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A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb

A Certain Slant of Light (2005)

by Laura Whitcomb

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I really wanted to LOVE this book. I liked the premise and the happy hint of a timeless romance. But the purple prose was too much, and the characters' actions and decisions were unreal. The dialog was just strange. I can imagine that dialog like this does happen in real life, but on paper it was too jarring. I spent most of the middle of the book not knowing what the hell was going on. The ending did redeem the book, however, as I found myself grabbing for a tissue. The emotion was there; in the end I really did care about the two star-crossed lovers. ( )
  aquaorbis | Nov 1, 2017 |
A little sappy for my taste, but not a bad read. ( )
  LenaR0307 | Sep 3, 2017 |
A surprisingly beautiful novel. Instead of your average gal meets supernatural boy story, the main characters are ancient and young at once. Their story is complicated, gritty with a raw kind of beauty instead. The writing wraps you into the world of ghosts unlike any other novel I have read. A paranormal romance for adults as well as youth! ( )
  JSilverwood | Aug 27, 2016 |
Gorgeous.  Perfect YA 'romance beyond the grave' but also rich and complex enough for adult fans of speculative fiction and relationship stories.  Plenty to think about, to discuss, to enjoy upon a reread.  If the blurb catches your eye, I do recommend it. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
What an interesting premise!! The more I read, the more I loved it. It is a wonderful young adult book, but more toward the "adult" than the "young". ( )
  CarmenMilligan | Jan 18, 2016 |
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Laura Whitcombprimary authorall editionscalculated
Molina, LaurenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smallwood, SheilaCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thiele, SabineTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vojnar, KamilCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For my mother, who was both Quick and Light-- my first protector, my model of clarity and forgiveness.
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Someone was looking at me, a disturbing sensation if you're dead.
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In the class of the high school English teacher she has been haunting, Helen feels them: for the first time in 130 years, human eyes are looking at her. They belong to a boy, a boy who has not seemed remarkable until now. And Helen—terrified, but intrigued—is drawn to him. The fact that he is in a body and she is not presents this unlikely couple with their first challenge. 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.

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After benignly haunting a series of people for 130 years, Helen meets a teenage boy who can see her and together they unlock the mysteries of their pasts.

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