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A Different Blue

4.22  ·  Rating Details  ·  16,358 Ratings  ·  2,070 Reviews
Blue Echohawk doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know her real name or when she was born. Abandoned at two and raised by a drifter, she didn't attend school until she was ten years old. At nineteen, when most kids her age are attending college or moving on with life, she is just a senior in high school. With no mother, no father, no faith, and no future, Blue Echohawk is ...more
Paperback, 306 pages
Published March 29th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published 2013)
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Oct 02, 2015 Lisa rated it really liked it

Once upon a time...there was a little blackbird, pushed from the nest. Unwanted. Discarded.

Amy Harmon, in A Different Blue, has written a beautiful tale of how a lost girl was found. Throughout her difficult and tumultuous journey, this lost girl found love and redemption.

Blue Echohawk:

Just like trash. And no amount of pretending I wasn’t trash would make me something else.


“I’m nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too?”



Darcy Wilson:

“You’re wrong about one thing, though. Girls like me notic
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5 'Different' Stars
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Who is Blue Echohawk? Even she doesn’t know. Blue is not her real name, she's not sure what that is. She thinks she is 19 or maybe 20, she's not sure. Blue was left with a stranger, Jimmy Echohawk when she was around 2 years old. Her mother abandoned her and was found dead later. Jimmy raised her as his own, but after Jimmy died, Blue had no one. She doesn't know who she is. The first day of her senior year of high school, she will meet someone who will change her. Who helps
Kristin (KC)
*A story to savor!*

Some stories have the power to change us. Whether it's for a lifetime, or just a moment—its effects are undeniable. The moment a book becomes a channel that reaches into the soul of its reader is one of life's sweetest gifts. For me, A Different Blue is one of those gifts.
I'm nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too?
- Emily Dickinson
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Blue Echohawk lives in a lonely world that has beaten down and abandoned her. Wearing an armor of attitude and a mask of makeup, she faces
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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! A different Blue (stand-alone) A poignant & captivating tale about a young girl with no past & no hopes for a future!

Click here to hear the song Mr. Wilson played on his cello that brought so much joy to Blue!

“Once upon a time there was a little blackbird who was pushed from the nest, unwanted. Discarded.”

A Different Blue is an emotional and beautifully told story about a young girl with no history, no self-worth and no future. At least that is how Blue Echohawk sees herself whe
A Different Blue is nothing like I expected, I think it’s safe to say that all of Amy’s books are nothing like you would expect. First, it was pitched to me by my bestie as a student/teacher story. Of course I was downloading the audiobook as we spoke…then she says, well it’s really so much more, just read it you will see.

Once upon a time...there was a little blackbird, pushed from the nest. Unwanted. Discarded.

Blue Echohawk is lost. Despite being found and raised by Jimmy, a drifter who f

“I'm nobody, who are you? Are you nobody too?”

This stand alone novel by Amy Harmon follows a life of a girl named Blue. Strange name, right? Why was she called blue? All the questions will be answered in this wonderful story of a woman who is on a quest of self-discovery.

The book begins with showing us Blue as a troubled teenager. Having been abandoned at a very young age, Blue struggles with her identity. Wilson, her high school history teacher, helps Blue express herself through woodcarvin
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Apr 12, 2013 Jenny - TotallybookedBlog rated it it was amazing


4.5 Stars

“Once upon a time…there was a little blackbird, pushed from the next. Unwanted. Discarded”

And so begins A Different Blue. Part of the synopsis sums up the story with “This is the story o
Aestas Book Blog
Apr 10, 2013 Aestas Book Blog rated it really liked it

“Once upon a time
there was a little blackbird,
pushed from the nest.

This is the story about a lost girl finding herself. And the guy who took her under his wing.

This book takes the whole concept of ‘finding yourself’ to a whole new level. Abandoned by her mother at the age of 2, Blue doesn’t know her real name, doesn’t remember her parents, and doesn’t even know when she was born. She came with no immunization records, no address, no birth certificate, nothing. Raised
Ash Wednesday
Dec 04, 2013 Ash Wednesday rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: fans who want a lecture on British slang, random history , fables and parables

Felt like having that question on repeat throughout this read.


Yep, that's me in the corner, me in the spotlight losing a good number of marbles reading this because I'm seriously questioning if I'm an emotional block of concrete or I'm just stars-selfish towards NA books or it really just didn't cut it.

