Candy Colored Sky
But when Eleanor’s younger sister goes missing and the national media sets up camp in the middle of their street, the girl ...more
What a journey!
I rarely use the word "journey" to mean "life path or "experience" but in this case it is quite apt. You are in it for the long haul in this slow-moving story about shy young Jonah, who has secretly crushed on his beautiful neighbour, Eleanor, for most of his life. He lives on the sidelines of life, watching as Eleanor tumbles and cheers on the gym floor, or kisses boys in their cars after a date. He never dreams that one day she will turn to him for solace and support, and that ...more
The genius in it is (in my opinion) that every important aspect is like a gentle nudge. Nothing is in your face or pushed on you.
I didn’t fully grasp the beauty until I had finished the story. It unfolded slowly and I treasured it.
The author has a wonderful subtlety in how she writes emotional moments.
These are awesome and authentic characters that stole my heart.
Their beautiful souls, their intelligence and humor are shown in the every day things they do and ...more
Candy Colored Sky destroyed me, I've finished to read it last night and I'm still in turmoil.
My heart broke, my eyes cried and my mouth smiled while I was reading this beautiful and emotional story.
Jonah Wydner is a high school student, he spends most of his time at home looking outside his window to the girl that live across the street in the Chicago suburb. Eleanor Trombley is a cheerleader who spends her days with her friends at parties until one day her routine is crashed from the abduction
The way that Ginger builds the story is genius because the disappearance could have become the dominant aspect of the story but it is not. The characterisation of Jonah and Elle is amazing I really f ...more
INESCAPABLE & Tormentingly Beautiful. A story bond by tragedy with so much heartache that unfolds into a beautiful love story. Beware it is impossible to put down and impossible to escape the heavy weight of the powerful shattered words as you feel them sucking the life from you fighting back pain filled tears. Thank goodness for the laughs and chuckles that seemed to constantly break up the drowning feeling that latches onto you from the start and haunts you to the ver ...more
“And you do?”
“Oh, I see you. I have always seen you.”
I’ve loved young adult romance since I was 12 ... that fluttery, first love feeling is indescribable. Ginger Scott has quickly become one of my top, go-to YA romance authors. There’s authenticity and quaintness in her small town romances that instantly transport you into her stories where you’d swear they were real.
I dove into Scott’s latest romance blindly—mainly because I love the surprise factor. Frankly, ...more
What makes Jonah and Eleanor such a stand out for me? Well, Jonah for one. He was the most adorkable, awkward ...more
Jonah has secretly loved his neighbor Eleanor for years, but he's a math geek and a bit of recluse while she is a cheerleader, so he's admired her from afar. That is, until tragedy strikes Eleanor's family and changes everything. Now, Eleanor needs an escape and she finds that with Jonah. They become friends and then more, but as life's twists and turns ...more
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5 beautifully heartfelt stars
Ginger Scott writes beautiful YA romance, and she’s created something really special with this book. A real, raw, heartfelt coming-of-age story that I lived with these characters. This book sucked me in and didn’t let go, and I absolutely loved it.
The story is told entirely from the POV of Jonah Wylder, a 17 (almost 18) year old high school senior who has been in love with the girl who l ...more
Scott doesn't waste time in getti ...more
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.
I was a little nervous to start Candy Colored Sky. When I reach for a Ginger Scott novel I know it's going to do two things: pull me in with her writing and hit me with emotion. That was especially true with this book.
Candy Colored Sky had this emotional vibe to it. It wasn't a heavy vibe, but one that lingered beneath the surface. It took me a long time to figure it out. I kept trying to compare it to ho ...more
I loved that the story was told from Jonah’s POV; it is quite unique to have the boy be the sole narrator of a "young adult romance”. I did f ...more
What a journey…so many feels!
This story was a turmoil of emotions. When a tragedy reunites Jonah and Eleanor, after her young sister went missing, nothing would be the same for these two.
Somehow the boy who loved her from afar began to get noticed. Finding in his garage some peace from this media circus. A girl lost and hurt, wracked with guilt, the opposite of what she seemed to be. This story was written so beautifully, giving life t ...more
If you're looking for an author dialed into the coming of age genre, then look no further than Ginger Scott. She's dialed into the emotions and thoughts, transporting you back those formative years.
Jonah Wydner is one of my favorite characters she's ever written. His blend of awkwardness, intelligence, kindness, and heart is the boy you wish you would have met in high school. He's a loyal friend who knows himself, even if he claims not to. Moreover, Jonah is a steadfast presence. He lea ...more
Jonah Wydner is the boy-next-door or rather across the street. Socially awkward, mathematical and serious. He has watched his neighbor Eleanor (Elle) Trombley for years. Dates, dances and cheerleading – he has seen them all play out. Life throws Jonah and Elle together as an unexpected tragedy occurs. Eleanor’s nine year old sister goes missing. Looking for relief from the media chaos surroun ...more
99% of this book was from Jonah's POV, which was kind of unusual for me, but it fit with the story, since he was the one that had been in love with Eleanor for years from afar. I love Ginger's writing style. She always makes her stories so beli ...more
I loved Grandpa! His grumpy with a sense of humor demeanor kept heavy scenes from hurting too much. Eleanor was wonderful. ...more
This book reminds you that everyone is going through something. No one's trauma trumps another, and its best to remember those you love ...more
Jonah and Eleanor’s story was that perfect blend of coming of age innocence and emotional angst I love in my YA reads. It’s a poignant tale of seemingly opposite characters discovering just how similar they really are. My heart raced for many reasons in this one - from joy, from sadness and from those young love butterflies this author writes so well.
Another favourite from an author who deserves to be better known. Her storytelling is so genuine I think about the charact ...more