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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, 454 pages
Published March 29th 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published March 23rd 2013)
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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...more
Lisa


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.

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



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Darcy Wilson:


“You’re wrong about one thing, though. Girls like me notice...more
Christy
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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...more
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
*******YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE WILSON POV AND INTERVIEW WITH AMY HARMON****** - http://totallybookedblog.com/2013/04/...

*****PLUS!!! CHECK OUT THE EPILOGUE FOR A DIFFERENT BLUE - PLEASE NOTE THIS EPILOGUE CONTAINS SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T READ A DIFFERENT BLUE**** http://totallybookedblog.com/2013/04/...


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 of...more
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...more
Aestas Book Blog

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

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...more
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Apr 24, 2013 Michelle [Helen Geek] rated it 5 of 5 stars
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...more
Lise *friends don't flag*
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“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.”

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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 hero...more
Ash Wednesday
Dec 04, 2013 Ash Wednesday rated it 2 of 5 stars
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.

2.5 STARS

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....more
"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?

Blu...more
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
Jess - A is for Alpha B is for Books

Everybody needs to STOP.....

ADD THIS TO YOUR TBR LIST RIGHT NOW!!!



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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. Aband...more
Glass
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...more
Kayla at MyBookMuse
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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, snarky...more
Erica
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?!
Amy (Foxy)
**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 th...more
Pavlina loves Dex ❤❤
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Jennifer Kyle
Everyone has a story. Every thing has a story.

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“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...more
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...more
Fred
May 14, 2013 Fred rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Fred by: Darla Williams
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Full review to follow, but for now - Blue and her story really resonated with me, and there's something very special about Author Amy's voice and the poetic, mythical way she sees the world. I loved the stories she used to tell Blue's story. This is def one of the best YA/NA of 2013, hands down!
ATran ❤❤❤❤

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!!!



Anna
Beautifully written ! ❤️
Vibha★


Beautiful,beautiful book!I'm totally blown away!!

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

Blue Echohawk has no idea who she is or where she's from.She doesn't know anything about herself.She was abandoned by her mother at the age of 2 and left in the truck of Jimmy Echohawk.Jimmy took her to his camp trailer and raised her.In fact,Jimmy named her Blue because she din't know her real name.



Jimmy dies after a tragic incident and now she has no one lef...more
Kim B
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I absolutely adored this story and the poetry in every line.

I was spent without compromise, sated without sacrifice, completely and totally head-over-heels in love. And it was delicious.

Reading about Blue & Wilson felt li...more
Luisa
I rarely read synopses or reviews for books because I don't like to have preconceived ideas about the books I read, so I highly depend on word of mouth recommendations. This book came highly recommended through some friends in Goodreads and I decided to give it a shot. I really liked the cover, which was a plus. I have learned not to judge a book by its cover though!

Blue Echohawk is a self-proclaimed outcast. She has a sassy and defiant attitude that has earned her a reputation at school. Blue's...more
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
If I could give this book a million stars I would...this book was totally AMAZEBALLS, I absolutely loved it, adored it and fell in love with it. It had me hook, line and sinker from the very beginning and I devoured it in one sitting!

"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 l...more
Amy
This story is definitely 5+ stars and a must read for everyone regardless of what genre you like.

Where do I even begin…A Different Blue was just DIFFERENT!

“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.”

“This is the story of a nobod...more
Marina


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...more
Sandra Cortez
WOW. I could never write a review giving A Different Blue it's proper justice. I immensely enjoyed Blue Echohawks journey of self discovery, redemption, resolution and revelation. It was brilliantly written, flawless. I am still in awe of the words I just read. It was as if Slammed + Gabriel's Inferno went and had a beautiful baby. Highly recommend!
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Amy Harmon is a 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 story. Her books are...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.” 100 likes
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