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"A beautiful story of love and forgiveness."
--Stephen Chbosky, New York Times bestselling author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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.
- ISBN-13: 9781595145512
- ISBN-10: 1595145516
- Publisher: Razorbill
- Publish Date: October 2016
- Page Count: 272
- Reading Level: Ages 12-UP
- Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds
Two teens discover self-acceptance and love at Christmas
Sierra lives two lives—one in Oregon and one in California. Her family owns a Christmas tree farm, and for one month out of the year, they ship their trees to a lot in California to sell them during the holiday season. She is looking forward to packing up and reuniting with her Cali BFF, Heather, but what she doesn’t expect is to meet Caleb.
Caleb has a bad reputation that has followed him over the past several years, and rumors have destroyed his chances at friendships and relationships—until he meets Sierra. Able to see beyond his past mistakes, Sierra not only accepts Caleb but stands up for him.
In his third YA novel, Jay Asher (Thirteen Reasons Why) deftly illustrates one teen’s journey toward self-acceptance with the help of another. While tackling serious family issues including guilt, divorce and how past mistakes can form the future, Asher carefully pieces together Caleb’s story, getting into his head while allowing Sierra to see him at his most vulnerable.
This is a beautiful story about overcoming obstacles, falling in love and paving your own path. A holiday read where the spirit of Christmas is at its most inspiring, this book is perfect for teens who love realistic fiction with a romantic undertone.