The fourth novel from Julie Murphy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’—now a Netflix feature film starring Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston, with a soundtrack by Dolly Parton!



For fans of Rainbow Rowell and Morgan Matson, Julie Murphy has created another fearless heroine, Ramona Blue, in a gorgeously evocative novel about family, friendship, and how sometimes love can be more fluid than you first think.

Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever.

Since then, it’s been Ramona and her family against the world. Standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, Ramona is sure of three things: she likes girls, she’s fiercely devoted to her family, and she knows she’s destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy, Mississippi.

But juggling multiple jobs, her flaky mom, and her well-meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the adult of the family. Now, with her sister, Hattie, pregnant, responsibility weighs more heavily than ever.

The return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction. Ramona’s friendship with the former competitive swimmer picks up exactly where it left off, and soon he’s talked her into joining him for laps at the pool.

But as Ramona falls in love with swimming, her feelings for Freddie begin to shift too, which is the last thing she expected. With her growing affection for Freddie making her question her sexual identity, Ramona begins to wonder if perhaps she likes girls and guys or if this new attraction is just a fluke.

Either way, Ramona will discover that, for her, life and love are more fluid than they seem.

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Praise for this book

"Julie Murphy delivers a fresh and glorious love story that addresses all the complexities of one's heart. Ramona Blue’s discovery of limitless love is total beauty." - Adam Silvera

"RAMONA BLUE is Julie Murphy’s best book yet. It’s hilarious, it’s heartfelt, and it’s so, so real. I just wish I’d had this book to read during my own teen years!" - Robin Talley


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Used availability for Julie Murphy's Ramona Blue

Hardback Editions

May 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Ramona Blue (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Julie Murphy
ISBN: 0-606-41364-2 / 978-0-606-41364-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ramona Blue
Author(s): Julie Murphy
ISBN: 0-06-241835-1 / 978-0-06-241835-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ramona Blue
Author(s): Julie Murphy
ISBN: 0-06-241836-X / 978-0-06-241836-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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Audio Editions

May 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ramona Blue
Author(s): Julie Murphy
ISBN: 1-5384-1910-6 / 978-1-5384-1910-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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May 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ramona Blue Lib/E
Author(s): Julie Murphy
ISBN: 1-5384-1911-4 / 978-1-5384-1911-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
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May 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Ramona Blue
Author(s): Julie Murphy
ISBN: 1-5384-1912-2 / 978-1-5384-1912-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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May 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ramona Blue
Author(s): Julie Murphy
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Ramona Blue
Author(s): Julie Murphy
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ramona Blue
Author(s): Julie Murphy
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Ramona Blue
Author(s): Julie Murphy
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

May 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ramona Blue
Author(s): Julie Murphy
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU