Saffron is a teenager that has been through more than most in her short life and it's only about to get worse. Saffron finds a secret about her mother that her father has kept from her for 10 years. Her mother never died. Angry at all this time she was deceived, Saffron leaves home. Homeless and vulnerable, The Colour of Shadows follows Saffron's journey through her mental health issues and her new found homeless situation.
This is not a book I would usually read, but it was a really good change. I thoroughly enjoyed this book - it was one of those I just could not put it down. It certainly explores key themes including homelessness, family, friendship, drugs and mental health. I also think that the author did a very good job with exploring how Saffron feels at the different stages within this book. Saffron was a very erratic character and she could be very frustrating at times however the author managed to reason with why she was acting the way that she was and it helped you to understand and sympathise with the character.
Overall, I found this a really enjoyable and well written book!