The Astonishing Color of After

The Astonishing Color of After

Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a ne Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. ...

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Title:The Astonishing Color of After
Author:Emily X.R. Pan
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:The Astonishing Color of After
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:462 pages pages

The Astonishing Color of After Reviews

  • Melanie
    Apr 23, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    Mar 21, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

  • Emily May
    Mar 04, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

  • shady boots | #WatchPOSE
    Apr 15, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    Trust me, no one's more disappointed than me because y'all don't know how bad I wanted to love this book!! I was just so bored during the middle 200 pages of this book because it's a very slow book + there was a lot of girl hate that annoyed me so much. But despite that, it's still an ...

    This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, and it completely and utterly wrecked me. In case you aren?t aware, major trigger warnings for suicide and mental illness in the book and this review?proceed with caution and take care of yourself. ? ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    update 06/07/2018: i have re-written my review because my previous one did not do this book justice. this one doesn't either but in my last review, i held back. in this one, i don't hold back. i open up about why this book means the world to me and more. I cannot physically put my ...

    im legit more disappointment in this book than i am in the world cup okay maybe thats a sliiiiight exaggeration this book started off SOSOSOSOSO GOOD but it was SO long and i started to find the writing grow so TEDIOUS and then the mystic plot just began to overwhelm everything a...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    A COPY OF THIS BOOK FOUND ITS WAY INTO MY HANDS TODAY, AND I?M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW MY HEART IS BURSTING. Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my...

    that was one of the most beautiful books I have ever read in my life. it was stunning. I don?t have words. review to come when I can breathe again ???? I am ready to be torn apart. buddy read with Caidyn and Melanie! ...

    It sounds so heartbreaking. ...

    Closer to a 4.5 stars "Memory is mean thing, slicing at you from the harshest angles, dipping your consciousness into the wrong colors again and again." Wow, this book was gorgeously written and heart-breaking and amazing. This story follows a young girl named Leigh who has just ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW For those familiar with the book... I have to share this picture. I read this on the beach during vacation and this crane decided to hang out with me! Those having read this book know the significance of the crane how amazing thi...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    Here is my mother, with wings instead of hands, and feathers instead of hair. Here is my mother, the reddest of brilliant reds, the color of my love and my fear, all of my fiercest feelings trailing after her in the sky like the tail of a comet. Trigger Warning: Suicide, depressio...

  • Larry H
    May 07, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Aug 15, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

  • Joshee Kun (조수아)
    Feb 21, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    Trust me, no one's more disappointed than me because y'all don't know how bad I wanted to love this book!! I was just so bored during the middle 200 pages of this book because it's a very slow book + there was a lot of girl hate that annoyed me so much. But despite that, it's still an ...

    This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, and it completely and utterly wrecked me. In case you aren?t aware, major trigger warnings for suicide and mental illness in the book and this review?proceed with caution and take care of yourself. ? ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    update 06/07/2018: i have re-written my review because my previous one did not do this book justice. this one doesn't either but in my last review, i held back. in this one, i don't hold back. i open up about why this book means the world to me and more. I cannot physically put my ...

    im legit more disappointment in this book than i am in the world cup okay maybe thats a sliiiiight exaggeration this book started off SOSOSOSOSO GOOD but it was SO long and i started to find the writing grow so TEDIOUS and then the mystic plot just began to overwhelm everything a...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

  • Lily ☁️
    Feb 01, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    Trust me, no one's more disappointed than me because y'all don't know how bad I wanted to love this book!! I was just so bored during the middle 200 pages of this book because it's a very slow book + there was a lot of girl hate that annoyed me so much. But despite that, it's still an ...

