by @eldonnaedwardsauthor from @kensingtonbooks! 📘👦🏼🌿🍄 ***Swipe left to see what gifts came in the @onceuponabookclubbox!*** Set in the 1970s, young Blue lives in the Saffron Freedom Community, a commune all about peace, love, and happiness, man. The adults in this community freely share and parent all of the children while living as one big, happy family. But, the older Blue gets, the more he wonders about the true identity of his biological parents. Who are they, and what are the details surrounding his mysterious appearance in the camp at 3 years old?
This sweet coming of age story provided the perfect avenue for me to learn about life in a so-called hippie commune. I loved the tender portrayal of first love between Blue and Harmony and rooted for their happiness. While Blue searched for his true identity, he learned that things are not always as they seem and that sometimes the unexpected twists are the sweetest. “Life isn’t static… It’s constantly shifting and moving. Our job is to learn to dance with the changes and alter our lives accordingly.”