A Certain Slant of Light is a young adult horror novel by author Laura Whitcomb. The book was first published on September 21, by Houghton Mifflin. Someone was looking at me, a disturbing sensation if you’re dead. Though I could not feel paper between my fingers, smell ink, or taste the tip. A Certain Slant of Light, Laura Whitcomb’s lyrical and utterly compelling first young adult novel, features two ghostly young protagonists who.
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Be the first to discover new talent! The author did a fantastic job of minding the formal speech and thought patterns of Helen’s background and contrasting them with the jarring reality of present day, all while ruminating on human existence and forgiveness and the value of a life well-lived.
Definitely one of the better young adult novels I’ve read. Pages cdrtain import images to Wikidata. Although it’s not your usual love story, or even ghost story, that you find in YA novels.
That Inevitable Victorian Ligght. I’m a little worried it won’t be as good as Certain Slant. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. At times a bit confusing, the story is quite dull in the beginning but gradually picks up as it goes on. So this isn’t an action packed novel; it’s a story of love and self discovery that you sit, ponder and enjoy. It’s why I’m turned off by insta-love and destiny-bound lovers, because that’s “tell”, not “show” and it’s empty. You are my heart’s hidden poem.
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Overall I wanted less, but I wanted more at the same time. Helen and James begin meeting and quickly fall in love. The fact that he is in a body and she is not presents this unlikely couple with their first challenge.
Their feelings for each other were instantaneous yet it thankfully managed to not feel akin to every other insta-love whitcomh these days in YA literature.
She feels like she’s the only one of her kind in the World, the only Lightso she’s bewildered when a teenage boy in Mr. That she did it with such understanding of ghosts and their humans, is what makes this such a delight to read.
Brown who holds a special place in her heart. Second of all, those aren’t your bodies!!!
I apologize if that’s confusing. By the time this short volume was over, I was overjoyed. Jenny is from a strictly religious family.
I cannot say that about many books.
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I would recommend it to people who aren’t disturbed by adults having sex in children’s bodies and religion being a big part of the book. Whitcommb woman ghost who possesses people [s].
Bathtub on the cover. Apr 30, Tatiana rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 12, Thomas rated it liked it Recommended to Thomas by: She is on her fifth host, an English teacher named Mr. Des Weiteren kam mir James besitzergreifend und egoistisch vor. Needless to say, this brings up quite a few difficult situations, but Whitcomb weaves through these with ease.
Initially, I thought this book would scare the crap out of me, with the creepy cover and all.
When she’s near them she doesn’t feel pain. The body of Helen perished years ago, but her soul still roams the Earth, cleaving to humans who share her love of literature.
A Certain Slant of Light Summary & Study Guide
As this book begins, she is on her fifth host, and all of her hosts are involved with literature as poets, writers, and playwrights. Living in someone else’s body has its own challenges, and Helen tries to get used to life as Jenny. Mar 02, angela rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book had me up late at night and I will be thinking about it for a long time to come. For some reason, I feel as whotcomb to be able to review this book, I need to qualify whatever I’m going to say with the fact that I’m not really a romantic person.
Helen is with James when he finally has the memory of the time of his death. The best part is it was almost like getting two stories in one. Lwura Helen—terrified, but intrigued—is drawn lgiht him. Her parents present the perfect picture, and she is given everything she needs in regards to food, clothes, and housing. Posing as Jennifer Ann, the daughter of fundamentalist Christians, Helen finds herself trapped in a sterile household void of art and literature with little chance to visit James, who lives in a run-down house with a violent older brother.
As soon as I was finished with it, I wanted to start it all over again vy I very nearly did. She is immediately drawn to elant and discovers his name is, James.
In her spare Laura Whitcomb grew up in Pasadena, California in a mildly haunted house. In the class of the high school English teacher she has been haunting, Helen feels them: Jenny finds that her household is cold and rigid.