    This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, and it completely and utterly wrecked me. In case you aren?t aware, major trigger warnings for suicide and mental illness in the book and this review?proceed with caution and take care of yourself. ? ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    update 06/07/2018: i have re-written my review because my previous one did not do this book justice. this one doesn't either but in my last review, i held back. in this one, i don't hold back. i open up about why this book means the world to me and more. I cannot physically put my ...

    im legit more disappointment in this book than i am in the world cup okay maybe thats a sliiiiight exaggeration this book started off SOSOSOSOSO GOOD but it was SO long and i started to find the writing grow so TEDIOUS and then the mystic plot just began to overwhelm everything a...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    A COPY OF THIS BOOK FOUND ITS WAY INTO MY HANDS TODAY, AND I?M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW MY HEART IS BURSTING. Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my...

  • jessica
    Apr 23, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    Trust me, no one's more disappointed than me because y'all don't know how bad I wanted to love this book!! I was just so bored during the middle 200 pages of this book because it's a very slow book + there was a lot of girl hate that annoyed me so much. But despite that, it's still an ...

    This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, and it completely and utterly wrecked me. In case you aren?t aware, major trigger warnings for suicide and mental illness in the book and this review?proceed with caution and take care of yourself. ? ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

  • C.G. Drews
    Jul 14, 2017

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

  • Lola
    Apr 25, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    Jun 18, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    Trust me, no one's more disappointed than me because y'all don't know how bad I wanted to love this book!! I was just so bored during the middle 200 pages of this book because it's a very slow book + there was a lot of girl hate that annoyed me so much. But despite that, it's still an ...

    This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, and it completely and utterly wrecked me. In case you aren?t aware, major trigger warnings for suicide and mental illness in the book and this review?proceed with caution and take care of yourself. ? ...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Dec 20, 2017

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    Trust me, no one's more disappointed than me because y'all don't know how bad I wanted to love this book!! I was just so bored during the middle 200 pages of this book because it's a very slow book + there was a lot of girl hate that annoyed me so much. But despite that, it's still an ...

    This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, and it completely and utterly wrecked me. In case you aren?t aware, major trigger warnings for suicide and mental illness in the book and this review?proceed with caution and take care of yourself. ? ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    update 06/07/2018: i have re-written my review because my previous one did not do this book justice. this one doesn't either but in my last review, i held back. in this one, i don't hold back. i open up about why this book means the world to me and more. I cannot physically put my ...

    im legit more disappointment in this book than i am in the world cup okay maybe thats a sliiiiight exaggeration this book started off SOSOSOSOSO GOOD but it was SO long and i started to find the writing grow so TEDIOUS and then the mystic plot just began to overwhelm everything a...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    A COPY OF THIS BOOK FOUND ITS WAY INTO MY HANDS TODAY, AND I?M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW MY HEART IS BURSTING. Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my...

    that was one of the most beautiful books I have ever read in my life. it was stunning. I don?t have words. review to come when I can breathe again ???? I am ready to be torn apart. buddy read with Caidyn and Melanie! ...

    It sounds so heartbreaking. ...

    Closer to a 4.5 stars "Memory is mean thing, slicing at you from the harshest angles, dipping your consciousness into the wrong colors again and again." Wow, this book was gorgeously written and heart-breaking and amazing. This story follows a young girl named Leigh who has just ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW For those familiar with the book... I have to share this picture. I read this on the beach during vacation and this crane decided to hang out with me! Those having read this book know the significance of the crane how amazing thi...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    Here is my mother, with wings instead of hands, and feathers instead of hair. Here is my mother, the reddest of brilliant reds, the color of my love and my fear, all of my fiercest feelings trailing after her in the sky like the tail of a comet. Trigger Warning: Suicide, depressio...

    This book is simply incredible. I absorbed it into my soul and cried like a baby when I finished it. I then put it on my review list and it?s taken me a while to come back to tell you all about it, but here I am. ?How could a person like her be depressed? She was full of energy ...

  • Eryn (Literary Lady)
    Apr 02, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    Trust me, no one's more disappointed than me because y'all don't know how bad I wanted to love this book!! I was just so bored during the middle 200 pages of this book because it's a very slow book + there was a lot of girl hate that annoyed me so much. But despite that, it's still an ...

