Learning to Love Blue

Winner of the Young Adult category

2022 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Record Press, 2021

Also available as eBook and paperback from Booktopia.

The long-awaited sequel to Lonesome When You Go.

With Vox Pop and high school behind her, 18-year-old Paige arrives in Melbourne with her suitcase and bass guitar; a copy of Bob Dylan’s Chronicles and Joni Mitchell’s Blue – a gift from her estranged mother that she’s still learning to love. 

Following in the footsteps of her musical heroes, all of whom left home to make it in 1960s New York, Paige knows Melbourne’s the new rock and roll capital of the world: if she can’t make it here, she can’t make it anywhere. Besides, her high school crush Spike lives here…

Paige has always had music, but realises she still has a lot to learn about relationships: how to be vulnerable and how to be blue.

Author Q&A for Lianza

Media release

Soundtrack available on Spotify

Read An interview with my Self-publisher

Saradha reads from the novel on YouTube

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