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:031646399X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:462 pages pages

The Astonishing Color of After Reviews

  • Nicole N. (A Myriad of Books)
    Aug 16, 2017

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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 most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    I don't know what I expected, but it wasn't quite that - in a good way. I think I expected something a lot more depressing and a lot less lyrical? Anyways, RTC! ...

    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...

    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! ...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    This book took a turn that I was not expecting at all. I loved the representation of mental illness and the way that Leigh deals with her mother suicide. There were times where I though the story was going a little too slow for me. I struggled to pick it up after I put it down....

    ?There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward.? ok, so I was super nervous going into the book, the blurb didn't sound like something I would like and I wasn't sure on the writing - I was wrong. this book ...

    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...

    Where do I even begin? I was immediately drawn to this book because of the main character who is biracial (half-white, half-Asian) like myself. Little did I know what a wild and heartfelt journey this book would be. The great thing is that I won this review copy from a giveaway host...

  • Tatiana
    Jun 05, 2018

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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 most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    I don't know what I expected, but it wasn't quite that - in a good way. I think I expected something a lot more depressing and a lot less lyrical? Anyways, RTC! ...

    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...

    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! ...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    This book took a turn that I was not expecting at all. I loved the representation of mental illness and the way that Leigh deals with her mother suicide. There were times where I though the story was going a little too slow for me. I struggled to pick it up after I put it down....

    ?There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward.? ok, so I was super nervous going into the book, the blurb didn't sound like something I would like and I wasn't sure on the writing - I was wrong. this book ...

    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...

    Where do I even begin? I was immediately drawn to this book because of the main character who is biracial (half-white, half-Asian) like myself. Little did I know what a wild and heartfelt journey this book would be. The great thing is that I won this review copy from a giveaway host...

    3.5 stars Quite an ambition debut. There is a lot going on here - suicide, depression, family secrets, death, unrequited teen love, art, unsupportive parents, travel to Taiwan. Add to it a couple of layers of magical realism, and you get a very busy and long YA novel. Overall, I thi...

  • Melanie
    Apr 23, 2018

    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...

    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

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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

    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...

  • Larry H
    May 07, 2018

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

  • Joshua Gabriel (조수아)
    Feb 21, 2018

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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 most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

  • jessica
    Apr 23, 2018

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Apr 25, 2018

    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...

    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

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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 most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    I don't know what I expected, but it wasn't quite that - in a good way. I think I expected something a lot more depressing and a lot less lyrical? Anyways, RTC! ...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Dec 20, 2017

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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 most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    I don't know what I expected, but it wasn't quite that - in a good way. I think I expected something a lot more depressing and a lot less lyrical? Anyways, RTC! ...

    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...

    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! ...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Kit✵
    Apr 02, 2018

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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 most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    I don't know what I expected, but it wasn't quite that - in a good way. I think I expected something a lot more depressing and a lot less lyrical? Anyways, RTC! ...

    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

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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 most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    I don't know what I expected, but it wasn't quite that - in a good way. I think I expected something a lot more depressing and a lot less lyrical? Anyways, RTC! ...

    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...

    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! ...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    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

    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...

    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

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 ...

  • Amelia
    Apr 27, 2018

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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 most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    I don't know what I expected, but it wasn't quite that - in a good way. I think I expected something a lot more depressing and a lot less lyrical? Anyways, RTC! ...

    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...

    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! ...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    This book took a turn that I was not expecting at all. I loved the representation of mental illness and the way that Leigh deals with her mother suicide. There were times where I though the story was going a little too slow for me. I struggled to pick it up after I put it down....

  • ilsa ➹
    Mar 09, 2018

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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 most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    I don't know what I expected, but it wasn't quite that - in a good way. I think I expected something a lot more depressing and a lot less lyrical? Anyways, RTC! ...

    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...

    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! ...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

  • April
    Apr 04, 2018

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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. ...

  • katherine
    May 02, 2018

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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 most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    I don't know what I expected, but it wasn't quite that - in a good way. I think I expected something a lot more depressing and a lot less lyrical? Anyways, RTC! ...

    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...

    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! ...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    This book took a turn that I was not expecting at all. I loved the representation of mental illness and the way that Leigh deals with her mother suicide. There were times where I though the story was going a little too slow for me. I struggled to pick it up after I put it down....

    ?There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward.? ok, so I was super nervous going into the book, the blurb didn't sound like something I would like and I wasn't sure on the writing - I was wrong. this book ...

  • may ❀
    Jun 29, 2018

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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 h...

  • Conniebell
    Jun 19, 2018

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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 most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    I don't know what I expected, but it wasn't quite that - in a good way. I think I expected something a lot more depressing and a lot less lyrical? Anyways, RTC! ...

    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...

    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! ...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    This book took a turn that I was not expecting at all. I loved the representation of mental illness and the way that Leigh deals with her mother suicide. There were times where I though the story was going a little too slow for me. I struggled to pick it up after I put it down....

    ?There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward.? ok, so I was super nervous going into the book, the blurb didn't sound like something I would like and I wasn't sure on the writing - I was wrong. this book ...

    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...

    Where do I even begin? I was immediately drawn to this book because of the main character who is biracial (half-white, half-Asian) like myself. Little did I know what a wild and heartfelt journey this book would be. The great thing is that I won this review copy from a giveaway host...

    3.5 stars Quite an ambition debut. There is a lot going on here - suicide, depression, family secrets, death, unrequited teen love, art, unsupportive parents, travel to Taiwan. Add to it a couple of layers of magical realism, and you get a very busy and long YA novel. Overall, I thi...

    I have never cried so much at a book...EVER!! (and that?s saying something because I cry...A LOT!!) If you follow me on Instagram you?ll know just how much I cried from the post I did ;) This book was so beautiful yet so heart breaking! The representation was amazing and I felt ...

  • Yusra (hiatus) ✨
    May 15, 2018

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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 most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    I don't know what I expected, but it wasn't quite that - in a good way. I think I expected something a lot more depressing and a lot less lyrical? Anyways, RTC! ...

    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...

    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 ➹ (hiatus)
    Mar 16, 2018

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

  • shady boots | #20gayteen
    Apr 15, 2018

    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...

    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 h...

    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 also was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top twelve books of the season, was #5 on the INDIE ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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 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 ...

    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 most anticipated 2018 releases. (rtc) Pretty, pretty please, let me love this. * A COPY OF THIS BOO...

    I don't know what I expected, but it wasn't quite that - in a good way. I think I expected something a lot more depressing and a lot less lyrical? Anyways, RTC! ...

    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...

    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! ...

    Lovely writing but too much color talk! ...

    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...

    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 ...

    This book took a turn that I was not expecting at all. I loved the representation of mental illness and the way that Leigh deals with her mother suicide. There were times where I though the story was going a little too slow for me. I struggled to pick it up after I put it down....

    ?There's no point in wishing. We can't change anything about the past. We can only remember. We can only move forward.? ok, so I was super nervous going into the book, the blurb didn't sound like something I would like and I wasn't sure on the writing - I was wrong. this book ...

    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...