Book Review: Blue Sun, Yellow Sky by: Jamie Hoang


Publisher: Hey Jamie

Publication Date: December 11, 2014

Origins:  From Author for Review

Synopsis: Hailed as “One of the best technical painters of our time” by an L.A. Times critic, 27 year-old, Aubrey Johnson's work is finally gaining traction. But as she weaves through what should be a celebration of her art, a single nagging echo of her doctor’s words refuses to stay silent—there is no cure. In less than eight weeks Aubrey is going blind. 

Traveling on a one-way ticket around the world with childhood friend Jeff Anderson, Aubrey is in complete denial. But a blindfolded game of tasting foreign foods in China jolts her into confronting the reality of her situation. So begins her quest. 

In this adult coming of age story, Aubrey starts out at odds with her crippling disability and has a hard time accepting help. But on her journey she finds a deeper understanding of herself and her life—sometimes fragmented and complex, but always with relentless truth. 

Review: Aubrey Johnson has been diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative disease, from which she will go blind. Aubrey’s only 27 and her career as a painter is just taking off when she receives this devastating news from her doctor. She decides to go on an around the world trip with her childhood friend, Jeff Anderson, before she can no longer see the beauty in the world. BLUE SUN, YELLOW SKY is the inspirational story of an artist who is about to lose their sight and wants to experience the world before she must adapt to a new way of life. I loved Audrey’s spirit and strength. The author’s keen insights and vivid descriptions lent themselves to creating a unique and stimulating story. BLUE SUN, YELLOW SKY is a masterpiece!

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