]

    2. Hailey (HaileyinBookland) on said:

      Saying I have mixed feelings on this seems like an understatement I loved the concept, this truly is a bibliophile s paradise with all the references to other well known books and the second hand bookstore setting It brilliant conveys the emotions of the characters however I found the characters themselves to be rather uninspired I definitely have mixed emotions regarding the writing style It was good in some ways but for the most part I found it scattered and confusing to follow I feel like the [...]

    3. Cait (Paper Fury) on said:

      This is one of the most beautiful books I ve had the pleasure of devouring at dawn Actually I devoured it at midday but pfft, please let s not get caught up on the details THE FACT IS THIS IS AN AMAZINGLY GLORIOUS BOOK AND I LOVE IT But then can Cath Crowley do no wrong I adore her books A Little Wanting Song and Graffiti Moon and I m sooooo glad this new book exists IT S BEAUTIFUL What do you mean I said that already Dude, I m saying it a million times Buckle up for the ride The best thing abou [...]

    4. Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin on said:

      I m so damn mad This sounded like a book I would love Most of my friends love it So what happened to me All it did was mostly get on my nerves even though I loved the majority of the people in the book and it was sad and there were books I m at a loss people

    5. Aj the Ravenous Reader on said:

      If they were just words then people wouldn t fall in love because of them A beautifully written YA contemporary story about grief and love, death and life and most of all, about the magical power of words to people Every element fits the overall theme and I love that most of the story is set at a local secondhand bookstore somewhere in Australia I could practically imagine myself inside Howling Books enjoying every section of the store especially the Letter Library area where people are allowed [...]

    6. LolaReviewer on said:

      The letters left in books as a way of communication were absolutely wonderful The inclusion of book culture itself caught my interest very fast Books about books rarely disappoint me But the romance did Rachel loves Henry, her best friend, but Henry loves Amy Rachel leaves Three years later, after her brother s death, she comes back and is forced to face Henry again What if she falls for him once Meanwhile, Amy breaks up with Henry, but Henry wants her back desperately Henry is very, very despe [...]

    7. Maram on said:

      Dear gorgeous cover and an interesting premise,Be good to me, please.Sincerely, Desperate reader in a slump ish

    8. Berit☀️✨ on said:

      This book was just simply beautifulOn the surface this book was about Rachel and Henry and their second chance at love, but truly it was so much than that it was a book about love and life, death and grief, and the power of words I found both Rachel and Henry extremely likable and relatable i d love to go to Australia and visit this book shop, especially the letter library if you love books and Love this book is definitely for you So grateful I found this little gem narration Hamlisch R Johnson [...]

    9. Carol (Bookaria) on said:

      This is the story of Rachel and Henry They have been best friends for years and at the end of their senior year of high school they have a plan to travel the world together All is very exciting until someone enters the picture, cough evil vixen cough and their plans crumble At the same time, Rachel is secretly in love with Henry and leaves him a letter expressing her love before she moves away What happens then you have to read the book to find out.The story is told from the alternating points o [...]

    10. Stacee on said:

      I fell in love with Cath s words with Graffiti Moon and I knew I wanted to read this before I knew what it was about I loved Rachel and Henry They re both going through so much and while they rate differently on the spectrum of bad, to each of them, it s catastrophic I loved their dynamic, their banter, their desperation to help the other when they weren t doing well themselves And of course there are a small cast of characters who are all excellent and add a layer and texture to the story.The p [...]

    11. Bianca on said:

      Occasionally, one stumbles upon a book that just moves you in unexpected ways Words in Deep Blue is one of those books So what if it s labelled young adult If it s good, it s good.Our protagonists are Rachel Sweetie and Henry Jones, both eighteen They ve been best friends for many years, with a three year gap, when Rachel moved away to another town and stopped all contact with Henry When Rachel moves back to town, she finds things are not the same, as Henry is dumbfounded that Rachel hadn t miss [...]

    12. Elyse on said:

      There is so much to love about this book The writing is alive with authenticity, and angst The intimacy of communication shows how extraordinary an ordinary life is Beautifuld soooo very moving

    13. Jennifer Kyle on said:

      4.5 STARSI really liked this story and I thought that the writing was just brilliant The story s setting is a second hand book store called Howling Books which is owned by a family whose parents are going through a divorce Their son is Henry our hero who just graduated high school While our heroine who had left this small town to live with her family on the beach has returned masking the hurt over best friend s Henry s obsessive love for a girl name Amy and a secret pain she has not shared with [...]

    14. nick on said:

      HOW How do Aussie YA authors do this How do they just take a seemingly straightforward premise and make it wholeheartedly their own Seriously, I bow down to their genius My real love affair with Aussie YA started with Cath Crowley s Graffiti Moon When I read the synopsis of Words in Deep Blue, I knew that I had to have it in my life This book slowly crept up on me and by the end, had me bawling my eyes out.Told in the point of views of two friends, Rachel and Henry , and set in a quaint little s [...]

    15. ✨ k i t k a t on said:

      Is it just me that always struggled to write the first few lines on a review, I ve been sat here for the past few minutes figuring out how I want to start it and just drawing a blank, I m so uncool I apologise xDANYWAYYYYSo, this book was pretty awesome it was such a lovely but heartbreaking at times book and I m so glad I picked it up to read and I m so ready to read books by Cath because this one was just so cute.We have two main characters, Henry being our main character and although some of [...]

    16. Hari ~Brekker-Maresh~ on said:

      THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL I think that we look back and read the past with the present in our eyes Henry and Rachel have been best friends for the longest time Thing is, Rachel loves Henry and doesn t know how to tell him Henry is in love with another girl called Amy Rachel KNOWS Amy isn t the right girl for Henry Amy only comes around when she s lonely She doesn t love Henry, not like Rachel does But Rachel has to leave townThe day before Rachel is set to leave, the students at school declare it to be [...]

