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About the Author
Julie Murphy lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cats who tolerate her. After several wonderful years in the library world, Julie now writes full-time. When she's not writing or reliving her reference desk glory days, she can be found watching made-for-TV movies, hunting for the perfect slice of cheese pizza, and planning her next great travel adventure. She is also the author of the young adult novels Dumplin' (now a film on Netflix), Puddin', Ramona Blue, and Side Effects May Vary. You can visit Julie at www.juliemurphywrites.com.
Narrator Therese Plummer's folksy Southern accents are at-home in this audiobook set in the small town of Eulogy, Mississippi, after Hurricane Katrina. Plummer offers up a variety of vocal twangs and pitches for the cast of friends and family who keep Ramona afloat during her senior year as she faces her biggest fear of all: change.-- "AudioFile"
Julie Murphy delivers a fresh and glorious love story that addresses all the complexities of one's heart. Ramona Blue's discovery of limitless love is total beauty.-- "Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author"
Ramona is a protagonist to root for...Murphy's portrait of small-town life, with examinations of poverty, sexuality, racism, and more, is insightful and illuminating.-- "RT Book Reviews (4 stars)"
Julie Murphy knows a thing or two about navigating the worlds of girls on the brink of self-discovery.-- "Booklist (starred review)"
Ramona's first-person narration is tender and compelling...An exquisite, thoughtful exploration of the ties that bind and the fluidity of relationships, sexuality, and life.-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
A great setting for a coming-of-age story, as Ramona realizes that she's capable of more than she imagined and that some categories are more fluid than she'd thought.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Ramona Blue...[is] hilarious, it's heartfelt, and it's so, so real. I just wish I'd had this book to read during my own teen years!-- "Robin Talley, author of Lies We Tell Ourselves"