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What Light

Posted by shorty on October 24, 2016
29093326What Light by Jay Asher
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: Razorbill
Release Date: Oct 2016
Place on Hold

Sierra is a high schooler who helps run her family’s Christmas tree farm. Ever since she was born, for one month they leave Oregon and spend the month in California selling Christmas trees. Sierra leaves her two best friends behind, and goes to see her other best friend Heather. When Sierra meets Caleb, a boy with a mysterious past, she starts to fall for him. How can she fall for someone when she’ll Ben gone in a month?

I absolutely loved What light. I loved the Christmas aspect of the book. Christmas is one of my favorite holidays, so I loved it. The author’s writing style was also really good. It was descriptive, but not overly descriptive. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a new book to read or who loves Christmas.

I was drawn to this book mainly because of the cover (I thought it looked really pretty, so I chose it), and the Christmas part. I was also drawn to it because I’ve never heard of anyone owning a Christmas tree farm and leaving for a month to sell them somewhere else. It was really interesting to read about that.

The love story aspect was actually really good. I thought it was going to be another cliché, which I guess it was, but it wasn’t because the author added more to it. It wasn’t just “Oh I just met this boy, we’re totally in love and I want to date him, even though he did something bad a few years back”. So, I guess the author added more depth to the love story and that’s what I liked about it. I’ve never read a book like this before. At first, I didn’t realize Jay Asher was a guy. I didn’t think it would be that good of a love story since it was written by a guy (I know that’s biased and sexist), but I actually loved it. I don’t know what he did, but whatever it was really hooked me.

Overall, What light was a fantastic book and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who asked for a new book to read. I give this book a 8/10 on a scale from 0-10.

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