Shortlist year: 
2017
Shortlist category: 
Young Adult literature
Published by: 
Pan Macmillan Australia

About the book

Book cover of Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
Winner

Second-hand bookshops are full of mysteries

This is a love story.

It's the story of Howling Books, where readers write letters to strangers, to lovers, to poets, to words.

It's the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. They were best friends once, before Rachel moved to the sea.

Now, she's back, working at the bookstore, grieving for her brother Cal. She's looking for the future in the books people love, and the words that they leave behind.

Sometimes you need the poets