Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea by Ashley Herring Blake

Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea

Ashley Herring Blake

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ middle grade emotional hopeful sad medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2021

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For fans of Erin Entrada Kelly and Ali Benjamin comes a poignant yet hopeful novel about a girl navigating grief, trauma, and friendship, from Ashley Herring Blake, the award-winning author of Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World. Hazel Bly used ...
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Summary of 143 reviews


emotional 97%
sad 80%
hopeful 78%
reflective 38%
inspiring 25%
adventurous 21%
challenging 17%
mysterious 14%
tense 10%
dark 8%
lighthearted 8%
funny 4%
informative 2%


medium 70%
fast 25%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 93% | A mix: 4% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 19%

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