Under Rose-tainted Skies

Under Rose-tainted Skies

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Will teenaged Norah, who is struggling with agoraphobia and OCD, accept that she could be the right one for sweet, funny Luke?
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
ISBN: 9780544736511
Branch Call Number: YA FIC GORNA
Characteristics: 326 pages ; 23 cm


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Cynthia_N Apr 05, 2017

I really enjoyed this story! I thought the author did a great job of creating a character with an extremely disabling case of agoraphobia and OCD. It is a little predictable but I didn't care one bit!

Mar 15, 2017

Absolutely stunning and amazing! This book gave me a whole new perspective on those who have phobias and such. I have never known anyone with a situation as Nora had, but reading this book allowed me to relate quite a lot! Louise really did an amazing job and the characters were easily relatable. It's a really nice book to read if you have the time and the plot is wonderful. I definitely recommend this book to everyone and anyone.

Well Louise Gornall, I'll be waiting for your next book!

The book “Under rose-tainted skies” was an amazing book. I couldn’t stop reading this book, the story connects with your emotions and you feel like your going through everything with the character. A girl, Norah, has a mental illness and she can’t leave her house because she is afraid of everything. A new boy moves in next door and becomes curious about the girl next door. They become friends and then they fall in love. He helps her. I liked how real the book was how people with mental illness can’t control how they feel/what they do. I like the characters; they struggled through many problems, but did not give up on each other. How by the end she is getting better, but it never really goes away.
Imagery was well represented. I could really see what was happening. I could imagine the people and places. Some of the conversations between the mother and daughter were really funny; there is humor in the book. The conflict is meaningful, and everything that is written adds to the book in some meaningful way. I would recommend this book for 10 year olds and up, it is pretty deep book. (p.s. I love the cover and the authors note in the begging really adds to the story.)
(Reviewed for the CloverdaleTeenBookReviewProject)

This book was amazing. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down and finished it within hours. I give the book a 5/5 stars and I'll be buying a copy the moment it comes out. Norah was an extremely unique and different character, one that I've never read a story with a character like. It was enlightening to read a book based on mental illnesses, as I believe it's important to understand and respect the situation of many people in the world, and it was amazingly written. Although there were a few editing errors, the book is beautiful and the cover fits the novel perfectly, it was actually the factor that drew me to the book in the first place! The plot started with Norah heading off to a therapist appointment, ridden with panic attacks and nearly unable to leave her house. That morning she met Luke, a friendly and cute boy who moved in next door. Their budding romance unfolds throughout the book, ending abruptly in a messy mistake that sends Norah into a downfall of regret. They're brought back together when Norah's house is robbed and she somehow manages to escape, finding safe refuge in Luke once again. The characters are wonderful and easily relatable, Norah's situation is brutally real. The story includes a humorous theme that sends an addictive feeling throughout the chapters that leave you entertained and wanting to read more. Louise Gornall did an amazing job with this novel and I hope to read it again one day.

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Mar 15, 2017

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