✓ A Certain Slant of Light æ Download by ¸ Laura Whitcomb
✓ A Certain Slant of Light æ Download by ¸ Laura Whitcomb I don t think I would have read this book if it wasn t recommended to me I am just not that into ghosts However this book is so much than that It is about love and finding peace and happiness in your after life The motives of forbidden and impossible love and body snatching reminded me strongly of certain Stephenie Meyer novels we all know, but SM s books seem to a be pile of mediocrity in comparison to A Certain Slant of Light The depth of feeling SM failed to achieve in 3000 pages of fluff prose is achieved by Laura Whitcomb in 300 I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in quality literature.
In The Class Of The High School English Teacher She Has Been Haunting, Helen Feels Them For The First Time In 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 I started this book the day the world ended No, not in a literal 2012 tsunami earthquake kinda way, but in a my cell phone and laptop just so happened to break on the same day kinda way And when you are a 17 year old girl, that is really, really bad So while I was rolling around on the ground suffering from texting withdrawl, a thought occurred to me Go read a book, you idjit So I did And in no time at all, I forgot the outside world existed To say I loved this book would be a severe understatement So here is a list of adjectives I feel are adequate descriptions courtesy of Dictionary.
com and my own unique vocabulary Awesome, addicting, seductive, intense, articulate, lush, fantasmic, suspenseful, beautiful, poetic, dark, amazing, unique, mysterious, romantic, excellent, gorgeous, wistful, eerie, superb, breathtaking, magnificent, wonderful, fascinating, Gothic, OMG, astounding, perfe Opening LineSomeone was looking at me, a disturbing sensation if you re deadThis is one of the best books that I ve read in a long time And although it s being touted as YA this can absolutely be enjoyed by adults and as one I ll be recommending it to all my friends It s just a beautiful story of fated romance no matter what your age A Certain Slant of Light tells the story of a girl named Helen who s been dead for a 130 years She is now a ghost or light as the author calls her existence In order to keep from plunging into hell Helen must cling to a human host, never leaving their side She has had many hosts over her years, her latest being Mr.
Brown, an English teacher It s in his classroom that she meets James, the first person able to see her since she died.
James was light until recently when he took over the body of his host during his drug overdose Helen and James begin meet 2 1 2 starsOne of my dearest friends once told me that she does not brush her teeth or do any other hygiene related activities in front of her husband because she wants topreserve the mysteryWhat mystery That your teeth get dirty when you eat and they need to be cleaned I like and respect this friend, but it s little comments like that one which gradually led me to realize that we have completely different views on what is or isn t romantic I am of a warts and all romance appreciator Chivalry, modesty, flowery overtures all just feels like putting lipstick on a pig If you don t love someone s warty, flawed, awkward side, then do you really love him or her at all I guess that s the main part of this book Well, if I had one word to describe this book it would be Weird It is definitely weird and maybe a bit disturbing if you really thing about it view spoiler They basically take 2 bodies and have sex with them Haha hide spoiler
What a difficult, beautiful and fascinating book It wasn t riveting or necessarily suspenseful, although it was filled with incredibly unique descriptions from a ghost s point of view, that if I didn t know any better, I would sincerely believe the author actually spent time as one Helen is a ghost and for the first time in 130 years, human eyes are looking at her Those eyes belong to a boy who has not seemed remarkable until now Helen is terrified and also unnerved by the fact that he can see her but she also finds herself incredibly intrigued She is immediately drawn to him and discovers his name is, James The fact that he is in a body and she is not presents this preposterous couple with their first challenge Now, the two of them struggle to find a way to be together as they begin to discover the secrets of their form This is a book I ve had sitting on my shelf for over a year, I d heard plenty of good things about it but still remained sceptical about the whole ghosts romance thing Eh, really Ghosts are somewhere down near zombies on the sexiness scale, could I really become invested in such a relationship Apparently yes, but these ghosts have found a way around the whole touching predicament and wasted no time getting back into it by possessing the bodies of people whose souls have abandoned them.
I have read some of the negative reviews on A Certain Slant of Light and the thing most often pointed out is something which usually annoys me the way Helen and James fall so quickly in love and have sex after only meeting each other a few times The reason this whiff of insta didn t
Whitcomb actually had a fairly interesting premise starting out Helen, a young woman dead for 150 years, makes her way out of purgatory hell and cleaves to a succession of human hosts Helen haunts them until they die, and then finds another to stay with They are never aware of her, however, so Helen stays in this static limbo for over a century Her current host is a senior high English teacher, Mr Brown, and it is in his class that s