Leopold blue

Rosie Rowell

Reviews
Great for age 12+

Meg Bergman is fifteen and fed up. She lives in a tiny town in rural 1990s South Africa - a hot-bed of traditionalism, racial tension and (in Meg's eyes) ordinariness. Meg has no friends either, due largely to what the community sees as her mother's interfering attempts to educate farm workers about Aids. But one day Xanthe arrives - cool, urban, feisty Xanthe, who for some unknown reason seems to want to hang out with Meg. Xanthe arrives into Meg's life like a hurricane, offering her a look at a teenage life she never knew existed. But cracks quickly begin to show in their friendship when Meg's childhood friend Simon returns from his gap year travels. Leopold Blude is an emotionally taut and beautifully-written story from a debut author with a mesmerising voice.

 

Leopold blue by Rosie Rowell was nominated for the Branford Boase Award in 2015. It has an age rating of 12+ years on TheBookSeekers. There are currently no reviews for this book on this site. Click on the + buttons to include your own ratings!

Leopold blue is categorised as fiction. It was created especially for YA readers.

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