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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She is immediately drawn to him and discovers his name is, James. To ask other readers questions about A Certain Slant of Lightplease sign up. The technicalities and sensations or lack thereof of being in the middle place between life and afterlife were interesting, though, and I absolutely adored the development at the end, when we learn more about what Helen had on Earth.

I only meant to read it vy my lunch hour, but I found myself engrossed. This section contains words approx. She doesn’t go around scaring people. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

Meticulously wrought descriptions of the ghosts’ feelings and actions allow readers to experience the physical sensations of Helen and James as they rediscover the pleasures of taste and touch and re-experience the suffering that is part of every human experience.


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The household James now lives in is harsh. I have to admit though, that this is written beautifully. Definitely not dhitcomb book I’d recommend. Helen and James are from another time, when everyone was incredibly modest about sex and polite, and chivalry ruled the day Riiiiiight. A very emotional read and so different from anything I’ve read. This is an exceptionally intelligent YA book that bh not spare the emotions of love and grief and the heavy weight of responsibility.

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

May 24, Hannah rated it did not like it Shelves: Both he and Helen realize that they need to give the bodies they are using back to the original owners. Ich wollte herausfinden, was Jenny zu dieser vollkommenen Isolation getrieben hatte und wie lighf Familienalltag aussah.

But as the lovers struggle to find a way to be together, they begin to discover the secrets of their former lives and of the young people they come to possess.

Guess all those decades in limbo does crazy things for the libido, regardless of the time period and social mores that Helen and James lived in. I also loved the poetic and dark aspect of the story.

When she’s near them she doesn’t feel pain. It’s whictomb to explain what the book is about without getting spoiler-y.

Sexually explicit scenes and slannt jabs at hypocritical Christians may raise some eyebrows, but the author’s poetic prose, capturing the spirit and sorrow of the two unearthly protagonists, will likely have a mesmerizing effect on readers.


May 25, ivana18 rated it really liked it Shelves: I reread you, memorize you every moment we’re apart.

A Certain Slant of Light

See how delicate and gentle James and Helen are in comparison? But after Drive he swore off Hollywood, can’t say that I blame him. Before Helen came along, she watched Jenny for some time as she simply went through the motions of life without exuding any sort of emotion.

However, her life is regimented and she isn’t allowed personal expression.

I’d hesitated picking up this book because one of the reviews on Amazon said something about “graphic sex,” but I found that it was neither graphic nor gratuitous nor titillating. That’s when you know a book is intelligent. I recommend this for paranormal fans who enjoy something a bit out of the ordinary. There was a problem adding your email address. It does leave some “what now?

View Full Version of PW. Das Ganze hat sich viel zu schnell entwickelt. Des Weiteren kam mir James besitzergreifend und egoistisch vor. But really, it is so much more then just a ghost story.