Honestly, I read this book with some wary hostility because for me, Slammed is untouchable and getting this compared to such a beloved book, well big shoes to fill if books have feet
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Apr 24, 2013 Michelle [Helen Geek] rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who loved Colleen Hoover's Slammed -- this is BETTER!
04/23/2013 –

Overall Rating = 5 Stars
Book Cover / Book Blurb = 4 / 4 = 4 Stars
Writer’s Voice = 5 Stars
Character Development = 5 Stars
Story Appreciation = 5 Stars
Worth the Chili = 5 Stars [$3.99 on Amazon]

This book would never have made it on my radar if not for this website. I would have missed reading this lovely story, would have missed knowing about this author. For me, this would have been an absolute shame. This is a lovely book. It is the story of one girls struggle to figure it all out. H
Lise *friends don't flag*
“Once upon a time there was a little blackbird, pushed from the nest, unwanted. Discarded. Then a Hawk found her and swooped her up and carried her away, giving her a home in his nest, teaching her to fly. But one day the Hawk didn't come home, and the little bird was alone again, unwanted. She wanted to fly away.”


Everyone has a story. Every thing has a story
Blue Echohawk and her journey of discovering who she is and what her story is was told in such a way that I now have a new favorite he
Sep 23, 2013 Erica rated it it was ok
Normally, I'm a big fan of the slow build-up, slow burn kinda love stories, but I just couldn't concentrate. I don't know what was wrong. I kept trying to control my ADD, but my head was screaming....SQUIRREL.

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I learned an interesting fact in the book...

"Owls are the only bird that see the color blue."

Who knew?!
"That's All" Ash
Once upon a time there was a little blackbird, pushed from the nest, unwanted. Discarded. Then a Hawk found her and swooped her up and carried her away, giving her a home in his nest, teaching her to fly. But one day the Hawk didn’t come home, and the little bird was alone again, unwanted. She wanted to fly away. But as she rose to the edge of the nest and looked out across the sky, she noticed how small her wings were, how weak. She was trapped. She could fly away, but where would she go?

JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
I know I have said this a few times lately however I think this is on of the best books of the year. It for sure ranks up there in the top 10 for me and I have read over 100 books this year more like 125. I am honestly taken by surprise by how much I liked this book. It was a very clean book no bad words and no sex although sex was talked about. It was a ya book which I don't typically read I prefer smut and lots of it. Honestly though this book is so good that is didn't need those other element ...more
Kayla at MyBookMuse
Apr 13, 2013 Kayla at MyBookMuse rated it it was amazing
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Blue Echohawk is no one. With no sense of identity, self worth, and respect, Blue uses her looks and her sexuality to fill the voids in her life.
I'd learned that there was a comfort to be had for a pretty girl. Physical comfort, comfort that might be fleeting but that would fill me up temporarily and take away my loneliness.

Her classmates view her as a bitch, a slut, a whore. And Blue does nothing to change their opinions. Blue is incredibly defensive, snark
bibliophile (Romance Addict)

A different Blue by Amy Harmon is a sensational novel about growing up, and getting over hardship. It's a tale of a lost soul looking for home, and never finding it. Blue Echohawk is a ninteen years old senior in high school who has a reputation of a slut. Her life has always been miserable, and she dealt with it secretely until a new history teacher arrive to her school, and teach her.

This is not a story about forbidden love, but a marverlous novel about healing, and about looking for these pe
Mar 30, 2013 J rated it it was amazing
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Everybody needs to STOP.....


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I honestly don't know where to start with this review other than to say that this book was AHH-MAZING..
The writing is just beyond words.
This story was in a league of its own. It made me feel every emotion possible.

I can't go into detail with this review cause this is one that must be read without the spoilers!!!!!!!

Blue Echohawk doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know her real name or when she was born. Aba
June 2015 Re-Read!!!
Sigh...I just adore this book. A Different Blue was my first ever Amy Harmon novel, it inspired me to make an "absolute favorites" shelf on my goodreads profile (yes A Different Blue was my first favorite book!), and it led me to Ms. Harmon's other amazing work. This story is emotional, humorous, cultural, artistic, spiritual, and beautifully character-driven. This was my second time reading it and my emotions were still on high alert. I was profoundly moved by these characte
Rümeysa Beyde
Mar 10, 2016 Rümeysa Beyde rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nerden başlamam gerektiğini bilmiyorum.
Aslında kitabı gayet beğendim. İlk 300 sayfa boyunca kafamda hep soru işaretleri vardı ama kitabın sonunda bu soruların cevaplarını bulduğum için puanımı yüksek tuttum. Ayrıca kitap da sondaki olayı hiç bir şekilde tahmin edememiştim bu yüzden beni şaşırtan ve de tatmin eden bir kitap oldu. Sadece anlayamadığım durumlar oldu ve kitap her ne kadar güzel de olsa eksik bir şeyler olduğunu düşünüyorum. Yani belki bir 20 sayfa daha yazılıp en azından kafada
Jun 07, 2014 Glass rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review from Way Too Hot Books

