red yellow blueI mean, if you read the synopsis for Red, Yellow, Blue by Lyra Mullady and you pretty much have it in a nutshell. And this ultimately is why I’m left feeling kind of meh about the whole thing. On the one hand, I was actually pretty excited about this book when I requested it, but now that I’ve read it I can’t for the life of me seem to recall why. Overall, you see, it was really just…okay?

And well, maybe I’m being a bit more critical than I should? But I don’t know, I just thought it would somehow be better. Even so, I can’t honestly say exactly what I was expecting from this book, but what I got just wasn’t quite it. That’s not to say that this is a bad book, of course. It’s actually quite decent and I am quite on board with the message that it sends. But I don’t know…it was so simple.

In some way, I suppose that it’s good that the book is more simple than I would have liked since this is a children’s book in the end. But I just…I don’t know. I can’t quite put my finger on it and I realized that makes this review somewhat pointless…but I just didn’t like this book as much as I was sure I would. I do like the message that you can create amazing and beautiful things by yourself, but also that it’s important to do so with others as it offers its own rewards. But ultimately I do feel a little let down by this one.

I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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