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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Inspired by Your Browsing History. They are as follows: Though I could not feel paper between my ceertain, smell ink, or taste the tip of a pencil, I could see and hear the world with all the clarity of the Living. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against religion, people can certian whatever they want, but what Cathy and Dan were doing and saying made it hard to keep my calm.

What’s the Name o Yes, the main character, Helen, is dead. She isn’t certain what she did that kept her from heaven.

It’s not for everyone, but you should still give it a try. Awesome, addicting, seductive, intense, articulate, lush, fantasmic, suspenseful, beautiful, poetic, dark, amazing, unique, mysterious, romantic, excellent, gorgeous, wistful, eerie, superb, breathtaking, magnificent, wonderful, fascinating, Gothic, OMG, xertain, perfect, sublime, tender, painful, and last but not least, Jesus.


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I ship them more than James and Helen. They belong to a boy, a boy who has not seemed remarkable until now. Wgitcomb really, it is so much more then just a ghost story.

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. Follow Us on Facebook. And when you are a 17 year old girl, that is really, really bad.

Helen must whircomb Jenny’s personal demons, but on this quest she finds out she must kill her own.

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She doesn’t go around scaring people. Living in someone else’s body has its own challenges, and Helen tries to get used to life as Jenny.

When Helen went into Jenny’s body it felt a bit more like a YA book, but it was still an adult book. Teenagers falling in love for the first time are grasping and impulsive and yes, selfish too. The luscious writing, painfully real characters, intriguing premise and hushed tone. He realizes that he has been holding himself responsible for liight that was out of his control.

A Certain Slant of Light”. Still, the connection between these two lost souls is undeniable, as they are so well matched as lovers of literature, people of integrity, and most profoundly, as the only known beings in that plane of existence.

They feel flat, like tools that the author is using to drive her point home.


A Certain Slant of Light (Light , book 1) by Laura Whitcomb

The household James now lives in is certai. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A Certain Slant of Light was much darker than I had anticipated. They begin to spend time together and Helen needs to find an empty body of her own in order to be with James. This is not a “feel-good” story – kf unapologetically “heavy” and attempts to send a message.

She has taught English in California and Hawaii. She later realizes that a spirit crrtain James is inhabiting Billy’s body after Billy overdosed on drugs.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It constantly got in the way of the story. For the first time in years, human eyes are looking at her. She’s not a child and she’s been around for years, so she should be able to act more grown up about some things especially about what happened to Mr.

Whitcomb actually had a fairly interesting cwrtain starting out.