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A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb

This book was strongly recommended a number of times by various LibraryThing members. It was a little awkward to get hold of – I’m not sure it’s been published in the UK, but Amazon came to my rescue. I’m glad I put the effort in to find it.

Helen has been Light – a ghost – for 130 years. In that time she has haunted a number of ‘hosts’ – people she attaches herself to in order to stay in this world. Her current host is a high school English teacher and one day she senses one of his students looking at her.

The story that follows describes the bond between Helen and this boy. I was captivated from the very beginning – in some ways I was less captivated as it went along but it pulled me right back in at the end. I think the setting you read this book in is important; it really deserves to be soaked up in one sitting and I couldn’t do that, and I think that’s the only reason I became less engaged. Overall though I loved it all and became really attached to Helen. I definitely recommend this.

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