    This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, and it completely and utterly wrecked me. In case you aren?t aware, major trigger warnings for suicide and mental illness in the book and this review?proceed with caution and take care of yourself. ? ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    update 06/07/2018: i have re-written my review because my previous one did not do this book justice. this one doesn't either but in my last review, i held back. in this one, i don't hold back. i open up about why this book means the world to me and more. I cannot physically put my ...

    im legit more disappointment in this book than i am in the world cup okay maybe thats a sliiiiight exaggeration this book started off SOSOSOSOSO GOOD but it was SO long and i started to find the writing grow so TEDIOUS and then the mystic plot just began to overwhelm everything a...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

  • Terrie's Just Another Book B*tch
    Jun 15, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    Trust me, no one's more disappointed than me because y'all don't know how bad I wanted to love this book!! I was just so bored during the middle 200 pages of this book because it's a very slow book + there was a lot of girl hate that annoyed me so much. But despite that, it's still an ...

    This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, and it completely and utterly wrecked me. In case you aren?t aware, major trigger warnings for suicide and mental illness in the book and this review?proceed with caution and take care of yourself. ? ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    update 06/07/2018: i have re-written my review because my previous one did not do this book justice. this one doesn't either but in my last review, i held back. in this one, i don't hold back. i open up about why this book means the world to me and more. I cannot physically put my ...

    im legit more disappointment in this book than i am in the world cup okay maybe thats a sliiiiight exaggeration this book started off SOSOSOSOSO GOOD but it was SO long and i started to find the writing grow so TEDIOUS and then the mystic plot just began to overwhelm everything a...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    A COPY OF THIS BOOK FOUND ITS WAY INTO MY HANDS TODAY, AND I?M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW MY HEART IS BURSTING. Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my...

    that was one of the most beautiful books I have ever read in my life. it was stunning. I don?t have words. review to come when I can breathe again ???? I am ready to be torn apart. buddy read with Caidyn and Melanie! ...

    It sounds so heartbreaking. ...

    Closer to a 4.5 stars "Memory is mean thing, slicing at you from the harshest angles, dipping your consciousness into the wrong colors again and again." Wow, this book was gorgeously written and heart-breaking and amazing. This story follows a young girl named Leigh who has just ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW For those familiar with the book... I have to share this picture. I read this on the beach during vacation and this crane decided to hang out with me! Those having read this book know the significance of the crane how amazing thi...

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Feb 20, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

  • Sana
    Jul 01, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    Trust me, no one's more disappointed than me because y'all don't know how bad I wanted to love this book!! I was just so bored during the middle 200 pages of this book because it's a very slow book + there was a lot of girl hate that annoyed me so much. But despite that, it's still an ...

  • Gabby
    Mar 29, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    Trust me, no one's more disappointed than me because y'all don't know how bad I wanted to love this book!! I was just so bored during the middle 200 pages of this book because it's a very slow book + there was a lot of girl hate that annoyed me so much. But despite that, it's still an ...

    This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, and it completely and utterly wrecked me. In case you aren?t aware, major trigger warnings for suicide and mental illness in the book and this review?proceed with caution and take care of yourself. ? ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    update 06/07/2018: i have re-written my review because my previous one did not do this book justice. this one doesn't either but in my last review, i held back. in this one, i don't hold back. i open up about why this book means the world to me and more. I cannot physically put my ...

    im legit more disappointment in this book than i am in the world cup okay maybe thats a sliiiiight exaggeration this book started off SOSOSOSOSO GOOD but it was SO long and i started to find the writing grow so TEDIOUS and then the mystic plot just began to overwhelm everything a...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    A COPY OF THIS BOOK FOUND ITS WAY INTO MY HANDS TODAY, AND I?M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW MY HEART IS BURSTING. Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my...

    that was one of the most beautiful books I have ever read in my life. it was stunning. I don?t have words. review to come when I can breathe again ???? I am ready to be torn apart. buddy read with Caidyn and Melanie! ...

