What Light by Jay Asher
Release Date: October 18, 2016
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: From Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why, comes a romance that will break your heart, but soon have you believing again. . . .
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.
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this cute little story! But it was kind of weird reading the ARC in 90 degree weather when it takes place around Christmas time but hey it still worked for me.
We are introduced to Sierra who lives with her mom and dad. She has a few best friends and school. But during a few months of the year they pick up and go to their Christmas tree farm and sell trees to the locals! So cute! I loved seeing her pick out trees and sell them to the families that came in. I also loved her mom and dad. So cute.
We meet a boy who comes to buy a tree named Caleb. I loved Caleb from the minute we meet him even if it’s a bit awkward and there are a lot of rumors surrounding him.
I loved hearing Caleb’s story and realizing he wasn’t perfect. He’s made mistakes but he’s trying to get past them. I really enjoyed Sierra and Caleb’s relationship. I loved her best friends. I loved her parents.
I really enjoyed this one. Read it in one sitting and bam I was done. It was a cute little story!
Overall: I really enjoyed this one! It was a fun and nice story. It wasn’t really long and it just flew by! I could see this really sprucing up your holiday season!
Cover: Love it!!! It feels so beautiful and warm.
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