Review: Candy Colored Sky by Ginger Scott
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Wordsmith Publicity.
No one writes coming-of-age stories and young adult romances quite like Ginger Scott, and her newest standalone is a standout! Candy Colored Sky introduces readers to seventeen-year-old Jonah Wydner, a high school senior who's had feelings for his neighbor for years. He's had a perfect view of snippets of eighteen-year-old Eleanor Trombley from his window. She and her family seem to have such an idyllic life, far from the one that he leads. Then the unthinkable happens: Eleanor's younger sister is missing, and her disappearance has garnered national attention. When Jonah finds Eleanor in his family's garage hiding from the invasive press and media, he knew he could never turn her away. A need for solace and escape becomes a hope for friendship that develops into a desire for more. But when the real world threatens the bubble they've created for themselves, will anything survive the impending implosion, especially their fragile love?
This was such a bittersweet read, one that made my heart ache, not just for the main characters, Jonah and Elle, but also for their respective families. To endure everything they went through is one thing, but to overcome it all and move forward was what made this inspirational. I'm not going to detail each detail, but suffice to say that I admired the strength and fortitude that these two had, especially given that they were only eighteen and at the cusp of their lives shifting after graduation. Candy Colored Sky does end on a happy (for now!) and hopeful note, which I more than appreciated. It receives five stars.
Date Read: 27 February 2021
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