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@Read E-pub ⛈ The Color of Absence: 12 Stories About Loss and Hope è In adolescence we feel our losses as if for the first time, with a greater depth of pain and drama than we are aware of having experienced ever before,says James Howe in his introduction to this stunning collection of short stories in which some of today s most celebrated authors of fiction for young adults explore the many faces of loss the common thread they share and the hope that is born through changeYou re Not a Winner Unless Your Picture s in the PaperAviRed SevenCb Christiansen Enchanted Night James HoweAtomic Blue PiecesAngela JohnsonSummer of LoveAnnette Curtis KlauseThe Tin ButterflyNorma Fox MazerSeason s EndWalter Dean MyersShoofly PieNaomi Shihab NyeThe Fire PondMichael J rosenWhat Are You Good AtRoderick TownleyChairVirginia Euwer WolffThe RialtoJacqueline Woodson and Chris Lynch Atomic Blue Pieces by Angela Johnson This is a good one about a boy who s missing his brother Enchanted Night by James Howe In this story a teenage girl is dumped by her boyfriend, and she think this is the worst thing that s happened to her until her father is suddenly killed a week later The story is about her dealing with the aftermath, told partially through flashbacks and dreams I didn t completely sink into the world of the story, but I liked it. 4.5A collection of short stories addressing the issue of loss sometimes a loss of life, an ability, a feeling sometimes experienced first hand or by observing the experience of another most times, sharing it I found myself loving 10 of the 12 included stories that is quite the score The characters ranged in ethnicity, age, cultural background, and each had a different perspective of loss All felt very sincere, even the one about a vampire and a stray cat easy to read, with 4.5A collection of short stories addressing the issue of loss sometimes a loss of life, an ability, a feeling sometimes experienced first hand or by observing the experience of another most times, sharing it I found myself loving 10 of the 12 included stories that is quite the score The characters ranged in ethnicity, age, cultural background, and each had a different perspective of loss All felt very sincere, even the one about a vampire and a stray cat easy to read, with a variety of different styles that are interesting to navigate, I recommend this book for kids and adults alike This is a collection of stories about loss and the many different forms that it can take Some of the stories were very sad and actually made me cry when I read them, but all of the stories rang true to the different losses that people go through and how they feel At the end of each story, there is a small explanation by the author about how they came up with the idea for the story or what it means to them This would be a great book for young adults to really illustrate this aspect of human ex This is a collection of stories about loss and the many different forms that it can take Some of the stories were very sad and actually made me cry when I read them, but all of the stories rang true to the different losses that people go through and how they feel At the end of each story, there is a small explanation by the author about how they came up with the idea for the story or what it means to them This would be a great book for young adults to really illustrate this aspect of human existence I don t really write book reviews, but I feel like I owe it to myself to at least write something down for this.I ve had this book for a long time, but I ve never gotten around to reading it Mostly because I ve just been consumed by other things, but also because the title is so daunting.The Colors of Absence Was I really ready to break my own heart over and over again with not just one, two, or even three stories Could I handle 12 stories about loss As I finished the book, I realized I for I don t really write book reviews, but I feel like I owe it to myself to at least write something down for this.I ve had this book for a long time, but I ve never gotten around to reading it Mostly because I ve just been consumed by other things, but also because the title is so daunting.The Colors of Absence Was I really ready to break my own heart over and over again with not just one, two, or even three stories Could I handle 12 stories about loss As I finished the book, I realized I forgot to consider the other part of the title 12 Stories about Loss and Hope Hope I was so focused on the loss aspect that I forgot all about it The book delivered both aspects, though.For every story where something was lost, there was always this flicker of somethingSome stories feltheartbreaking, while some wereoptimistic.With the way I m writing this review, I feel like I m setting up expectations of this book being perfect It s not, though I can admit there were stories I didn t particularly enjoy, or didn t really understand It s okay though, because each story had a part in conveying the essence of this anthology.Stories aside, I appreicated how there was a brief author s note at the end of each story Getting a glimpse into the real experiences that inspired the stories made themrelatable.Honestly, I don t know if I m making much sense but here s the thing I ve always felt lost to some degree I guess what this anthology provided me was something where I could project my own feelings into others stories I needed that, so thank you to everyone who contributed to this anthology Hope you all know you made me cry both internally and outwardly a lot for my own sake, my favs Red Seven by C.B Christiansen Enchanted Night by James Howe Summer of Love by Annette Curtis Smith The Tin Butterfly by Norma Fox Mazer Shoofly Pie by Naomi Shihab Nye