Thirteen Reasons Why You Should Read What Light
I'm not really going to list 13 reasons for you to read Jay Asher's new book, What Light. Thirteen Reasons Why was the title of Asher's breakout first novel. See what I did there? I am the QUEEN of title mash-up blog posts. Anyway, I'm sure I could come up with 13 reasons if I really needed to, but I think a short plot summary will be just as effective.
"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."
Teen Read Week 2016
Teen Read Week is coming October 9-15, and it challenges you to Read for the Fun of It! You don't have to read something your teacher told you to read. You don't have to read something your parent wants you to read. You don't even have to listen to your local librarians' reading suggestions. You can choose absolutely anything you want! But, since this can be overwhelming, here's a link to help you out. Other than that, I won't try to sway you in any particular reading direction.