Skip to main content

Abe Lincoln Book Award 2020: Words in Deep Blue

Here's the list of nominees for the 2020 Lincoln Award: Illinois Teen Reader's Choice.

Book Info:

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came. 
Now Rachel has returned to the city—and to the bookshop—to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore. 
 As Henry and Rachel work side by side—surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages—they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it’s possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.

Awards

Winner of the Indie Book Awards for Young Adult fiction 2017

Winner of the Gold Inky Awards 2017

Winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction 2017

Honour Book, CBCA Award for Older Readers 2017

Texas Tayshas Top Ten Books 2018

More Books Like Words in Deep Blue