A Solitary Blue
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Family Relationships; Divorce; Abandonment; divorced parents; abandoned by mother
Jeff's mother, who deserted the family years before, reenters his life and widens the gap between Jeff and his father, a gap that only truth, love, and friendship can heal.
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2005; Best Books for Young Adults, 1983; Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000; Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005; Young Adults' Choices, 1987; Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, 1986-1987; Nominee; Young Hoosier Book Award, 1985; Nominee; John Newbery Medal, 1984, Honor Book, Grade 7 up; Phoenix Award, 2003, Honor Book
father and son; school; falling behind; mother and boyfriend; guitar; remote island
Voigt, Cynthia, "A Solitary Blue" (1983). DIVerse Families. 1018.