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The Taste of Blue Light

By Lydia Ruffles

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'If Sylvia Plath wrote a novel for young adults, The Taste of Blue Light would be it' Louise O'Neill, author of Asking For It

'If Sylvia Plath wrote a novel for young adults, The Taste of Blue Light would be it' Louise O'Neill, author of Asking For It

What happened to me?
Why can't I remember?

Weeks after blacking out and waking up in hospital, Lux still has no memory of what happened.
She doesn't know why her days are consumed by pain and her nights by terrifying dreams; why her parents won't stop shouting and her friends stop talking when she walks into the room.

All she knows is that the Lux she once was is gone - and that if she can't uncover the truth, everything she loves will be taken away too.

'Devastating and brilliant' Stylist

'Truly unforgettable' Heat

Biographical Notes

Lydia Ruffles read theatre and performance studies at Warwick university and took a post-graduate diploma in public relations. She describes herself as an eternal student and recently completed a creative writing course at the Faber Academy. When she's not writing, she works in communications. Lydia lives in West London.

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  • ISBN: 9781444936766
  • Publication date: 08 Feb 2018
  • Page count: 352
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
If Sylvia Plath wrote a novel for young adults, The Taste of Blue Light would be it... Beautiful. Visceral. Gripping. I loved it — Louise O'Neill, author of Asking For It
A gripping Bell Jar-type narrative of mental distress and confusion — Financial Times

Remember the name Lydia Ruffles: this devastating and brilliant YA book goes to the most
unexpected of places and will leave you mulling it over for days, weeks and months after

— Stylist
This gripping thriller will stay with you long after you finish the last page — The Sun on Sunday
dark and affecting...a truly unforgettable debut — Heat Magazine
An original take on trauma and memory loss...Lux's voice engages readers on issues that are timely, absorbing and perceptively related — Irish Times
A game-changing exploration of mental health — Emerald Street
If Sylvia Plath wrote a novel for young adults, The Taste of Blue Light would be it... Beautiful. Visceral. Gripping. I loved it
A gripping Bell Jar-type narrative of mental distress and confusion

Remember the name Lydia Ruffles: this devastating and brilliant YA book goes to the most
unexpected of places and will leave you mulling it over for days, weeks and months after

This gripping thriller will stay with you long after you finish the last page
dark and affecting...a truly unforgettable debut
An original take on trauma and memory loss...Lux's voice engages readers on issues that are timely, absorbing and perceptively related
A game-changing exploration of mental health
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