About the book: In Télesphore, the glowing color of a person’s palm determines their place in society, and touching hands with another mixes the colors permanently. When sixteen-year-old Bruno accidentally kills a royal soldier, he goes from favored to fugitive. Now Bruno's only chance at survival is to become someone else. That means a haircut, a change of wardrobe, and most important, getting rid of his once cherished Blue. Now he’s visiting parts of town he never knew existed, and making friends with people he would've crossed the street to avoid only weeks ago. At the last minute, Bruno’s parents arrange a deal to clear his name and get his life back. All Bruno has to do is abandon those in the Red slums that look to him as a leader and let an innocent Green boy die in his place.
My review: This book was a bit confusing for me at first. The first chapter starts and seems to be very contemporary, and then it starts talking about the fire in people's hands. I was able to grasp what was going on soon and I really got into the story. I was sad for Bruno, having his life ruined by circumstances when he is so young, but I loved the way that he was resilient and able to rise above the circumstances. I loved that he was able to come up with a way to get away and tried so hard not to put others in danger because of his choices. And along the way he was able to make some great friends, including the young boy that took away his future. I loved the ending, how he was able to forgive and move on in spite of everything. This is a really fun and interesting book to read and it has a great message in the end!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Labels: Cedar Fort, clean ya, R C Hancock, Young Adult