Book Review – The Boy Who Saw in Colours by Lauren Robinson

Issue #156 * Blog #35 – 2020 * Read Time: 3 minutes * Section: Book Reviews – Indie Authors

Genre: Historical Fiction – Subcategories: German Dramas & Plays, LGBT Drama & Plays

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

ThunderHorse Publishing Awards The Boy Who Saw in Colours by Lauren Robinson 4.5 stars out of 5

The Boy Who Saw in Colours is a Highly Recommended ThunderHorse Publishing Read.

The Boy Who Saw in Colours is available in eBook, Hardback and Paperback. Use the link below to purchase your copy today!

The Boy Who Saw in Colours was reviewed by the following associates of Joseph E Clay Dot Com the parent company of ThunderHorse Publishing and Spotlighting the Indie Author. The Star Ratings are added then averaged. That average is the number of Stars Awarded.

  • Nina Turnipseed – 4.75 Stars out of 5
  • Joseph Clay – 4.25 Stars out of 5

The podcast, Spotlighting the Indie Author features an in depth review of The Boy Who Saw in Colours.

The Blurb Of The Boy Who Saw in Colours

Before judgment, think of me first as a human. Before the labels, before the questions, think of me as your friend, or as yourself if you have to. See me first.

How many good deeds does one have to do before one is considered a saint? How many bad acts deem one irredeemable? Humans are more complicated than that – we complicate equations.

I think of the world differently than most.

I see in colours.

I see people in colours. I see memories in colours. I see you as a colour, too.

My name is Josef. I am twelve years old, and I’m an artist. I was stolen from my parents to attend one of the Führer’s elite schools. This is my story and the stories of everyone else I have ever met.


– Two brothers.
– A doomed friendship.
– And quite a lot of swearing.

I learn about the colours, that the strong do not survive and your best chance of survival may be in a concentration camp.

What was it like to hear colours, see scents and taste sounds?

Come with me. I’ll show you.

If you feel like it.

It all started the day the world ended. December 1939.

The Boy Who Saw in Colours is also available at the following outlets.

The Boy Who Saw in Colours is a raw novel set amid the Nazi uprising. The tale is historical fiction and like no other about the life in Germany during World War 2. However the war is only a part of the tale, but not the story. The story is about the life of Josef , the protagonist, a 12 year old boy who dared to dream. The story is told through his eyes.

Although The Boy Who Saw in Colours is Historical Fiction, it’s not only for history fans. The book deals with the struggles of a family trying to stay intact during turmoil and the secret they are hiding. At the same time Josef is dealing with his own issues and suffers from Synesthesia. Giving this book universal appeal to all who appreciates a heart-filled story

I give The Boy Who Saw in Colours 4.75 stars. It is literally the best book I have read this year..

Nina Turnipseed – Host of Spotlighting the Indie Author

Overall The Boy Who Saw in Colours is a masterful work of literature. As a member of the Independent Author community I’m proud that Lauren Robinson has joined us. She is dedicated to her craft, puts in the research needed and an outstanding writer.

Joseph Clay – Host of Spotlighting the Indie Author

About Lauren Robinson

Lauren Robinson is from the small town of Derry in picturesque Northern Ireland.

While pursuing a career in journalism, where facts are pivotal, Lauren spent years researching and writing her debut novel The Boy Who Saw in Colours along with learning German.

Lauren Robinson draws inspiration from everyday people and events in her life, saying, “The story was always there, in my head, and I built upon it year after year until I had no choice but to write.”

When Lauren’s head is not buried in a book, she can be found at her local gym or creating art. 

You can Connect with Lauren Robinson using the links below.

Thank you for stopping by and keep on reading!

Hugs and Kisses Nina


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