“Beautiful yet sad, funny yet unsettling, this is ultimately a story of hope and grace.” —Seattle Woman magazine
“A beautifully written, compelling tale that is not to be missed.” —Long Island Woman magazine
“This is a book that haunts you long after you turn the last page. The accuracy with which Henderson portrays a child’s vulnerability not only makes you ache, it reminds you how beautiful and terrifying it is to be young.” —The Globe and Mail
“Striking, sad, suspenseful.” —NewPages
So grateful for the reviews and for these sites that listed UP FROM THE BLUE as one of their Best Books of 2010: Shelf Awareness, My Books My Life, Steph the BookWorm, and Books & Cooks.
Catherine McElrathJanuary 26, 2011
Dear Ms. Henderson:
I just finished Up from the Blue and found it absolutely amazing. Your ability to capture the thoughts and feelings of an eight-year-old girl during such a bewildering and sad time was beyond belief. I read the book in one night – at times with tears rolling down my cheeks – because morning wouldn’t have come soon enough if I didn’t. You deserve all of the rave reviews and more, and I can’t wait to read your poetry and your next novel. I’m a first-time visitor to your site,but it is now bookmarked.
Thank you again for writing such a wonderful book.
Susan HendersonJanuary 26, 2011
You’ve made my day. I can’t begin to tell you what your note means to me. 🙂