Bernice Aurora Wescott has one thing she doesn’t want anyone to know: her name. That is, until Bee meets Levi, the local golden boy who runs a charity organization called The Color Project.
Levi is not at all shy about attempting to guess Bee’s real name; his persistence is one of the many reasons why Bee falls for him. But while Levi is everything she never knew she needed, giving up her name would feel like a stamp on forever. And that terrifies her.
When unexpected news of an illness in the family drains Bee’s summer of everything bright, she is pushed to the breaking point. Losing herself in The Color Project—a world of weddings, funerals, cancer patients, and hopeful families that the charity funds—is no longer enough. Bee must hold up the weight of her family, but to do that, she needs Levi. She’ll have to give up her name and let him in completely or lose the best thing that’s ever happened to her.
Things You Should Know About TCP #1
The way this book is written is both unique and allows me to understand the protagonist, Bee, by seeing how she thinks. Written in first person narration, the little additions to the story, such as her comments or her insertions of ‘Things You Should Know About Me’ allows the reader to gain more of an insight into the way Bee’s mind works. She was a lovely character to get to know, and I loved being taken on this journey with her.
Things You Should Know About TCP #2
Each of the chapters begin with a song title! While I didn’t know most of them, I loved having my laptop open and searching them up so that I could listen to the song while reading the chapter that it belonged to. I felt like this really added to my reading experience and I got to discover some new music that I loved! That aspect was brilliant, and I wish more novels did that.
Things You Should Know About TCP #3
It’s all fun and games until you go to recommend this book to a friend and write The Colour Project instead of The Color Project — I will forever be mad about the random dropping and picking up of u’s. But moreover, I adored the way this book was about charities (well, one in particular — The Color Project) and doing good things for the people who needed hope and support the most. It was so heartwarming.
Things You Should Know About TCP #4
Levi, the love interest, is an absolute gem. I loved him from the moment we met him, and it was a pleasure to get to know him more throughout the novel. He’s an adorable munchkin with a heart of gold, and I wanted nothing more than to just hug him. We need more people like Levi in the world.
Things You Should Know About TCP #5
This book seriously made me crave donuts, so I definitely think it’s a good idea to have a few on your person at all times. The little adventures to that cute donut store was gorgeous to read about, and I definitely think we need more food scenes in books. I mean, characters deserve food too, right? I’m salivating just thinking about donuts. What have you done to me, Sierra Abrams?!
Things You Should Know About TCP #6
One word — stargazing. Doesn’t that just conjure up images of staring up at the night sky, lying close to that special someone and breathing in the cool night air? That’s a fairly accurate representation of how I feel about this entire novel. It was sweet and funny in parts, and just absolutely beautiful. This book is deserving of all the stars in the night sky.
Things You Should Know About TCP #7
If you’re looking for a sweet, fun summer read, then you can’t go past The Color Project. With realistic, vibrant characters, a heartwarming narrative and a tinge of sadness, this novel is one you won’t want to miss. It’s simply delightful!
Have you read The Color Project yet? What books make you hungry? Have you read any other novels with song titles at the beginning of each chapter? I’d love to know!
Thanks to Mollie the Reader for hosting the Australian The Color Project blog tour and to Sierra Abrams for providing me with an eARC of her novel!
Gorgeous flowers used in header sourced from Creative Market.