Hello, guys! So I’m back for another review. This time it’s What Light by Jay Asher.
Publisher: Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House
Number of Pages: 251
Rating: 4/5 stars
Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon—it’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other.
Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other.
By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. But Sierra sees beyond Caleb’s past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. As disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.
What Light is a love story that’s moving and life-affirming and completely unforgettable.
The writing is very simple, light, and easy to read. There are no complicated phrases that you need to decipher.
Maybe Sierra is one of the female YA characters that I relate to a lot. She has a close-knit family, a loving friend to Rachel and Elizabeth, and even to Heather. She has sass in her and doesn’t hesitate to call out someone who is being mean to her or to her love ones. She speaks and stands up for what she thinks she deserves.
Caleb, oh what a lovely name. Okay, Caleb is a mysterious guy, well, because of rumors about him, but deep inside, he is a nice person. I love his ideas of giving trees as gifts.
What Light is set in Christmas season and this book pulled it off. Imagine, I didn’t read this during the Christmas season and still, it made me feel that I am in a place filled with pine trees, snow falling, and lights everywhere. But just one thing that makes me want a sequel (yes!) is the ending. It is a cliffhanger for me! I want to know more of Sierra and Caleb. Please, please, please!
“When one child decides to leave, I guess it’s harder to leave the other for even a short time.”
“Logic doesn’t know what you want.”
This book is perfect for Christmas season. It is perfect for those cold days where you just lay in your bed, under your blanket and sipping some hot chocolate from time to time. If there are summer romances, it is fun and fresh to read something like Christmas/winter romances.
What Light leaves a happy feeling in you and at the same time, that feeling of not wanting to let go.
This book pulled off the essence of Christmas that should be practiced all throughout the year: spreading love and giving second chances.
So that’s it! Let me know your thoughts on this book. Happy reading!