A Solitary Blue
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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.
Family Relationships; Divorce; Abandonment; divorced parents; abandoned by mother
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
Young Hoosier Book Award, 1985
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.