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The Color of Water (Color of Earth) (original 2003; edition 2009)

by Dong Hwa Kim

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Title:The Color of Water (Color of Earth)
Authors:Dong Hwa Kim
Info:First Second (2009), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 320 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Tags:Fiction, Manga, R2012

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The Color of Water by Dong Hwa Kim (2003)



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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 |
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  bibliovermis | Oct 2, 2012 |
I absolutely love everything about this series so far. The Color of Water follows Ehwa as she gets older and starts to understand what being in love and wanting someone is about. There's just enough conflict (between Ehwa and her mother, the boy she likes and her mother's lover) to give the book a bit of a twist, but it's still as lighthearted and lovely as the first one. Kim's ability to tell Ehwa's story, while also giving us insights into the other characters means this books is more than just Ehwa's story. All the characters who play a significant role in her life are fleshed out in some way. And Kim's graceful drawing style continues to be beautiful. I'm really looking forward to the final book in the trilogy. ( )
  callmecayce | May 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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