What Light

Book review by Mary Cosola, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Charming, sweet, but bland holiday romance.

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age 12+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 12+

Sweet Romance for the Holidays

This book is very different from Jay Asher's other, more gritty writing. It is a simple story of romance with a subplot about forgiveness and fresh starts. Sierra lives during the holiday months in another town where they sell Christmas trees they've grown. She has mastered living in both worlds. Then one Christmas, there's a boy. His dimples catch her attention and his past should scare her away, but it doesn't. She can't help but fall. They both know that his baggage stands between them and that the clock is ticking before she must leave to go back to Oregon and resume her life there. How can this scenario end well? You'll have to read to find out. Some might call it bland, but I really enjoyed the fact that it did not have cuss words, partying, and sexual content. I would never discount a book because of those things, but it is refreshing when a book can be good without those things. It works as a simple, sweet holiday romance for teens. It was really sweet and innocent--a story of first love.

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