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buzz for the sky blues

Barnes & Noble
2022 Young-Adult Book of the Year nominee

Junior Library Guild

2021 Junior Library Guild Selection

USA Today

"'The Queer YA Rom-Com You've Been Waiting For"



New York Times

"13 YA Books to Add to Your Reading List" 


"21 Books That Bring Readers Comfort & Hope"

Just Jared
"Meet 'The Sky Blues' Author With These Fun Facts"




"Robbie Couch Talks Growing Up Gay In Small-Town USA"



ABC 7 News

"Robbie Couch Debuts New LGBTQ+ Teen Novel"



"The Best New Books To Read This April"

"20 Queer Qs with Author Robbie Couch"


New Day Northwest
"Talking Representation With Author Robbie Couch"

reviews OF SKY

“Couch's richly plotted first novel is a delight and an excellent contribution to the mainstreaming of LGBTQIA+ content. Add to the clever plot a clutch of appealing characters and you have an unqualified success." 

“Earnest, heartfelt, and sincerely moving. Robbie Couch writes with real honesty and compassion about love, family, and friendship in all their beautiful complexity.”
-Becky Albertalli


"Packed with twists, turns, and a whole lotta love, The Sky Blues tugged at my gay-from-the-Midwest heartstrings.”

-Tyler Oakley

“This story is so pure and filled with hope and a realism akin to Pen15 that I never wanted it to end. It almost made me  want to relive high school.”
-Kevin McHale

The Sky Blues has “memorable characters,” “believable plot twists,” and “vivid settings.”

-School Library Journal


USA Today

"'Legally Blonde'-inspired queer rom-com novel 'Blaine for the Win' is a win for LGBTQ youth"



"Our Top Picks of Fantastic Books Releasing This April"



Just Jared

"Author Robbie Couch Talks New Novel 'Blaine for the Win,' a Queer Rom-Com Inspired by 'Legally Blonde'"



Business Insider 

"The Most Anticipated YA Books Coming Out This Spring" 

Pop Sugar

"YA Books to Get Lost in This Year"

Barnes & Noble 
"Our Most Anticipated YA Book Releases of April 2022"



Nerd Daily

"Must-Have 2022 Queer Book Releases"



"Very Buzzy YA Books to Read This Season"


Paste Magazine

"The Most Anticipated Books of 2022"


reviews OF BLAINE

“Packed with empowering and relatable moments, with the perfect balance of humor and heart.
-Rachael Lippincott


“Robbie Couch has gifted us with an irresistible, lion-hearted rom-com about love, inspiration, and toxic queer optics.
-Adam Sass


“A wonderful novel about the importance of being yourself. Blaine and his fun-loving powerhouse circle of friends had me cheering for them the whole time. I'd love for Blaine!" 
-Loan Le

“A good read with a clear message about authenticity." 
-Kirkus Reviews

"Couch has written an engaging novel with likable characters and a clever plot that requires only a slight suspension of disbelief on the part of the reader. An altogether winning read."



The Pride Podcast (4/7/21)

The Queerty Podcast (4/2/21)
Big Gay Fiction Podcast (4/8/21)
What Book Hooked You? (4/1/21)
Sunshine Steven (4/6/21)
Gay Men's Brotherhood (2021

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