Shades of Blue review by zip1
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Fiction
Five Star Award

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Age at time of review - 14
Reviewer's Location - Enoree, South Carolina, United States
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Sam and JoJo have been best friends since Sam moved into the house next door with his mother. They've always protective of one another no matter what, so what is JoJo supposed to do when she finds out that Russ, Sam's step-father has been abusing him? After Sam's mother overdoses and falls into a coma, JoJo receives a letter stating that Russ is out to get her. JoJo, Sam, and his step-sister, Britney, run away to Russ' cabin on the lake to uncover some evidence to get him behind bars for good. Will Sam and JoJo save thier friendship and romance before Russ finds out what they are up to?


Shades of Blue has one of the best plot sequences I've ever read. As you read the book, you find out more and more about each character and get to know them on a personal level. There is also a lot of conflict within the story. The main-characters come to many heart-wrenching realizations that turn their world upside down. After I read this book I found myself wondering, "What happens to Sam and JoJo now?" IF there was a sequal to this book, I can't even imagine what would happen considering the first book is already filled to the brim with storyline. You won't be wasting your time reading this book.

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Content rating - some mature content

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There are some sexual situations, cursing, abuse, and death.

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