Words in Deep Blue
By Cath Crowley
Like Ed Sheeran and his bittersweet love songs, this book will take you on an emotional rollercoaster that’s both heartbreaking and life-affirming. Ed often writes about wistful what-if scenarios, like what he’d do if he got the girl or even got her to admit that she loves him back! His music is always so soulful and pulses with raw emotion, so we have a feeling he’d be a fan of this book that gives us hope that second chances are possible, and that love is enough.
Like Ed’s new song “Supermarket Flowers,” which he cowrote with his grandmother to honor her final moments, Words in Deep Blue tells the story of Rachel, a girl who is mourning the loss of her brother. Rachel never told her former best friend Henry that her brother died, and now she is back in town, working at Henry’s family’s book shop. She leaves Henry letters in the pages of old books, but doesn’t say the one thing she needs to; the truth, about her brother and about how much she loves Henry.
As Henry and Rachel work side by side—surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold —they find hope in each other. It’s a tearjerker for sure, but like Ed’s music, Words in Deep Blue is heartwarming and hopeful.
And if you’ll be watching the VMAs, you’ll get to see Ed perform, which we’re sure will be an emotional experience as always (and he has three nominations!)