The Other Side of Blue

The Other Side of Blue Cyan was named after a shade of blue her artist mother s favorite color The color of the sea Since her father s death last year she s felt just as mercurial and dark as her namesake and the distanc

  • Title: The Other Side of Blue
  • Author: Valerie O. Patterson
  • ISBN: 9780547244365
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Cyan was named after a shade of blue, her artist mother s favorite color The color of the sea Since her father s death last year, she s felt just as mercurial and dark as her namesake, and the distance between Cyan and her mother has grown as wide as an ocean Now they re returning to the island of Cura ao in the Caribbean, where her father s mysterious accident occurredCyan was named after a shade of blue, her artist mother s favorite color The color of the sea Since her father s death last year, she s felt just as mercurial and dark as her namesake, and the distance between Cyan and her mother has grown as wide as an ocean Now they re returning to the island of Cura ao in the Caribbean, where her father s mysterious accident occurred, and joining them will be Kammi who may soon become a stepsister Haunted by the secrets of the past, Cyan will explore all the depths of her blueness this summer, discovering the light, the darkness, and the many shades in between that are within her and within us all.

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    1. Ever started a book, finished it, and realized that in it's entity, it's gone absolutely no where? If you know me, you'll know that I love the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, and thenceforth (is that a word) I'll read anything that has to do with Pirates, or the Caribbean. This one takes place on an island in the Caribbean, so I decided to give it a shot.Basically, the setting was the only good thing about it. Cyan, main character, whined her way through the story, being mean to others for no a [...]


    2. I set out looking for something with a tropical setting to combat the frigid air where I live. This artsy-sounding tale, set on Curacao, leapt into my hands from the library's New Books shelf. It's Patterson's first novel, and it has a lot of promise and an interesting plot but a host of unbelievable characters. There's not enough backstory and several odd and unexplained vignettes, especially with the nasty boy character. I wanted to like it more than I did.


    3. Five Reasons Why This Book Was Not Ready To Be Published1. Look at this simile: " and her mixing palette has dried out, the smudges of blue paint wavy and stiff under my touch like a bad van Gogh imitation." (p.5) What? What is that even supposed to mean? That's a poor excuse for a simile, not only for the fact that this author is brave enough to throw van Gogh out there, but also because THIS COMPARISON JUST DOESN'T WORK. Just think about it. She's comparing paint in a palette to a "bad van Gog [...]


    4. Let me just start off by saying I did not hate this book, it had a good message, and I loved the setting and characters. The reason why I'm rating this only a three is because the end didn't pack the punch I was looking for, and some of the parts (cave scene, what?) just didn't seem to fit in with the rest of it and had no explanations for their placement.For example, like I just mentioned, the cave scene. I have no clue what was happening, or why it did at all. Maybe if I read it over again, I [...]


    5. U 3.5 out of 5 stars. Overall, I liked this book. I absolutely loved the writing style and the concept of this book was brilliant! Centering the story around the color blue. Pure brilliance. I must also say that the author succeeded in getting me to more fully appreciate the color. Blue really is a unique and fascinating color, and this book really highlighted that.Now, let's talk about Mayur. I hated him.Every time he acted like a selfish jerk, which was ALWAYS, I wanted Cyan to stand up and sl [...]


    6. Since her father drowned while sailing a year ago, Cyan and her mother hardly speak to each other. There are too many things Cyan can’t ask her—why didn’t her mother go out with her father that day, how did she meet someone else and fall in love again so quickly—for them to bridge the gap. Now they’re back on the island of Curacao, where they’ve come every summer for years. Cyan’s soon-to-be stepsister, Kammi, is also with them, and Cyan wonders if Kammi’s presence will drive her [...]


    7. This book never got off the ground. Cyan tries to find out what really happened to her father last year when he drowned. It is never explained, the daughter and mother never really reconcile. The daughter lets a younger son of a neighbor feel her up and kiss her breast for information and then doesn't really mind that she let him do it. Very slow book that I don't think middle school students would really get into.


    8. This was a fantastic read. Quiet, but so beautifully written, with such a strong voice that I couldn't put it down. Watching Cyan's journey to recovering from her father's death was so moving. And the references to the shades of blue throughout really captivated me. A brilliant book.


