At the center of INTO THE BLUE is the Blue House. It’s not really blue, but it is a house. Tai and Ollie have lived there since they were 17 and 18, along with Ollie’s kid brother Jaime and the boys’ best friends Sunny and Hannah.
The place is run down. The shower’s linoleum, the paint’s peeling, the walls are thin and made of fiberboard. But it’s on one of the greatest beaches in the world and it’s been home for almost five years. All that time the older Blue House kids have scraped together rent and grocery money; they’ve shared chores and guitars and boards; they’ve dragged Jaime to school; they’ve had parties and watched the ocean from the deck.
The family the five of them have built in the Blue House is their first priority, their safe space and something all of them want to hold on to. It’s the heart of their family and the heart of the story.