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Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis
About The Book
At sixteen, Emmie Blue stood in the fields of her school and released a red balloon into the sky. Attached was her name, her email address…and a secret she desperately wanted to be free of. Weeks later, on a beach in France, Lucas Moreau discovered the balloon and immediately emailed the attached addressed, sparking an intense friendship between the two teens.
Now, fourteen years later, Emmie is hiding the fact that she’s desperately in love with Lucas. She has pinned all her hopes on him and waits patiently for him to finally admit that she’s the one for him. So dedicated to her love for Lucas, Emmie has all but neglected her life outside of this relationship—she’s given up the search for her absentee father, no longer tries to build bridges with her distant mother, and lives as a lodger to an old lady she barely knows after being laid off from her job. And when Lucas tells Emmie he has a big question to ask her, she’s convinced this is the moment he’ll reveal his feelings for her. But nothing in life ever quite goes as planned, does it?
Emmie thinks that the night of her 30th birthday will be perfect and her best friend, Luca, will ask her marriage… but it will not have a happy ending, yes he will get married, but not with her… She will be his “perfect woman” on that special day, not the bride on the wedding. This is how this story begins, it will feel the end of Emmie’s life, but don’t worry this is just the beginning!
I felt connected with this story since the beginning, Emmie is a character you want to hug and be happy, she doesn’t deserve the sadness and suffering she has in her life. But sometimes this “hole” is what makes you see the people around you in a different way and makes you wonder the line between friendship and love.
This is not a rush read, it will take time to unfold all the layers and discover the true feelings of all the characters. I know that maybe it will not have a happy ending but the “ending” it is not the only important thing of this book, but all the rollercoaster Emmie will make the reader feel; happiness, sadness, pain. Because as we start reading this book it will seem the end of a story, however Emmie’s life is just about to begin. So mixing past memories and the present story, this book will get you glued since the first moment.
I really don’t want to make any spoilers of this story, I’ll just say that it’s a beautiful read that you will never forget. Ready?
About The Author
Lia Louis is a writer from Hertfordshire where she lives with her partner and three young children. In 2015, she won ELLE magazine’s annual talent competition with her contemporary love letter, #RelationshipGoals. Lia’s fascination with letters doesn’t stop with her writing: she also has a varied collection of old letters which are a source of inspiration to her.