A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT BY LAURA WHITCOMB PDF

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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I could believe in the desperation. It is a paranormal love story, but of a very different nature than most. Yes, the main character, Helen, is dead.

The fact that he is in a body and she is not presents this unlikely couple with their first challen In the class of the high school English teacher she has been haunting, Helen feels them: The Spirit of Helen, who has shadowed people for over years.

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Helen had been dead for over years, moving between human ‘hosts’ who she follows around and lives with. The writing, the prose is so very beautiful, but it is gentle. And we all know that teenagers just can’t control their sexual urges and will do the deed with anyone, anytime, anywhere. It’s a really good book from beginning to end, and very beautifully written. Anyone wanting to read a. Please provide an email address.

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 gy and lives with. This article is about the young adult novel by Laura Whitcomb.

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Not su There are a few reasons fertain I decided to give this novel a 5 star rating. Though I could not feel paper between my fingers, smell ink, or taste the tip of a pencil, I could see and hear the world with all the clarity of the Living. Helen must kill Jenny’s personal demons, but on this quest she finds out she must kill her own.

This page was last edited on 28 Septemberat There was a problem adding your email address. When Helen went into Jenny’s body it felt a bit more like a YA book, but it was still an adult book. Their closeness leads to sexual intimacy, which seems very right to them. The writing here is beautiful and the story original and interesting.

To ask other readers questions about A Certain Slant of Lightplease sign whitomb. The love story, and the device of a spirit gaining flesh, should be emotionally rich fodder, yet Whitcomb takes these nowhere.

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See how delicate and gentle James and Lsura are in comparison? Helen, on the other hand, possesses the body of a teenage girl who’s parents are extremely religious – right away we are introduced to the “abortion is murder” bumper stickers – they have prayer time and read the Bible every night before bed. Mar 02, angela laufa it it was skant Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? In the class of the high school English teacher she has been haunting, Helen feels them: Eventually James convinces Helen that she should also inhabit a host so that they can both be human and together they choose Jenny.

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The depth of feeling SM failed to achieve in pages I don’t think I would have read this book if it wasn’t recommended to me.

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The reason this whiff of insta didn’t bother me so much in this case is because I was sold on the idea of their loneliness, the pain Helen felt in watching so many people grow, have fun and die whilst she can never be a part of their lives Maybe some of this can be explained by their mutual non-living status. I think that this story would ring true for me if these characters were fifteen and seventeen years old, as their hosts are.

Views Read Edit View history. Plus, there is a valid critique of self-righteousness found in some if not most people. You’ve got Helen and James’ super natural story, then you’ve got Jenny and Billy’s more grounded one. From the Compact Disc edition. Everything, especially the ending, was just perfect.

This is the type of book where you either love or hate it. Helen stays with hy host until her host dies, and when she feels herself slipping back into the icy clutch of her grave, she latches on to a new host. Da muss man doch hier und da etwas aufgeschnappt haben. Des Weiteren kam mir James besitzergreifend und egoistisch vor.