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Colour Me In

by Lydia Ruffles

Colour Me In Synopsis

THE CATCHER IN THE RYE meets TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN from the acclaimed author of THE TASTE OF BLUE LIGHT. Praise for The Taste of Blue Light: Beautiful. Visceral. Gripping. Louise O'Neill FIX ME. DRAW ME WHOLE. COLOUR ME IN. Nineteen-year-old actor Arlo likes nothing more than howling across the skyline with best friend Luke from the roof of their apartment. But when something irreparable happens and familiar black weeds start to crawl inside him, Arlo flees to the other side of the world, taking only a sketchbook full of maps. With its steaming soup and neon lights, this new place is both comforting and isolating. There, Arlo meets fellow traveller Mizuki. Something about her feels more like home than he's felt in a while. But what is Mizuki searching for? HOW FAR CAN YOU OUTRUN YOURSELF . . . BEFORE YOU LOSE YOUR WAY BACK?

Colour Me In Press Reviews

A new offering from the bright young author of The Taste of Blue Light...this is artful, itinerant teen angst rooted in travel * National Geographic Traveller * With shades of Catcher in the Rye and the otherworldly feel of the film Lost in Translation, there is plenty to keep you enthralled * DARE magazine * A startling portrayal of what it means to be young and lost...if YA is your thing, you will love this * The Bookbag *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444937671
Publication date: 9th August 2018
Author: Lydia Ruffles
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Adult & contemporary romance,

About Lydia Ruffles

Lydia Ruffles is the acclaimed author of The Taste of Blue Light and Colour Me In. She also writes and talks about creativity and mental health for media ranging from Buzzfeed to Woman's Hour. Lydia is a graduate of the Faber Academy and is based in London. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @lydiaruffles and on Tumblr at

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