    17. maymay ☕ on said:

      this book is blue and beautiful and features grief AN ADORABLE SECOND HAND BOOKSHOP many great characters to ship books, books, books tears letters between book pages A FRICKEN BOOKSTORE cute nerdy boys who read than you okay im still trying to wipe my tears and emotions so RTC

    18. Joshua Gabriel (Ever Bookish Josh) on said:

      Henry, if the love of your life is kissing a moron, it s probably time to reassess whether or not she s the love of your life RachelAs someone who devours literature on a daily basis, I always enjoy reading books that feature similarly bookish people My reading experience becomes meaningful and memorable whenever I am able to fully connect with characters, as fictional as they are Following this train of thought, Words in Deep Blue is a perfect summer read for us lovers of the written word It f [...]

    19. Marialyce on said:

      Five wonderfully romantic totally sad but fantastic stars I so enjoyed this lovely charming book that took on young love, old love, a secondhand bookstore and the loss of a loved one Capturing the theme of love, loss, and words left behind through letters and notes inserted into and onto books was delightful Sometimes it is not easy to speak to one of your feelings How much better it is to write them down particularly on a page in a book that writes of what you feel Have you ever underlined pass [...]

    20. Jen Ryland on said:

      Weirdly, this is yet another book about anonymous letter writing along with Letters to the Lost and Alex, Approximately That said, Cath Crowley is in a class by herself This is an amazingly beautiful book about life and love and loss, about books and the people who love them One of my favorites of 2017 Please follow me on Instagram Read of my reviews on YA Romantics or follow me on Bloglovin The FTC would like you to know that the publisher provided me a free advance copy of this book, that fre [...]

    21. PattyMacDotComma on said:

      5 You said you loved me I do love you, she says, and then she starts italicising love into all its depressing definitions I just don t think I m IN love with you I tried, though I tried really hard These must be the most depressing words in the history of love I tried really hard to love you I should ask her to leave That was Henry speaking to Amy We like Henry We loathe Amy, just so you know, even though we ve all probably been there I completely enjoyed this tale of teen angst with some intere [...]

    22. Laura on said:

      How does one start living again after a loss of a loved one, a pain so deep it stops everything I wonder how she could forget about it, a thing like that And I wonder how she can go on living if she doesn t Maybe we keep on living by keeping the dead alive in the pieces and stories they leave behind in the world and in our hearts.Cath Crowley s Words in Deep Blue holds and shares so many stories from two former best friends trying to be best friends again to the life and meaning of a bookstore a [...]

    23. TheCrazyWorldOfABookLover on said:

      This was on okay read though I expected to enjoy it a lot To me, the hero was sweet but at the same time incredibly whiny and spends than half of the book pining for another girl who is a TERRIBLE person This book was centered on grief, loss, and how to deal with losing someone and less about romance, which is what I wanted and was expecting and wished the author focused on This story seemed to be targeted for younger readers and just not something I connected entirely with Also that plot tw [...]

    24. Heather 'Bookables' on said:

      3.5I enjoyed this book My favorite aspect of the entire book was the bookstore, Howling Books and specifically their Letter Library.In the letter library you cannot buy any of these books You are than welcome to read them, peruse them and even write in them and also write letters to other people.I just loved reading all of the lettters people wrote to each other and left in certain books and the letters between our two main characters, Henry and Rachel Of course this letter library is not the [...]

    25. Jill on said:

      3.5 This book has a really cool concept and I enjoyed the storyline a good deal However, I had a few problems with the characters and the pacing It felt really slow at times and I was not really connected to any of the characters I mostly wanted to slap Henry half of the time Now that being said, the concept of this book is brilliant It s very bookish and quirky and I adored the whole book vibe throughout I just don t believe I m going to remember these characters for any long period of time

    26. Jillian (bookishandnerdy) on said:

      We are the books we read and the things we love Cal is the ocean and the letters he left Our ghosts hide in the things we leave behind Words in Deep Blue is endearing and poignant It is a love letter to books that I felt deep in my soul The way Cath Crowley put into words how loving books becomes you is perfect and it really just worked for me I wholeheartedly loved this I know this is a book I will revisit again and again to read my favorite quotes that I ve marked like it was my own book going [...]

    27. Mary on said:

      I m in love With this book, with the characters, with the writing, with everything As a reader, this was a book that literally warmed my soul and heart It s a story about love, loss, friendship, family and, most importantly, books It s essentially a love letter to books and I think I ve been waiting to read it my entire life I m so happy I found it.From This is a love story.It s the story of Howling Books, where readers write letters to strangers, to lovers, to poets.It s the story of Henry Jone [...]

    28. Emma♔☯ (Bookishfix) on said:

      Before you say it words do matter They re not pointless If they were pointless then they couldn t start revolutions and they wouldn t change history and they wouldn t be the things that you think about every night before you sleep If they were just words we wouldn t listen to songs, we wouldn t beg to be read to when we re kids If they were just words, then they d have no meaning and stories wouldn t have been around since before humans could write We wouldn t have learnt to write If they were j [...]

    29. Suzanne on said:

      This was a beautiful book to read It is charming and funny I absolutely loved the story I borrowed it from my public library but I plan to buy it for my own bookshelves because it is a book I can see myself rereading Highly recommend reading this book if you want to read a story on friendship, love, grievance, redemption, and life s many changes we go through through the years.

    30. Maraia on said:

      I just love books about people who love books This one is extra special 3

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