    It sounds so heartbreaking. ...

    Closer to a 4.5 stars "Memory is mean thing, slicing at you from the harshest angles, dipping your consciousness into the wrong colors again and again." Wow, this book was gorgeously written and heart-breaking and amazing. This story follows a young girl named Leigh who has just ...

  • ilsa ➹
    Mar 09, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    Trust me, no one's more disappointed than me because y'all don't know how bad I wanted to love this book!! I was just so bored during the middle 200 pages of this book because it's a very slow book + there was a lot of girl hate that annoyed me so much. But despite that, it's still an ...

    This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, and it completely and utterly wrecked me. In case you aren?t aware, major trigger warnings for suicide and mental illness in the book and this review?proceed with caution and take care of yourself. ? ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    update 06/07/2018: i have re-written my review because my previous one did not do this book justice. this one doesn't either but in my last review, i held back. in this one, i don't hold back. i open up about why this book means the world to me and more. I cannot physically put my ...

  • Candace Robinson
    Mar 09, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    Trust me, no one's more disappointed than me because y'all don't know how bad I wanted to love this book!! I was just so bored during the middle 200 pages of this book because it's a very slow book + there was a lot of girl hate that annoyed me so much. But despite that, it's still an ...

    This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, and it completely and utterly wrecked me. In case you aren?t aware, major trigger warnings for suicide and mental illness in the book and this review?proceed with caution and take care of yourself. ? ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    update 06/07/2018: i have re-written my review because my previous one did not do this book justice. this one doesn't either but in my last review, i held back. in this one, i don't hold back. i open up about why this book means the world to me and more. I cannot physically put my ...

    im legit more disappointment in this book than i am in the world cup okay maybe thats a sliiiiight exaggeration this book started off SOSOSOSOSO GOOD but it was SO long and i started to find the writing grow so TEDIOUS and then the mystic plot just began to overwhelm everything a...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    A COPY OF THIS BOOK FOUND ITS WAY INTO MY HANDS TODAY, AND I?M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW MY HEART IS BURSTING. Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my...

    that was one of the most beautiful books I have ever read in my life. it was stunning. I don?t have words. review to come when I can breathe again ???? I am ready to be torn apart. buddy read with Caidyn and Melanie! ...

    It sounds so heartbreaking. ...

    Closer to a 4.5 stars "Memory is mean thing, slicing at you from the harshest angles, dipping your consciousness into the wrong colors again and again." Wow, this book was gorgeously written and heart-breaking and amazing. This story follows a young girl named Leigh who has just ...

    Just Another Book Bitch's ALWAYS SPOILER FREE REVIEW For those familiar with the book... I have to share this picture. I read this on the beach during vacation and this crane decided to hang out with me! Those having read this book know the significance of the crane how amazing thi...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

  • Nick
    Nov 19, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    Trust me, no one's more disappointed than me because y'all don't know how bad I wanted to love this book!! I was just so bored during the middle 200 pages of this book because it's a very slow book + there was a lot of girl hate that annoyed me so much. But despite that, it's still an ...

    This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, and it completely and utterly wrecked me. In case you aren?t aware, major trigger warnings for suicide and mental illness in the book and this review?proceed with caution and take care of yourself. ? ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    update 06/07/2018: i have re-written my review because my previous one did not do this book justice. this one doesn't either but in my last review, i held back. in this one, i don't hold back. i open up about why this book means the world to me and more. I cannot physically put my ...

    im legit more disappointment in this book than i am in the world cup okay maybe thats a sliiiiight exaggeration this book started off SOSOSOSOSO GOOD but it was SO long and i started to find the writing grow so TEDIOUS and then the mystic plot just began to overwhelm everything a...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    A COPY OF THIS BOOK FOUND ITS WAY INTO MY HANDS TODAY, AND I?M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW MY HEART IS BURSTING. Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my...

    that was one of the most beautiful books I have ever read in my life. it was stunning. I don?t have words. review to come when I can breathe again ???? I am ready to be torn apart. buddy read with Caidyn and Melanie! ...

