The Sky Blues


Product Details

$19.99  $18.39
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
5.6 X 8.3 X 1.2 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Robbie Couch grew up in small-town Michigan--where the blues really are bluer--and has been published in HuffPost, Upworthy, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among other outlets. Robbie holds a degree in journalism from Michigan State University and lives in Los Angeles, where he remains in constant fear of aggressive birds and on the prowl for his next bowl of noodles. He is the author of The Sky Blues and Blaine for the Win. For more info, visit his website You can also follow him on Twitter, if you dare: @Robbie_Couch.


"You'll root for Sky... and have the joy of watching him overcome setbacks and find his own strength. This is a highly recommended book, especially to fans of Albertalli's Simon books who want the same kind of feel."-- "Online Eccentric Librarian"

"The author creates memorable, believable characters who inhabit vivid settings. Couch excels at crafting believable plot twists... Recommended for fans of David Levithan."-- "School Library Journal"
"Earnest, heartfelt, and sincerely moving. Robbie Couch writes with real honesty and compassion about love, family, and friendship in all their beautiful complexity."-- "Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda"
"Packed with twists, turns, and a whole lotta love, The Sky Blues tugged at my gay-from-the-Midwest heartstrings. Ready for more from Robbie!"-- "Tyler Oakley, author of the New York Times bestseller Binge"
"This story is filled with shadows and light, struggles and wins, and with characters we can all relate to."-- "Sarah Butland, Imagination Captured"
"An optimistic... coming-of-age narrative."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"The Sky Blues is the first book I've read that so fully encapsulates the dynamics of growing up queer during adolescence, without falling into the usual dramatic tropes - it's a perfect snapshot. This story is so pure and filled with hope that I never wanted it to end."-- "Kevin McHale, actor (Glee)"
"Debut author Couch structures the book as a promposal countdown, building suspense and showing how Sky... realizes he's braver than he thinks, and claps back to the bullies, improving school culture and finding his community along the way."-- "Publishers Weekly"