Virtual BookKid Book Club

Join Vivian and Jaya for a morning of virtual fun with The Messy Life of Blue. This month we will also be joined by the author, Shawna Railey!

BookKid is our monthly middle-grade book club for kids ages 8-12. Email Marilyn@bookbardenver.com to sign up or for more info.

About the Book: Eleven-year-old Beulah "Blue" Warren spends every waking moment surrounded by boys: her three brothers, her father, her best friend, even the family dog, but that's never stopped her from being her usual rambunctious self. Grappling with the loss of her mother, Blue is determined to do what she wants without fear of consequences. When she is sent to the principal's office, she gets out of it like a pro. When the witchy neighbor next door trashes her yard, Blue doesn't just get even, she gets ahead. No clean underwear because she hasn't done the laundry? No worries. That's what her little brother's Superman underwear is for, isn't it? But everything changes on the day she explores the attic and finds her mother's death certificate. Blue will need to muster all the strength she has to deal with the truth, find forgiveness, trust in her father, and grieve for her mother once and for all.

About the Author: Shawna Railey taught herself to read at age three and started writing stories when she was only four years old. Born and raised in Southern California, it was hard to compete with the beach in her backyard . . . but that's exactly what books did. Now that she's lived in Colorado with her daughter for over a decade, she has a new love in the Rocky Mountains. If she isn't reading or writing, you can find her golfing, hiking, camping, playing poker, enjoying a movie, or putting together her extensive Harry Potter Lego collection. The Messy Life of Blue is her first novel.

Event date: 
Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 10:30am
The Messy Life of Blue Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781499810257
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yellow Jacket - June 16th, 2020