Title: The Color of Earth
Author: Kim Dong-Hwa
Book #: 1st of Trilogy
Publisher: First Second
Publish Date: March 31st 2009
Date Read : September 14th 2013
Rating: ★★★★★ / out of 5
I came hoping to see those eyes, but instead I return with my heart, leaving behind only flowers.
Ehwa grows up helping her widowed mother run the local tavern, watching as their customers – both neighbors and strangers – look down on her mother for her single lifestyle. Their social status isolates Ehwa and her mother from the rest of the people in their quiet country village. But as she gets older and sees her mother fall in love again, Ehwa slowly begins to open up to the possibility of love in her life.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)
Despite the fact that this book is sexual graphic, which I would normally not like in a YA book, there is something to innocent and timeless about this story that I fell completely in love.
Overall, this is the perfect coming of age story, as well as one for first loves.
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