It’s difficult enough to navigate early adolescence, but even more so when you have an identical twin. In “The Colours I Am,” Amber Anntoinette Davis recounts the joys and heartaches of middle school and the challenge to forge her own identity. From an early age, Amber felt her teachers and friends treated her as though she and her sister, Diamond, were one and the same person. In sixth grade, Amber found a way to make people view her differently, but at a cost to her relationship with Diamond, her peers, and her own self-respect.
From the stress of switching schools to struggling academically and socially, Amber learned valuable life lessons about family, friendship, and forgiveness. This chronicle reveals the emotions, feelings, and soul of a bright and insightful young girl who realized at a tender age the importance of fully accepting herself.
Amber captures the reader with her thoughts, emotions and the challenges of growing up. Her descriptive, direct, and honest writing, (well beyond her young age), brings you into her world where anyone can identify with her experiences and the struggle to find themselves and where they fit in.
An extraordinary book written by an extraordinary young woman. You will learn so much about young adults and their inner thoughts when you read this. Highly recommend to young adults, and parents and adults who want to more deeply connect with the young adults in their lives. Just beautiful.
This book is an actual journal giving us a glimpse into the life of a talented and eloquent young middle-schooler. Her insights are far greater than her years - especially as she discusses the lure of social media and the impact it had on her relationships and school work. I highly recommend!