Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
A love story for everyone who loves books. Two teens find their way back to each other in a bookstore full of secrets and crushes, grief and hope - and letters hidden between the pages. Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favourite book in his family's bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came. Now Rachel has returned to the city - and to the bookshop - to work alongside the boy she'd rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can't feel anything anymore. As Henry and Rachel work side by side - surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages - they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it's possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.
Reader's Panel Review: A touching and moving story about a young girl grieving for her brother and the power of first love. Based around a bookstore where people left letters for their loved ones in books that had influenced them in different ways. A nice concept. I really enjoyed it and I would recommend to read. 10 out of 10!