Raw Blue

First published in 2009 by Penguin Books, Australia

New edition to be published May 2020 by Kirsty Eagar

Description

I have a clear view of the surf and I feel an electric charge. It’s a glitter skin day. The ocean is a vivid emerald colour and the wind ruffles the wave faces so that they shatter the sunlight like glass …

Carly might be living but it’s not much of a life, working the late shifts in a kitchen, renting alone and trying to get by without being noticed. The only time she feels alive is when she’s surfing. In the ocean, she can forget about everything forget her own dark secret – and enjoy the moment. But Carly can’t surf forever …

Raw Blue stays in your bones and sings in your ears long after you’ve finished. The story is searing, gutting, beautiful.

Julia Lawrinson (Author of Losing It)

Honours

  • WINNER OF THE VICTORIAN PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT FICTION
  • SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLD INKY AWARD
  • A READINGS BOOK OF THE YEAR
  • ABR BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: CRITICS’ CHOICES

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