A Thousand Shades of Blue

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Orca Book Publishers, Oct 1, 2008 - Young Adult Fiction - 240 pages
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A sailing trip to the Caribbean might sound great, but sixteen-year-old Rachel can't stand being trapped on a small boat with her family. She misses her best friend and feels guilty about leaving her older sister Emma, who lives in a group home. Her father is driving her crazy with his schedules and rules, her brother is miserable, and there is never anyone her own age around. Worst of all, there is nowhere to go when her parents fight. While their boat is being repaired, the family spends a few weeks in a small Bahamian community, where Rachel and Tim discover a secret which turns their world upside down and threatens to destroy the fragile ties that hold their family together.

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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

A Thousand Shades of Blue refers to the many and varied hues of the ocean in and around the Bahama Islands. In this idyllic setting the author, Robin Stevenson tells the story of Rachel, a sixteen ... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

First off, I'm a sucker for books set on sailboats, as this one is. Secondly, I like protagonists who are a little awkward, unsure of themselves. Rachel is certainly not finished, but she's heading in ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Robin Stevenson is the author of ten books for children and young adults. Robin has also worked as a social worker, counselor and university instructor. She enjoys reading, traveling, visiting schools and talking to people of all ages about books and writing. Robin lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her family.

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