What Light by Jay Asher

I was definitely drawn to this book by the pretty cover, plus, a festive YA book is obviously right up my street at this time of year. I didn’t even realise Jay Asher is the writer of 13 Reasons Why (not that I’ve read it though).

Sierra’s family own a Christmas tree farm job Oregon and the day before thanksgiving each year they travel to California where they have a lot to sell the trees. Sierra essentially has two lives, Oregon Sierra where Elizabeth and Rachel are her best friends. And California Sierra who she gets to be for one month each year and spend time with her other best friend Heather. Her worlds never collide and although she wonders what it would be like spending the holidays in Oregon she is not sure she ever wants it to change. Unfortunately, she has overheard her parents in discussion and knows this might be the last year they travel to California.

As it may be her last year, Sierra and Heather want to make sure it’s special. And when Sierra meets Caleb it seems it might be just as special and memorable as she hopes.

I really liked this book, it was easy going and I read it in two sittings. It also made me think of Taylor Swift’s Christmas Tree farm. My main criticism of the book is that it seemed very unrealistic that Caleb would have went after his sister with a knife but nevermind, I guess it gave him a ‘story’ but I actually didn’t feel they it contributed anything really.

This book also gets points for having a nice feeling cover and crisp white pages that weren’t the horrible recycled paper colour! If you’re after an easy read YA festive book pick it up because it will tick your boxes!

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