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’s happy with this existence, until one of the students in her host’s high-school English class sees her.

Das Ganze hat sich viel zu schnell entwickelt. When they finally meet, they fall in love and try to find their way, to find happiness. And that’s all I really want: The distinction is an important one. Whitcomb actually had a fairly interesting premise starting out. This is not a “feel-good” story – it’s unapologetically “heavy” and attempts to send a message.


She attaches to “hosts” who don’t know she’s there but still feel her influence somehow Oh my, this book was good. Seven Trees of Stone. The author intertwines modern-day dysfunction with year old history, to develop a surreal yet difficult to imagine kindredship amoungst her hero and heroine; all the while making it believable.


For one, this has been on and off my TBR shelf several times as I would occasionally decide that this is simply not for me and I have no plans to read it.

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I just loved everything about it. It’s a very original concept for a romantic YA novel.

Teenagers falling in love for the first time pight grasping and impulsive and yes, selfish too. He is also dead, and he had found an ’empty’ human body t Helen had been dead for over years, moving between human ‘hosts’ who she follows around and lives with.

Not such a good idea. It is meant to be not good to have overbearing religious parents and saying everyone who isn’t Christian is going to Hell. View a FREE sample. But the people she “haunts” are, for the most part, unaware of her presence. For some reason the student’s spirit had chosen to leave his body, but the body hadn’t died. Whitcomb seamlessly blends literary, fantasy, and even a bit of gothic horror.

A Certain Slant of Light

Aug 22, Morgan F rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. For example, right after you and your ghost boyfriend have sex during your free period at school, you tell your mom that he’s a gentleman.


I loved how she kept Helen’s speech true to form considering she wasn’t from this day and age. All of her hosts are artistic.

This makes living their hosts lives and maintaining a relationship kinda tricky. This study guide laurq the following sections: A Certain Slant of Light is often disturbing and very heavy as far as paranormal books go, but it’s also a beautiful story of facing the past to find the future, and its characters, though not always likable, are understandable and captivating.

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

Just thought I’d save trolls some typing time. Yes, the main character, Helen, is dead. Needless to say, this brings up quite a few difficult situations, but Whitcomb weaves through these with ease. How are these two young people, who barely know each other and have extremely different histories, going to manage a pregnancy?

Jun 04, Emily May rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s why I’m turned off by insta-love and destiny-bound lovers, because that’s “tell”, not “show” and it’s empty.

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