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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 new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life.Alternating between real and magic, past and present, friendship and romance, hope and despair, The Astonishing Color of After is a novel about finding oneself through family history, art, grief, and love....

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Number of Pages : 462 pages
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The Astonishing Color of After Reviews

  • Nicole N. (A Myriad of Books)

    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 hosted by TheNovl. I was completely shocked when it came because 1) I never win anything, and 2) little did I think it would be one of my most anticipated releases of 2018!

    TRIGGER WARNINGS: Suicide, depression, self-harm

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  • Amelia

    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. But after about half way through I was having trouble putting it down.

    Definitely recommend for people to read.

  • Emily May

    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 instagram, this book was so quotable. There were so many beautiful thoughts, emotions and moments captured perfectly with words.

    I probably wouldn't have read The Astonishing Color of After if I hadn't noticed it on my library's new relea ...more

  • Tatiana

    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 think the author balanced all of this well enough, but it would have been a tighter story without some of the trimmings - I could definitely have done without the synesthesia (or whatever all of the color talk was) and so
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  • may ❀



    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 and i just wasn't feeling it gahhhh im so sad.

    i wish it was more contemporary than mystic bc the magic realism aspect made me more confused and underwhelmed than anything. i felt like the grief and sadness got overshadow
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  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies

    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 suicide because of how unwilling we are to talk about our problem, and the unwillingness of our family to confront it.

    There have been numerous suicides among famous actors and musicians in countries like Japan and

    My mother is a bird. This isn’t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird.
    Someone mentioned "magical realism" in their review of this book and I almost ran screaming away. I fucking hate the bullshit woo-woo of magical realism. It was a poor way to describe this book, because while it has a magical, mystical quality, the tone of the narrator makes it completely readable.

    Leigh is just a typical teenager. I shouldn't say "typical" because so commonly in YA books, a typical teenager acts so clichéd. A better word is "believable." She has feelings that I could relate to. She feels guilt. She feels desire.
    During sex ed, our teachers always made it sound like the guys were the horny ones. But right there on that couch I was certain that some crucial detail about the female body, or at least my body, had been left out.
    This book is about Leigh's journey to understanding her mother, someone she only thought she knew. It's also a journey for Leigh, who discovers herself. It's an excellent rite-of-passage book.

    I love the way the book incorporates her feelings for her friend and crush, Axel. It's not an overwhelming thing, but Leigh's guilt and confusion over him is written so vividly.

    Like I said before, this book approaches mental illness and depression so well.
    How could a person like her be depressed? She was full of energy and life and passion. The word depressed made me think of this group of kids at school who wore all black and thick eyeliner and listened to angry music and never showed their teeth. The ones who people sometimes called emo, making it sound like a bad word.

    My mother wasn’t like that. Not at all.
    This book doesn't glorify depression and suicide by any means, but it is so beautifully written. It was a long book, but definitely worth the read. Have tissues handy. ...more

  • April

    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.

  • Larry H

    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 these little time capsules. Memories strung up just so, like holiday lights, casting the perfect glow in the perfect tones. But that picking and choosing what to look at, what to put on display—that's not the true nature of
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