I did not expect this! Amy Harmon is one of the authors that few weeks back was quite anonymous, but after the hype surrounding Making Faces, she went on the list of authors you should look out for. I have to say I was sceptic because every time my Goodreads buddies start menage-gushing over some book or author, it looks like a set up (to be a complete bitch now) or I start to doubt their judgement after reading their latest object of affection. I believe it is unde
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Amy (Foxy)
May 17, 2013 Amy (Foxy) rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Amy (Foxy) by: Kristin (KC)
**5 scrummy stars** (view spoiler)

The book started out slow for me and had it not been for all my friends who gave it 4 & 5 stars I would have probably given up. Chapter 8 is where the book really started picking up and holding my attention.

Mr. Wilson : "You all have a story. It's been written up to this point, to this very second. And I want to know that story. I want to know YOUR history."

Blue : "Once upon a time
Jennifer Kyle
Apr 08, 2013 Jennifer Kyle rated it really liked it
Everyone has a story. Every thing has a story.


“None of us can help where we were scattered, Blue. But none of us has to remain where we are scattered.”

A Different Blue is a beautiful heartwarming story of self discovery for our main character, Blue Echohawk. The journey is guided by her history teacher Mr. Wilson. Blue and Wilson have an interesting relationship from the get go. Mr. Wilson is a twenty-two year old teacher and well Blue is a brash senior.

Through a series of writing assignments
Oct 21, 2015 Sedaca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Harika, tek kelimeyle muhteşem bir kitap. Kesinlikle "Bir Başka Kitap". Dün akşam elime aldığım gibi bitirdim. Yazarın kalemine, çevirmenin güzel çevirisine, akıcılığına, hem güldürüp hem hüzünlendirmesine ba-yıl-dım Tebrikler. Gerçek "Kitap"larda kendinizden bir şeyler bulursunuz, hayatınızı ve geleceğinizi, kararlarınızı gözden geçirmenizi sağlarlar ya, bu kitap tam da onlardan birisi işte. Hatta bence o listenin en başlarında yer alacak kadar güzel. Blue'nun Jimmy'nin dönmesini beklerken yaşa ...more
May 06, 2016 Jacqueline rated it it was amazing
5/5 stars

I am obsessed with Amy Harmon's writing style, stories, and characters.

Book 2 for RYBSAT Round 8!
Feb 11, 2016 Buse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I hate it when the general public seems to love a book and I don't.

It's not that there wasn't potential because there definitely was. But I just found it so depressing, and mind you I have read my fair share of depressing stories. But every time, there was a certain spark in the heroine's character that made her shine despite the events that shaped her.

With Blue I just couldn't relate. I remained completely passive towards all her thoughts and actions. I kept reading without feeling anything and
Jul 05, 2013 ATran rated it it was amazing

Sometimes I read to escape ...
Sometimes I read to be inspired ....
Sometimes I read to be touched ....
And then sometimes I read just because ....

A Different Blue ...just because its BEAUTIFUL!!!!

5 Beautiful BLUE Stars!!!

Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*

4 stars!

This was a very different kind of book...
A story of self discovery... Love and change..
The story was a bit slow at times but the ending was great.

Blue Echohawk is a girl who doesn't know who she really is literally...

At the age of 2yrs old she was abandoned by her mother and left in the truck of Jimmy Echohawk.

Jimmy decides to keep Blue and takes her everywhere with him. He carves wood and makes it into Art. Beautiful masterpieces... Blue learns from him and when Jimmy the only parental
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Amy Harmon is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good ...more
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“I keep wishing you had had a better life...a different life. But a different life would have made you a different Blue." He looked at me then. "And that would be the biggest tragedy of all.” 141 likes
“Someone told me once that to create true art you must be willing to bleed and let others watch.” 113 likes
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