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I enjoyed this book, but the use of colors to describe every emotion was a bit aggravating. The flashbacks/seeing into the past, exploring relationships and coping with such a tragic loss were all beautifully described. I loved the touch of magical realism and I was crying by the end of the book, thankful for my own mother, and calling to say "I love you."
I really liked the premise of this book since suicide is an oddly fascinating topic to me. I'm almost halfway through and am really struggling to finish. I'm irritated that every chapter ends with the same sentence "my mother is a bird", and I wish that some of the memories/scenes would dive in a little deeper. I feel like I start getting into a really intense scene and then I'm left with a little disappointment that there wasn't more. Am I jumping the gun too soon? Hoping it picks it towards the end, or maybe I just don't mesh with Young Adult books. Anyone else feel this way?
Did anyone else think this had a very similar vibe to A Million Junes? I loved that book, and I loved this new one too! If you liked AMJ, I'd definitely recommend this book too.