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Colour Me In

by Lydia Ruffles

Colour Me In Synopsis

FIX ME. DRAW ME WHOLE. COLOUR ME IN. A dream of a novel Buzz feed Dark, vivid and totally original. I loved it. Lisa Williamson, author of The Art of Being Normal Remember the name Lydia Ruffles Stylist The Catcher in the Rye meets Turtles All the Way Down Nineteen-year-old actor Arlo likes nothing more than howling across the skyline with best friend Luke. 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. There, he meets fellow traveller Mizuki and they decide to get lost together. But how far can you run before you lose yourself completely?

Colour Me In Press Reviews

It's such a wonderful story, so beautifully written, and so hard-hitting. Lydia Ruffles is now right up there with my favourite authors, and one whose novels I will now auto-buy * Once Upon A Bookcase blog * A startling portrayal of what it means to be young and will love this * Book Bag * 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 new offering from the bright young author of The Taste of Blue Light...this brave and pertinent book takes readers to the most unexpected places...this is artful, itinerant teen angst rooted in travel * National Geographic Traveller * This is a sophisticated read and particularly impressive in its portrayal of the inner lives of young, hurting men * The Irish Times * A dream of a novel * Buzzfeed * You do not want to miss this novel about growing up, losing yourself, and trying to find your way back again * heat *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444937688
Publication date: 7th February 2019
Author: Lydia Ruffles
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 320 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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