My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Beautiful, simply beautiful. This book is not a unique trope, it tells the age old story of two young men who were once the truest of friends before it all went horribly wrong.
What is unique about it though is the simple but so very clever way Anyta uses colours to signify emotional states and moments of connection, both negative and positive, throughout this romance.
We have, of course, met both Oskar and Marco before, in the Wish You Were Here anthology short story which was also published as a stand alone late last year Bottle Boy. Now we find out just what happened to push them apart for more than two years.
This is a tale of broken teenage hearts, a piratical play, fears over being hurt again, and a young man who needs to see his own soul burns just as sunburnt yellow bright as he once saw his best friend’s shining.
I’m just a little bit purple and maybe a tiny bit pillar box red after reading this.
#ARC received from NetGalley in return for an unbiased review.