At se Lyset
Title: What Light
Author: Jay Asher
Published in English: 2016
Dansk titel: At se lyset
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2017
Finished Reading: februar 2019
Genre: YA, Romance & Realism
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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.
If my review was based solely on the author’s skill to describe areas and making the book come alive, the book would receive five for five however, I feel that the book is too predictable. The longer time I spend reading the book the more enchanted I was though. However, when I took a break from reading, I had problems at first, getting the spark back, but once it returned I was hooked again. I think you’ll have the best reading experience if you are able to read it in one go, then the magic will stay with you for the entirety of the read.
I was a little disappointed with the development of the story and the characters for that matter. They were sweet and all and I liked them! However, I don’t feel like I have gotten to know Sierra or Caleb at all. It was just a whole lot of Teen Drama with many feelings of doubts toward love.
Language wise it’s one of the most beautifully written stories I’ve read and I’m sad that the level of characterization isn’t as epic.
If you’re looking for a cute lovely story that’s short, well written and with generic main characters, I think you’ll love this book!
I can’t give this book more or less than four stars simply because putting its problems aside it’s still such a heartfelt story.