Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Reviewed by Melissa Beck (Library Staff)

This deeply felt and hard-earned love story feels like a love letter to the way that words connect us and heal our wounds. The characters are all sharp, wounded or melancholy in some way but also clever and funny.

Rachel has just moved back to her hometown and is grieving her brother while trying to avoid her former best friend and unreciprocated love of her life, Henry. Henry has been dumped by his girlfriend and is grieving the prospective loss of his family’s used bookshop, which his parents have reluctantly decided to sell.

The glue that holds all of the pieces together in this story comes in the form of the Letter Library, a unique aspect of Henry’s bookshop. It is a section of books where visitors are encouraged to underline passages, write comments in the margins, and leave letter conversations between the pages.

I would like to leave a letter in this book for you, and find a kindred spirit in anyone who cherished the journey with Rachel and Henry as much as I did.

Located in Teen Fiction (TEEN FIC CROWLEY)

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