For her, the outside is sky glimpsed through glass, or a gauntlet to run between home and car. But a chance encounter on the doorstep changes everything: Luke, her new neighbour. Norah is determined to be the girl she thinks Luke deserves: a ‘normal’ girl, her skies unfiltered by the lens of mental illness. Instead, her love and bravery opens a window to unexpected truths…
An important and uplifting debut from a British author, which tackles mental health issues such as agoraphobia and OCD.
How did I get the book? Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review
Review: What I enjoyed the most about Under Rose-Tainted Skies was my connection to Norah. I liked her as a character but ultimately it was because I had so much sympathy and understanding for her.
Luke is adorable, he’s kind of too perfect in some ways but at the same time I liked that because Norah needed that kind of person to exist. Their relationship is sweet one moment, then dragged into the harsh light of Norah’s struggles.
Under Rose-Tainted Skies does not have an upward path, but it reflective of reality, something which makes me appreciate the book more. Norah wants to improve but that doesn’t mean she just does.
I think Louise Gornall’s debut is most definitely worth reading. Norah is a good narrator and Under Rose-Tainted Skies handles some though subjects well.