Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Browne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In her debut YA novel in verse, Mahogany Browne tells the story of Skyy - a black teen who's always lived in the shadows of everyone around her. When you're a teenager, it's easy to believe that friendship will be forever, but Skyy soon realizes that maybe some differences are just too much. Skyy would spend all her days on the basketball court or floating in the local pool, while Lay Li lives for clothes, makeup and boys. Everything seems okay, until one day, it's not. For Skyy - losing a friend is heartbreaking, but it's also revealing, and maybe - just maybe - stepping out of Lay Li's shadow will allow her to find herself.
An accessible and relevant coming-of-age story for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo.
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