Thursday, December 17, 2009

Review: A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb

Title: A Certain Slant of Light
Author: Laura Whitcomb
Paperback: 288 pages
Reading Level: YA
My copy: Received as a trade on
Rating: 3 of out 5Wicked Stars


In the class of the high school English teacher she has been haunting, Helen feels them: For the first time in 130 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.

My thoughts...

Helen is a ghost destined to exist alone.  For reasons unknown to her since she cannot remember her previous life, she is required to go from host to host to keep from going back to the horrible place she came from.  Everything changes when a guy in her host's English class actually looks at her, this has never happened to her since she has been a ghost.  After talking to the boy, she realizes that have more in common than she first knew and this takes her on a journey that she could never have imagined.

I found this book interesting enough to keep my attention but honestly didn't get **can't put it down** good feelings about it until the very end.  The story is good and fairly interesting but the plot seem thin and meandering, I wasn't sure where it was going.  I will say I was a little surprised at how things turned out in the end, but it was a nice, satisfying ending that made this a better read than I thought it would be about half way through.

The cover is nice and spooky so of course I liked that, ha ha, and there are some critical moments of the book that center around bathtubs so it is appropriate also.

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1 comment:

Rex Robot Reviews said...

Nice review!

Love the header! It is relatively new, right??

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