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The Color of Water by Dong Hwa Kim (2003)



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This one was so irritating compared to the first, probably because Ehwa was older. In the first place, she became such a brat, and in the second place, they talk about nothing but romance. In three hundred pages, I don't think a single character said anything that wasn't about women being flowers and men being butterflies, the wind, or a fire that must be tended. So, so boring.
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
A thoughtful exploration of family, growing up, sexual awakening and different kinds of love. In this second book, Ehwa is becoming more aware of her sexuality and becoming less of a child, more of a young woman. The actual romance arc is quite fast, as the book seems to compress time quite a bit, but its gentle tone prevents it feeling rushed. The loving, deep conversations between Ehwa and her mother actually form most of the story as they explore the concepts of romantic love and marriage. ( )
  Shimmin | Nov 8, 2015 |
Still really good, and I can't wait for The Color of Heaven to come out! ( )
  scote23 | Mar 30, 2013 |
Ehwa gets a little older and a little more in touch with her growing sexuality. Still not "dirty" in any way--realistic and thoughtfully handled. Still fine for a high-school collection, I'd say. ( )
  librarybrandy | Mar 30, 2013 |
Illustrated Review: bibliovermis.com ( )
  bibliovermis | Oct 2, 2012 |
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"When Ehwa goes to the town festival, she meets a handsome young wrestler named Duksam who's eager to catch her eye. After he wins the festival wrestling championship, he and Ehwa begin to meet, sneaking spare moments to be together. But a shadow falls on their romance when Master Cho sends Duksam away and asks for Ehwa's hand in marriage himself It is then that Ehwa discovers the pain of heartbreak-- and that love is always complicated" -- from publisher's web site.… (more)

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