A Classic Remix

You might like this book if you…

  • are a fan of Pride and Prejudice,
  • enjoy YA books that explore coming of age in a world rife with social prejudices,
  • like sassy leading ladies,
  • want to be transported into the world of Afro-Latino culture in Brooklyn,
  • are looking for a strong #ownvoices book,
  • want to listen to an audiobook read by a New Yorker with poetry and soul in her voice
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Book Review: The Astonishing Color of After

You Might Like This Book If You…

  • Like magical realism.
  • Have struggled with depression or suicidal thoughts.
  • Enjoy coming-of-age books with characters straddling two cultures.
  • Are an artist or a fan of art.
The vivid descriptions of art got me into a painting mood 🙂

The Story (NO SPOILERS!)

“My mother is a bird. This isn’t like some William Faulkner stream-of-consciousness metaphorical crap. My mother. Is literally. A bird.”

I fell for those opening lines. I’m not a huge fan of “edgy” teen voices in my YA books; despite these opening lines, know that Pan’s style is more lyrical than the “hardcore, eyelined badass” voice that is so popular these days.

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