The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan is a coming-of-age story that follows teenager Leigh Chen Sanders as she deals with the aftermath of her mother’s suicide. Shortly after her mother’s death, Leigh believes that she has been visited by her mother- in the form of a bird. She is convinced that she will be able to see her once again if she journeys to Taiwan to meet her grandparents. The classic teen-romance combined with fantasy and the emotional depth of the novel creates an engaging story that leaves the reader on the edge of their seat.
Oct 21, 2021