    9. The story from beginning to end isn't really going anywhere. It's told from a young teen point of view, Cyan, that lost her father a year ago and has a mother that couldn't care less about her.I found it quite distrubing, truth be told. Cyan is complexed by her weight and her mother really seems to always be adding up to that. She completely ignores her daughter, refuses to talk about the death of her husband and leaves Cyan to isolate herself, stuck in a numbing state of grief.For the whole boo [...]


    10. I love a good island drama, and Valerie Patterson’s remarkable YA novel “The Other Side of Blue” delivers the kind of tropical punch that leaves me giddy with wonder. Set on the island of Curacao in the Caribbean Sea, fifteen-year-old Cyan returns with her mother to their annual summer retreat where her father mysteriously died in a boating incident the year before. Her grief has deepened to an interminable anger that no amount of sand, sun and seafood can calm. As the emotional gulf betwe [...]


    11. Valerie O. Patterson's The Other Side of Blue reads like a fine oil painting. From up close one is memorized by her beautiful imagery and metaphors. Then if the reader steps back they can see the carefully crafted words and images forming a picture, a story filled with hurt, loss, and unanswered questions. And finally if one studies this delicate portrait completely, they can find a glimpse of Cyan's glimmers of hope illuminated through the many hues of blue.Obviously a lover of color and of wor [...]


    12. I wish I would never have read this book. It's that horrible. Half the time I was wondering why was I reading it (I had to for my English class) and the other half I was wondering what the problem in the story was (something about Cyan stealing her mom's paints, and searching for why her dad died?)I was expecting it to be powerful and emotional with some awesome killer in the end to whom justice was finally served but that is not what I got. Some parts were just plain stupid (cave scene) and the [...]


    13. The Other Side Of Blue is a book about a girl named Cyan who's mother is a painter. Her dad died and her mom barely pays attention to her. She visits Hawaii every year. Her mom is going to get married to a guy and he has a daughter named Kammi who is two years younger than Cyan. There is also a boy named Mayur who also stays in Hawaii for the summer. He knows something about how Cyan's dad died, but he won't tell her. This book was really good, but it was a little bit sad and boringADEMIC HONEST [...]


    14. This book is set on Curacao Island in the Dutch Caribbean. I read it while we vacationed in Curacao, and we visited many of the tourist attractions mentioned in the book. Our vacation there was awesome and I'm glad I packed the book to read while we were there. The author did an outstanding job describing the beauty of the island, but when it came to the story itself, I thought it fell flat in the end -- thus the three star rating I gave it. With a different (better) ending, this book could have [...]


    15. This is a really good book about this girl who's dad died on the island they spend the summer on. Her mom wants to get remaried so she brings her fiance's daughter to spend the summmer with Cyan, the main character. The plot is basicaly this rich kid who has a letter her dad wrote, and left in his book which has evidence to if he killed himself or not. There is a really gross part in the middle, but it is a really good book!


    16. This book was filled with the continuous curiosity of the main character, Cyan. She is searching for the "secret" behind the death of her father. She has drifted in communication with her own mother and it's almost as she looses a trust in her peers. When I read this book, it expressed countless emotions that could sometimes be understood in different ways.


    17. I thought it was super interesting and puzzling, but then that creep of a neighbor of hers, in the cave, *shivers* it made me dislike the book. It ruined the mystery of her father's death. If you can handle more sexual stories, be my guest. But if you like clean stories, beware.


    18. All the blue references were slightly annoying at the beginning, but good characters I haven't met before and some interesting plot twists.


    19. This was a pretty good book for the author’s first book. I really enjoyed all the references to colors. The characters were very well thought out.




    20. The writing in this first person novel about grief and art is very good. For all its promise, it is too slow.


    21. I just wrote a really long review for this book and then made it disappear. I don't want to rewrite it just now.


    22. This title was a Girls of Summer 2011 selection. Review and full list here. girlsofsummerlist.wordpress


    23. I agree with Cindy's review! Lyrical prose, and a believable portrayal of grief, loss, and strained family relationships.




    24. I was lucky to meet Valerie Patterson this summer. This is a wonderful story of family, friendships, and growing up, set in a beautiful, dream like place.




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