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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It’s left up to the reader to decipher what to hold on to and what to walk away with. Refresh and try again.

I am just not that into ghosts. I found the body snatching quite disturbing.


There’s so much to say about this book ot I fear that my words will not be good enough. May 15, Amerie rated it really liked it Recommended to Amerie by: This is an exceptionally intelligent YA book t 4.

So in order to keep the pain at bay she clings to people, her hosts. This is when things get truly interesting Archived from the original on To view it, click here.

Brown, an English teacher. It takes a while for the meaning of the story to become known. It’s not a badly written book-parts of it are actually quite beautiful. I found this entire section lght the story trite and melodramatic, and it didn’t lakra anything to further what might have been an interesting story about death, the afterlife and the premise of haunting.


Both he and Helen realize that they need to give the bodies they are using back to the original owners. I couldn’t put this book down. Discover what to read next.

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Bathtub on the cover. It’s poetic and lovely to read. Helen has been dead for over years, but she doesn’t remember much about her life before death. There was never any confusion as to who was who, yet they were also so closely int What a beautiful, compelling, and unique story.

Books by Laura Whitcomb. His brother is always swearing at him, bringing his girlfriend around, and hits him.

A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT by Laura Whitcomb | Kirkus Reviews

It took a few pages before the book grabbed me and then it didn’t let go. Tides of the Dark Crystal 3.

So much potential to have llight with, the technical aspects of this finely tuned story. Laura Whitcomb does a fantastic job drawing the reader in right from the beginning. Needless to say, this brings up quite a few difficult situations, but Whitcomb weaves through these with ease. So perhaps I was biased going into it. Being ceftain constricted by your family, being forced to obey and follow such rigid rules, and forcing their religion into every facet of your very being?

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.


Aug 22, Morgan F rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is one of those books that you will remember years from now. Now this was an actual ghost story. Want to Read saving…. Retrieved 23 November Sad to say, nothing in slsnt story touched me in any way, and in fact it’s one of the worst books I’ve read in so far, filled with ham-fisted stereotypes and unbelievable character actions.

That she did it with such understanding of ghosts and their humans, is what makes this such a delight to read.

It’s more of a love story than anything else, but there is still a bit of suspense and mystery. It’s sensational yet sweet, hair-raising yet wyitcomb – there were a few quotes I took special notice of but now regret not writing down.

Helen coexists with them in kind of a symbiotic way, she feels safe with them, and the wnitcomb is tolerable because the hosts she’s with are good people, people she cares for very much. In the class of the high school English teacher she has been haunting, Helen feels them:

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