    It sounds so heartbreaking. ...

  • April
    Apr 04, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    Trust me, no one's more disappointed than me because y'all don't know how bad I wanted to love this book!! I was just so bored during the middle 200 pages of this book because it's a very slow book + there was a lot of girl hate that annoyed me so much. But despite that, it's still an ...

    This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, and it completely and utterly wrecked me. In case you aren?t aware, major trigger warnings for suicide and mental illness in the book and this review?proceed with caution and take care of yourself. ? ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    Dec 12, 2017

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    Trust me, no one's more disappointed than me because y'all don't know how bad I wanted to love this book!! I was just so bored during the middle 200 pages of this book because it's a very slow book + there was a lot of girl hate that annoyed me so much. But despite that, it's still an ...

    This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, and it completely and utterly wrecked me. In case you aren?t aware, major trigger warnings for suicide and mental illness in the book and this review?proceed with caution and take care of yourself. ? ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    update 06/07/2018: i have re-written my review because my previous one did not do this book justice. this one doesn't either but in my last review, i held back. in this one, i don't hold back. i open up about why this book means the world to me and more. I cannot physically put my ...

    im legit more disappointment in this book than i am in the world cup okay maybe thats a sliiiiight exaggeration this book started off SOSOSOSOSO GOOD but it was SO long and i started to find the writing grow so TEDIOUS and then the mystic plot just began to overwhelm everything a...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

  • شيماء ✨
    Oct 08, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

  • may ❀
    Jun 29, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    Trust me, no one's more disappointed than me because y'all don't know how bad I wanted to love this book!! I was just so bored during the middle 200 pages of this book because it's a very slow book + there was a lot of girl hate that annoyed me so much. But despite that, it's still an ...

    This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, and it completely and utterly wrecked me. In case you aren?t aware, major trigger warnings for suicide and mental illness in the book and this review?proceed with caution and take care of yourself. ? ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    update 06/07/2018: i have re-written my review because my previous one did not do this book justice. this one doesn't either but in my last review, i held back. in this one, i don't hold back. i open up about why this book means the world to me and more. I cannot physically put my ...

    im legit more disappointment in this book than i am in the world cup okay maybe thats a sliiiiight exaggeration this book started off SOSOSOSOSO GOOD but it was SO long and i started to find the writing grow so TEDIOUS and then the mystic plot just began to overwhelm everything a...

  • Maggie
    May 09, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Sep 24, 2017

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

  • Yusra  ✨
    May 15, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    Trust me, no one's more disappointed than me because y'all don't know how bad I wanted to love this book!! I was just so bored during the middle 200 pages of this book because it's a very slow book + there was a lot of girl hate that annoyed me so much. But despite that, it's still an ...

    This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, and it completely and utterly wrecked me. In case you aren?t aware, major trigger warnings for suicide and mental illness in the book and this review?proceed with caution and take care of yourself. ? ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

    update 06/07/2018: i have re-written my review because my previous one did not do this book justice. this one doesn't either but in my last review, i held back. in this one, i don't hold back. i open up about why this book means the world to me and more. I cannot physically put my ...

    im legit more disappointment in this book than i am in the world cup okay maybe thats a sliiiiight exaggeration this book started off SOSOSOSOSO GOOD but it was SO long and i started to find the writing grow so TEDIOUS and then the mystic plot just began to overwhelm everything a...

    Beautiful and heartbreaking. Easily one of the best books I?ve read this year, and definitely a new favourite. ...

    There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward. Last December, many K-pop fans (myself included) were distraught when SHINee's Jonghyun committed suicide. Following this tragedy, EXO's Baekhyun was criticized for ...

    3.75/5 My mother is a bird. This isn?t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird. First of all, I love the quote above; such a phenomenal and humorous way to start a novel. Wow, okay, this book went through so man...

