The title of the book is actually “Shades of Blue” and was written by Karen Kingsbury. It was published in 2009 by the publishing company Zondervan. It is currently ranked in the high four-thousands for coming of age books, so it’s mildly popular. Out of millions of books, it’s up there, so there’s some acclaim for it. It has 4.7 stars of 5 stars on Amazon with 318 reviews, so that’s good.
The book itself is about a young man who seems to have the perfect life. When he starts to think of his first girlfriend, it derails his plans for marriage and he must return to the place he went to high school for forgiveness. It’s a twist on the typical coming of age story that is so popular about a girl becoming beautiful and popular.