Author Robbie Couch debuts new LGBTQ+ teen novel 'The Sky Blues'

ByReggie Aqui and Andrew Morris KGO logo
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
New teen LGBTQ+ novel tells the love story differently
Robbie Couch, author of "The Sky Blues", debuts a young adult novel that tells the story of a gay high school student in Michigan. He joined ABC7 Anchor Reggie Aqui to talk about diversity in literature and redefining the genre.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The genre of teenage literature can feel a little stale at times. Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. Conflict and drama ensue. Happily ever after.

But there are countless other stories that are being left untold. Brand-new author Robbie Couch is looking to change that with his debut novel, "The Sky Blues."

Couch spoke with ABC7 Anchor Reggie Aqui about its release this week, and why crafting a story about a gay teenager in high school is so critical, especially in the case of Sky Baker.

Click the above video to watch the conversation. You can find Robbie Couch's new book wherever books or sold, or by clicking here.

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