What Light By Jay Asher


Reading about this book What Light by Jay Asher makes me want to skip time towards December. I can imagine the cold weather around me and feel the spirit of Christmas with every turn of each page. Following the love story between Caleb and Sierra will remind of you of younger days and the excitement of falling in love. 

Title: What Light

Author: Jay Asher

Type: Fiction

Category: Young Adult

Genre: Romance 

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Total Chapters: 24

Total Pages: 251

Table of Contents: Not applicable

Summary From The Book: 

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. Sierra sees beyond Caleb's past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. But as disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra can't hep but wonder if love really is enough to overcome every obstacle...

My Thoughts: 

What Light's summary in the book is already the whole story just without the details, climax, and the ending. I find this romance book suitable for young adults. 

The book's point of view is the character Sierra. Its front cover of a female in a winter wear is definitely the character Sierra. There are just enough characters to take note of and that matters, basically just Caleb and Sierra's family and friends. 

My favorite character of the story would be Caleb, I find it realistic that he suffers from a mistake and that every thing that he does on his life is like a redemption that will never be enough. As a person, mistakes are unavoidable and often times we will find ourselves in his place. Just like me, it happens to me sometimes, I blame myself and I find ways to make it all better. 

The scene that I like the most is when they had their first long conversation with a hot chocolate and a candy cane. I thought, should I try making my hot chocolate sweet with candy cane? Let us find out this Christmas season!

What do you think the title What light represents? I cannot exactly pinpoint on why the title is "What Light" but somehow, in my opinion, Sierra represents as something bright that came into Caleb's life. A hope for redemption that he was looking for. 

Basically, the book is sweet and perfect for light reading. Something that you do not want to stress over with. No need to over-think.

My Favorite Line/s:

"It's why I stopped telling most people the truth. They're going to believe what they believe, and I'm tired of explaining."

Rating: 5/5 because I got hooked, no boring parts for me. 

Recommendation: To those who wants to read something light and romantic. 

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