A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb

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In the class of the high school English teacher she has been haunting, Helen feels them: for the first time in 130 years, human eyes are looking at her. They belong to a boy, a boy who has not seemed remarkable until now. And Helen—terrified, but intrigued—is drawn to him. The fact that he is in a body and she is not presents this unlikely couple with their first challenge. But as the lovers struggle to find a way to be together, they begin to discover the secrets of their former lives and of the young people they come to possess.

About Laura Whitcomb

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Laura Whitcomb grew up in Pasadena, California where she lived in a mildly haunted house for 12 years. She has taught English in California and Hawaii. The winner of three Kay Snow Writing Awards, she was once runner up in the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction contest for the best first sentence of the worst science fiction novel never written. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her dog Maximus.
Published September 21, 2005 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 291 pages
Genres: Romance, Horror, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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What should be a sure-fire ghost story/romance fails to ignite a spark.

Jun 24 2010 | Read Full Review of A Certain Slant of Light

The Washington Post

It is in Mr. Brown's English class that Helen has the sudden frightening realization that she has been actually been seen , by a teenage boy named Billy -- only it's not Billy who sees her at all, but the animating spirit inside him, that of a young man named James.

Dec 18 2005 | Read Full Review of A Certain Slant of Light

Suite 101

In a future dystopia of uncertainty and violence, teens Katniss and Peeta must work together to survive the Hunger Games, in both the book and the movie!

Feb 03 2009 | Read Full Review of A Certain Slant of Light

Teen Reads

Thus an astounding journey of four lost souls begins: Billy, Jenny, James and Helen.

Sep 21 2005 | Read Full Review of A Certain Slant of Light

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