Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Other Side of Blue by Valerie O. Patterson

Cyan is a girl like any other, but she is grieveing over the loss of her father. Every summer for as long as she could remember, her family has traveled to Curacao for summer vacation. Cyan doesn't see the reason of going without dad; especially since it was the place he died. This summer, Cyan does not just need to grieve over her late father but figure out why he was out to sea by himself anyway. Cyan will not stop until she gets some closure, even if it means she has to be nice to a certain island native. This book is a mystery and an adventure until the very end.

Cyan is one of those characters that you just fall in love with. She's a girl who won't give in to the crap her mother spits out but also a sweet girl who's lost her dad. This book had a great story from beginning to end, but the flow was a little slow. The beginning was a little dry, but I was still interested and kept reading. I think the ending could of been a little stronger also, it kind of left me hanging. All in all this was a great book. I loved how Cyan finally saw that her mother wasn't the evil witch of the west but someone who was burned. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a little mystery along with some tragedy and grief.

Reviewer Age:17
Reviewer City, State and Country: Mantua, NJ USA