A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION
"The author creates memorable, believable characters who inhabit vivid settings. Couch excels at crafting believable plot twists... Recommended for fans of David Levithan."
– School Library Journal
"Earnest, heartfelt, and sincerely moving. Robbie Couch writes with real honesty and compassion about love, family, and friendship in all their beautiful complexity."
– Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
"Packed with twists, turns, and a whole lotta love, The Sky Blues tugged at my gay-from-the-Midwest heartstrings. Ready for more from Robbie!"
– Tyler Oakley, author of the New York Times bestseller Binge
"The Sky Blues is the first book I’ve read that so fully encapsulates the dynamics of growing up queer during adolescence, without falling into the usual dramatic tropes - it’s a perfect snapshot. This story is so pure and filled with hope that I never wanted it to end. It almost made me want to relive high school. Robbie Couch was able to successfully provide a beautiful, positive and healthy guide for growing up queer and how to work through what that means. This book will help them navigate life’s challenges, while teaching them how to celebrate their wonderful differences."
– Kevin McHale, actor ("Glee")
"This story is filled with shadows and light, struggles and wins, and with characters we can all relate to."
– Sarah Butland, Imagination Captured
"You’ll root for Sky... and have the joy of watching him overcome setbacks and find his own strength. This is a highly recommended book, especially to fans of Albertalli’s Simon books who want the same kind of feel."
– Online Eccentric Librarian
"An optimistic... coming-of-age narrative."
– Kirkus Reviews
Debut author Couch structures the book as a promposal countdown, building suspense and showing how Sky, with the help of his inclusive friend group and some supportive adults, learns about intersectionality and allyship, realizes he’s braver than he thinks, and claps back to the bullies, improving school culture and finding his community along the way.
– Publishers Weekly