Born Blue

Paperback | April 30, 2003

byHan Nolan

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Leshaya is a survivor. Rescued from the brink of death, this child of a heroin addict has seen it all: revolving foster homes, physical abuse, an unwanted pregnancy. Now, as her tumultuous childhood is coming to an end, she is determined to make a life for herself by doing the only thing that makes her feel whole . . . singing.Han Nolan pulls no punches in this hard-hitting story of a girl at the bottom who dreams of nothing but the top.

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Leshaya is a survivor. Rescued from the brink of death, this child of a heroin addict has seen it all: revolving foster homes, physical abuse, an unwanted pregnancy. Now, as her tumultuous childhood is coming to an end, she is determined to make a life for herself by doing the only thing that makes her feel whole . . . singing.Han Nola...

HAN NOLAN is the author of several books, including Dancing on the Edge which won the National Book Award and Send Me Down a Miracle, a National Book Award finalist. She lives with her husband on the East Coast.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.71 inPublished:April 30, 2003Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152046976

ISBN - 13:9780152046972

Appropriate for ages: 14

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a great book Born Blue is the best book i read in a long time. i belive this book is very inspiring. I it gave me an input about life. THis book is the greatest....it was so good yet sad...i cry at the end of the book i believe every teen should read it and they will learn lots from this book.. THIS IS THE GREATEST BOOK IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!:D
Date published: 2005-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite book This is the best book ever. The ending was so touching that I cried. The ending is also when the main character faces reality and I just loved that!
Date published: 2005-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I thought this book was amazing. It was suggested to me by a close friend. I went out and bought it. Right away I was captured by the storyline. It's well written and it gives you a view on what it would be like to be someone like Lesheya. It's a great book.
Date published: 2005-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully Blue This book changed me a little bit after reading it. Leshaya seemed to think so differently from me, that it was shocking and interesting to see the world from her eyes. I felt numb while reading it, completely unconcerned with anything going on around me, it was that engrossing. It was a great read! One of my faves.
Date published: 2004-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pass it Along... I love this book! It is so awesome! I nearly cried in a few parts. I am a huge reader and I'm always talking about the lastest book I've read. Usually my friends tell me to shut up about it but this time was different. One of my friends borrowed and then another and then another... I was amazed at the amount of my friends that wanted to read it. It must have been 75% (I have lots of frineds. Both boys and girls.) I would reccomend this book to anybody that loves music or just anybody. Leshaya is the best ever! She is totally cool!
Date published: 2003-07-12

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star Raw, rough, and riveting . . . The writing is superb; like the blues, it bores through the soul. . . . Readers will be absorbed in this intimate and painful voyage." - School Library Journal (starred review)"Absolutely riveting . . . Leshaya captivates with her strength and determination." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "