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Words in Deep Blue

Review by Giulietta Gigliotti (Girl with a Pen)

Words in Deep Blue is a love story. A love story between its main characters Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie and their shared love for second-hand books and words. The story follows best friends Henry, who is stuck with a girlfriend who only wants him when she is lonely, and Rachel who is trying to deal with the sudden death of her brother and losing everything she ever planned for her future all at the same time. When Rachel comes back to town and is tasked with recording every marking and letter in Henry’s Letter Library, their relationship and what it once was is put to the test.

The story of Henry and Rachel takes place in a poetic and romantic landscape, between the shelves of a second-hand bookshop and hand written letters of friends and loved ones. This romantic and heartbreaking story is filled with hurt, pain and overwhelming emotions. A gripping and breathtaking story, it is a must read for anyone who has dealt with pain or loves reading. This story is filled with book knowledge and references that make you wonder how you can purchase your own second-hand bookshop. A powerful and moving story of a girl and boy who are struggling with change in their lives, and who find solace with each other and books.

This book is a must read for anyone who has ever fallen in love with a dusty old book or simply loves getting lost in the world presented by bounded words.