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Download Epub Format Ù A Certain Slant of Light PDF by ð Laura Whitcomb In The Class Of The High School English Teacher She Has Been Haunting, Helen Feels Them For The First Time InYears, 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 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 muchthan 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.
What a disappointing read this was After seeing all the high ratings for this including my own daughter s 4 star rating , I was eagerly anticipating a unique and touching ghost story Sad to say, nothing in this story touched me in any way, and in fact it s one of the worst books I ve read in 2011 so far, filled with ham fisted stereotypes and unbelievable character actions.
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 she realizes that there is, in fact, so 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, astoundi 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 overdos 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 amof 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 that fails to 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
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 bother me so much in this case is because I was sold on the idea of their l