Help Bring Raw Blue to the United States

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Most of my readers know that contemporary fiction has never, ever been my thing. In fact, when I first started this blog, I was adamantly opposed to it. I found that the majority of YA contemporary fiction felt trite, overplayed and, frankly, extremely cliché, which led me to believe that the entire genre was simply redundant.

However, I’ll be the first to admit my mistakes and tell people I was wrong. There are some incredible YA contemporary books on the market today, and one of those is Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar. Unfortunately for YA readers, Raw Blue is an Australian title and has yet to be published in the United States.

We can purchase this book through Fish Pond, but wouldn’t it be great if we could really bring Raw Blue and Kirsty’s writing to the states through an American publisher?

Linds has informed me that the National Public Radio (NPR) is compiling a list of the Top 100 Best YA Books Ever and is asking listeners to post their top five favourites on their site here. I encourage ALL of you to add Raw Blue to your list –regardless of whether it is in your personal top 5 or not – so as to draw attention to a tile that seems to be overlooked here in the states.

Maybe, just maybe, we can get Raw Blue the attention it deserves to be published in the United States!

Just click HERE to give it your vote of approval! 


  1. I sent my top 5 and Raw Blue was on the list :)

  2. Have I told you lately that you're just fantastic?! Love love :)

  3. Will do. Maybe I'll finally be able to read it after seeing you rave about it on every list :)

  4. I feel somewhat dismayed by some of the book suggestions on the NPR comments, though - I feel like there needs to be an intervention to explain the difference between YA and MG.

  5. I think so, too. Some of the titles up there actually make me a wee bit sad for the genre.

  6. Yeah, I got an email from Linds as well.  I plan to get my list together and sent off.  With Raw Blue on it!  It definitely deserves to be published here!

  7. Oh, Melissa, this is fabulous! I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I've heard so much about it from both you and Lindsay that it already has a special place in my mind.


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