Book Review

Book Review || What Light

“There are so many things prickling in the back of my mind, threatening to take me out of this moment. But instead of worrying about anything, I close my eyes, lean forward, and allow myself to believe in us.”

Rating: 2 out of 5.

I was so excited to read this book because I really love 13 reasons why, so I started to read it. It hooked me for a moment then suddenly I got bored (?). I thought I might not want to finish this when I’m not on the mood. It was sitting on my shelf for over a year. Until I decided to finish it two days ago. For me, this book is just an ordinary YA contemporary romance. I did love some parts but I cannot say I loved the whole book. I love the setting. I love imagining the Christmas tree farm of Sierra’s family and how good they are each other. The description of the Christmas spirit here so wonderful.

It felt like the story was predictable and the characters are flat. I wanted more depth. This is just an ordinary story. She saw a boy, she thinks he’s cute and nice but she had known he was troubled. Then family doesn’t approve but in the end, they still end up together ALTHOUGH she will never come back next year. She never knows when she will come back. It wouldn’t be fair to Caleb because he might be a holiday fling if this doesn’t go well. I am disappointed really. I want other characters to do something more, to be involved. I have a few questions and I’m a bit confused. 1. Why does Sierra only talk or encounter like 3 teenagers? 2. What about Andrew? Like that’s it? He got like a few mentions and involvement. The biggest thing he did is when he told Sierra’s father what Caleb did to his sister, that’s it. Nothing more. I kinda expected a few dramas from him or a quick apology but nothing. 3. Also who skips her best friend FIRST BIG ROLE for a boy he just met? If I were Sierra, I would go and see my best friend perform. I could make up with him. The play is one time only she could make use of that excuse for Caleb. To be honest I am more interested in Sierra’s parents’ love story. It seems more magical and Christmas-y.

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