    A COPY OF THIS BOOK FOUND ITS WAY INTO MY HANDS TODAY, AND I?M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW MY HEART IS BURSTING. Basically, I ditched all my would-be current reads and everything else in my life for this book (with Hamiltrash #1?s blessing), and it kind of (?) lived up to being one of my...

    that was one of the most beautiful books I have ever read in my life. it was stunning. I don?t have words. review to come when I can breathe again ???? I am ready to be torn apart. buddy read with Caidyn and Melanie! ...

  • may ➹
    Mar 16, 2018

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...

    I'm proud of my Asian heritage. That said, there are some things upon which the Asian culture can improve in general, and one of the major issues is how we treat mental illness. It is a stigma. It is ignored until one explodes. Even in the US, Asian-American women have a high rates of ...

    Ohhhh this was emotional and super super sad and yet entirely gorgeously written. We have utterly been bLESSED by the existence of this author and her words and afjkdslad I want to read everything she ever writes. I absolutely love how the emotions were told in colours here. It made me...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Lyrical, emotionally powerful, even fantastical at times, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning, poignant look at grief, family, love, and secrets that packs a real punch, and leaves you with gorgeous images in your mind. "We try so hard to make t...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    Trust me, no one's more disappointed than me because y'all don't know how bad I wanted to love this book!! I was just so bored during the middle 200 pages of this book because it's a very slow book + there was a lot of girl hate that annoyed me so much. But despite that, it's still an ...

    This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful books I have ever read, and it completely and utterly wrecked me. In case you aren?t aware, major trigger warnings for suicide and mental illness in the book and this review?proceed with caution and take care of yourself. ? ...

    can we all just take a moment to appreciate that this is a debut??!!? like, honestly. i am the astonishing colour of impressed. this book definitely didnt read like it was an authors first work. this was magic. just the imagery alone was outstanding - it showcased dealing with grief in...

    This book hit home for me. From Leigh losing her mom to how she had to grow up being biracial. Just a beautiful and heartfelt story. ...

    this is not a bad book it?s not!! I?m enjoying it!!! however, it is VERY slow (since it is focused around Leigh?s grief), and usually, I?m fine with slow books. but I can currently feel myself on the edge of a slump and I will not let a slow book drag me down into that h...

  • Emily Pan
    Sep 23, 2017

    I'm kind of in awe of this book. It was beautifully written and it both broke and mended my heart. ...

    Depression, I opened my mouth to say, but the word refused to take shape. Why was it so hard to talk about this? Why did my mother?s condition feel like this big secret? ... ?She?s forgotten how to be happy,? I told him. As you can see from the picture I shared on insta...

    This book made me CRY. C:cry R:right now, I'm going to cry Y:yeah, that's right, I'm crying The Astonishing Color of After is the kind of book that guts you, and buoys you, rips out your heart and gives it back somehow bigger. I've been putting off writing this review for...

    TW: suicide, depression Such a beautiful debut! The writing was exquisite, I really cared for the characters, and I loved learning more about Chinese/Taiwanese culture! It was a fully immersive read that was definitely heartbreaking, but beautiful overall. The magical realism/religi...

    ?If he looked in my eyes straight on, he would know how he?d pierced me with an arrow, how its shaft was still sticking out of my chest, twitching each time my heart contracted. And maybe he?d see how my mother had sliced up everything else.? This is one of the most be...

    4.5 stars. Some books you read because they?re not unpleasant or you don?t have a choice in the matter. Other books you read because your body naturally gravitates to them, and for the sake of your sanity, you simply give in. This is one of those books. The writing is so ...

    Once upon a time we were the standard colors of a rainbow, cheery and certain of ourselves. At some point, we all began to stumble into the in-betweens, the murky colors made dark and complicated by resentment and quiet anger. At some point, my mother slid so off track she sank into ...

    I guess I should maybe give my own book five stars? NEWS: THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and the Indie Bestseller list! It's been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in TWO categories: Best ...