Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea

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Product Details
Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.5 X 7.95 X 1.25 inches | 0.94 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780316535458

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About the Author
Ashley Herring Blake is the author of the young adult novels Suffer Love, How to Make a Wish, and Girl Made of Stars, as well as the Stonewall honor novel Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World, The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James, and Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea. Ashley lives in Georgia with her husband and two sons
Reviews

"The author allows the reader to feel the pain that death and divorce bring, the joys of finding acceptance with peers, determining one's own sexual identity, and learning to begin the healing process from physical and mental pain. Readers will be able to see themselves in the characters and may find ways to deal with the struggles they are going through in their own lives."

--School Library Connection

[Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea] is a moving story of grief and guilt. This novel deals with loss in a way that feels accessible but never condescending.

--Booklist
"Blake's gorgeous prose will stir deep emotions within readers, and her descriptions of the seaside setting are full of lovely sensory details...This story of a girl navigating the choppy waters of grief toward a brighter shore is heart-rending but full of hope."--Bookpage

"Packing an emotional punch, this delicately woven novel by Blake (The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James) features clearly wrought characters who capture the heart."

--Publishers Weekly
"An honest and moving exploration of loss that highlights the healing power of reclaiming oneself and allowing hope to thrive."
--School Library Journal
"At times heartwrenching but ultimately heartwarming, it's a story of resilience that readers will want to dive right into."--BCCB

"Blake balances many plot elements, often serious ones, without overburdening the narrative, to create a character-based, atmospheric novel with a strong sense of place."

--Horn Book

Praise for Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea:

A 2022 Lamba Literary Award finalist

"Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea is simply magical. Hazel's story of grief swells into a transformative tale of healing that will steal any reader's heart. Yes, magic is absolutely real--Ashley has proven it with the beauty and power of her words alone."--Kacen Callender, Kacen Callender, National Book Award winner of King and the Dragonflies